This Density Meter Finds Contraband Easily

Having a density meter or other tools to detect and locate illegal drugs and other contraband is important because the job is often tricky and has potentially dangerous. That's why law enforcement agents need something durable and accurate as well as easy and safe to use to help them in their daily activities. They need a tool that they can trust and rely on. Fortunately, Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) has the Buster K910B Density Meter to answer this need.

Also known simply as “Buster,” it is the product manufactured out of a concept by CSECO founder Patrick J. Campbell, with considerable input from the officers of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Following the introduction of the Buster, incidents of contraband detection and seizures significantly increased, as CBP agents and other law enforcement agents have a reliable and accurate means of identifying and detecting contraband quickly.

The Buster uses back-scatter technology which allows users to locate the presence of hidden contraband. It uses a low-intensity gamma radiation which measures the density of a particular surface being scanned; when it reads an abnormally high level of density, it alerts the user with both audible and visual signals.

Its advanced technology can easily beat all the other contraband detection tools in the market. The Buster can scan different kinds of surface such as wood, metal, and reinforced plastic... in fact, it can read through any type of material. Yes, any type: rubber, many kinds of liquid, soil, concrete, paper, and glass.

The Buster can scan anything with a depth of up to six inches. Detecting through gas tanks can be a challenge for the Buster, though. The lead in gas tanks absorbs the Buster's gamma rays instead of bouncing it back to the device. So for instance when the lead is present, the reading of the Buster would be much lower instead of a higher reading which is the normal reading for an abnormally high level of density -- an indication of a hidden contraband. The CSECO Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System can be used inside the fuel tank and allow agents to visually see if anything is hidden in the tank.

In their attempt to outsmart the Buster, some smugglers would add a layer of lead lining and plating in areas where the contraband is hidden. An officer or agent who is experienced and who knows what to anticipate will immediately notice when lead exists as a deterrent.

Other density meters that use microwave, millimeter wave, radio wave and ultraviolet wave have limited scanning and detecting capabilities. The Buster K910B can do scan through different kinds of materials and delivers results within minutes. It can zero in on the specific location of different kinds of contraband such as narcotics, drugs (illegal or prescribed), weapons, currency, jewelry, alcohol, explosives, and many more are hidden.

And yes, the Buster can also detect abnormal amounts of radiation. Its RAD-Aware technology allows inspectors or first responders to establish safe perimeters in case there is a radioactive leak, and therefore keeping the responders and general civilians in the area a safe distance from the leak.

Apart from the CBP, the Buster is widely used by other law enforcement agencies and other government departments such as the US Customs Service, US National Guard, US Coast Guard, US Drug Enforcement Administration, and many others. The Buster is also used by agencies in many parts of the world. Several state and local police departments also have chosen to use the Buster in their efforts to locate contraband.

Compared to other density meters, the Buster's sophisticated technology allows inspectors and agents to find contraband easily, accurately, and quickly. For more of the Buster K910B Density Meter and other products, contact CSECO by calling 510-864-8010 or send an email to

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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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