Ways Police Use Narcotics Detection Equipment for Prisons

Even while being incarcerated, prisoners are still able to conduct illegal drug trade, but only in a clandestine manner. This puts another burden on the police and the warden who are in charge of the prisons and the convicts. Most likely they get prohibited contraband items from their visitors. That's why a prison staff needs durable, effective, and reliable narcotics detection equipment to help them control and minimize this practice by prisoners.

Examples of prohibited items include drugs and weapons which pose a particular risk in prison environments; there is already a high likelihood of drug use and violence. Another prohibited item is cell phones, where inmates can use it to help smuggle in drugs and weapons, organize acts of violence against fellow inmates, plan attempts to escape, or even conduct illegal business on the outside while they are locked up.

As mentioned before, the prison staff needs narcotics detection equipment. But it shouldn't be just any equipment -- rather, it should be equipment which is reliable, effective, and safe to use in any part of a suspected prison cell.

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) manufactures effective, reliable, durable, accurate, and safe tools for contraband detection. One of CSECO's famous products is the Buster K910B Density Meter, the first of its kind. This tool is the result of combined efforts between company founder Patrick J. Campbell and agents from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Being a hand-held and portable device, the Buster is ideal to use detecting contraband in prison environments. Its low-intensity gamma radiation emitter and scintillation detector enables inspectors to scan a variety of materials using the same equipment. This includes wood, reinforced plastic, metal, fabrics, or concrete. Inspectors using the Buster can scan an average-sized prison cell in just a matter of minutes. The Buster can detect the presence of contraband by reading the sudden and unexpected changes in density without tearing apart the material being scanned.

While the Buster is ideal for locating large amounts of contraband such as large stashes of cocaine, prison staff needs another tool to help them search and locate contraband in harder-to-reach areas.

One of the newest products from CSECO, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, is perfect for this situation. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is a one-piece unit that doesn't use tiny glass fibers like most fiberscopes because they tend to corrode more easily. The Perfect Vision V20 uses video chip technology that is less susceptible to damage and allows for better inspection.

The Perfect Vision V20 doesn't need cumbersome attachments and cables. It can be inserted into harder-to-reach areas like air vents, sink drain pipes, and other small crevices and voids that can be found inside a prison cell. And, what makes the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope even more effective is that it can easily videotape the inspection using the same piece of equipment.

With the effective, powerful, and safe narcotics detection equipment from CSECO like the Buster K910B Density Meter and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, they help alert prison staff to the presence of drugs, alcohol, cell phones, metallic and non-metallic weapons, and other contraband. This will lead into a safer and more controlled prison environment.

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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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