The CT-40 Contraband Team Detector Kit from Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) is mentioned in the Law Enforcement Product News July/August issue. The 32-page digital magazine affiliated with Officer.com, features contraband detection equipment and related tools that law enforcement agents use on a day-to-day basis. It also features other news and info that law enforcement officers will find valuable.
This article will explain what was in Law Enforcement Product News report:
CSECO’s CT-40 Contraband Team Detection Kit, aka CT-40, was released in February 2014. It is the successor of the CT-30 Contraband Team Detection Kit which has been in use by law enforcement agencies for years for the purposes of narcotics detection and other contraband.
The contents of the CT-30 kit included the Buster K910B Density Meter, the PN-Series Inspection Probe Kit, the FO-Series Articulated Fiberscope, Leica Laser Range Meter, PM-10 Extension Inspection Mirror with High Intensity Flashlight, and CT-30 Customer Carrying Case with Wheels.
The CT-40 kit has most of the tools included in the CT-30, but it is upgraded with the one-piece visual inspection unit, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, which replaces the FO-Series Fiberscope. CSECO pays attention to their clients and applies what they hear into their products. Agents requested to CSECO that they wanted a fiberscope that was much safer to use as well as more user-friendly. Hearing this, the company team went to develop and design what turned out to be the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope. It features the most cutting-edge technology for conducting visual inspections. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is the one and only videoscope to be certified “safe” by the Underwriters Laboratory, the world’s leading authority on product safety. This means that the Perfect Vision V20 can be used in hazardous areas such as fuel tanks.
The Perfect Vision V20 has many features that are the same as those in the FO-Series Fiberscope in the CT-30 kit — 2mx6mm tungsten-coated shaft equipped with 2-way articulation and built with high-intensity LED lighting, as well as rechargeable batteries that last long. What has been improved is the videoscope’s high-resolution 5-inch color LCD screen which allows the officers for a one-piece procedure; they won’t anymore have to attach cumbersome accessories such as cables and wires. The big screen also allows for lesser eye fatigue, which agents and officers usually experience while using fiberscopes.
The big LCD screen also allows the officers to see more clearly what they are inspecting while maintaining their visibility and awareness in their surroundings. This is something that fiberscopes cannot do because officers are not able to be visually cognizant of their surroundings due to the fact that they had to keep their head down and stay focused on the fiberscope’s viewfinder while doing inspections. And many agents believe this is putting concern on their safety. They won’t find such issues with the Perfect Vision V20.
The Perfect Vision V20 also has a push-button dimming and digital zoom. It also has on-board storage via an SD card slot which allows the device to store up to 8,000 high-resolution photos or six hours of video files. With this device, the agents can do it all without the need for bothersome attachments.
However, the most important aspect of the Perfect Vision V20 is the safety feature. The company’s president Tony Harris revealed they worked with the Underwriters Laboratory to make sure that the visual inspection tool is safe to use in high-risk locations such as fuel tanks. Harris said: “We want our users to feel confident they can use the videoscope as they always have their fiberscopes.” But no other fiberscope or videoscope has been guaranteed “safe” like CSECO’s Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope, recognition that the company is proud of.
CSECO’s Director of Global Business Development Damaune Journey stated: “The CT-40 will provide everything officers have come to love about the CT-30, and then some. If you found the fiberscope useful just wait until you use the Perfect Vision Videoscope.”