The Buster Density Meter – Trusted for Many Reasons

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) as we all know, is the creator of the Buster density meter and contraband detector. Developed and designed by company founder Patrick J. Campbell with significant input from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, the Buster does the job of detecting hidden contraband in a quick, accurate and efficient way, but is also surprisingly easy to use.

Since its initial launch during the 1980s, the Buster density meter has been hailed as the “gold standard” in contraband detection, proof that it has been trusted by the majority of local, state and federal law enforcement bodies all the over the United States for over three decades. The Buster density meter is also highly recommended by several law enforcement bodies overseas.

This goes on to show the enviable level of trust that clients have towards the Buster density meter. What makes this density meter the most trusted among all other density meters?
The efficiency of a contraband detection tool lies in the technology it uses. The Buster density meter, for instance, uses the low-intensity gamma radiation and scintillation emitter that helps in quickly scanning vehicles and structures which for hidden contraband. This technology allows an officer to tell whether a vehicle tests positive for contraband within five minutes or an average-sized space within 10 minutes. Just use the Buster to scan over an object, and if it does have contraband hiding under it, then you will immediately see the significant discrepancies in the device's readings.

The Buster can scan through a variety of materials like wood, metal or reinforced plastics. With the Buster, there's no need to dismantle parts of a vehicle or tearing down walls, which is not only inconvenient, but it would make the officers liable for the damage. This is something that contraband detectors using millimeter wave, radio wave, ultraviolet wave, or microwave cannot do.

Because of the Buster's sophisticated technology, it is responsible for the seizure of billions of dollars' worth of confiscated contraband, notably narcotics, other illegal substances and cash, as well as several arrests of smugglers.

Here are some of the testimonials that further demonstrate the effectiveness of the Buster density meter:

  • 27 lbs. of heroin were found from a Ford Focus from Phoenix, Arizona on route to Salt Lake City, Utah in May 2013
  • $427,000 cash was found on a spare tire of a Cadillac Escalade, which was being transported on a car hauler in May 2013.
  • 16 lbs. of crystal meth or “ice” were found from a 2008 Nissan Titan on October 2008.
  • $674,000 found from a Chevy Avalanche on S/B I-15.
  • 275 pounds of marijuana found from a 1993 F-50 pickup.
  • 19 bundles of US currency were found from a southbound vehicle on US 281, which was stopped for a traffic violation.
  • $200,000 of cash found from a confiscated truck. The inspection was conducted using the Buster K910B density meter and the FV Series Fiberscope.

CSECO further improved the Buster's first iteration, the Buster K910B, which led to its latest version, the Buster K910G. Its radioactive source is now at 25% smaller than any other density meter and all the lead components have been removed, making the Buster K910G the safest and the most environmentally friendly model on the market!

It also has the RAD-Aware radiation detector which helps first responders to establish safety parameters in the event of a dirty bomb detonation or any other dangerous radioactive leak.

For many years, the Buster density meter is trusted for many reasons – the latest technology, durability, efficiency, and safety. The additional fact that the Buster was co-developed by agents of the CBP – which is the country's primary border control organization – makes it a very reliable device and a top choice among law enforcement agencies.

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Tony Harris, President and CEO, and Pat Campbell, founder, of CSECO explain about the Buster density meter and other contraband detectors.

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