We are recognized as a world leader in the supply of Contraband Equipment

At Sas R & D Services Inc., we have striven to change the future of simple yet effective, HAND HELD CONTRABAND DETECTION EQUIPMENT. That means starting each day looking for ways to improve our designs and change them for the better. Challenging everything that we know, on a daily basis. Pushing technological enhancement, efficiency, and responsibility to new limits. And then pushing them yet again. Making us more reliable than ever as your partners in the fight against smuggling. This is our promise to you – because this is not just a job to us but a vocation.

We supply the latest innovative high technology products for Contraband Detection that consistently lead the market – from the smallest, lightest hand held contraband detector the SAS-Hitech-Xpose® Miniature Contraband Detector/Density Meter to our SASRAD Contraband Enforcement Kits® The CEK containing one of our well known and proven Ultimate Fiberscopes® with features developed entirely in the United States and only available from SASRAD.

Our contraband detection kits are the leading edge equipment for cargo Inspection and highway interdiction including the tools required for inspecting freight, vehicles, boats and planes. In addiiton to the Xpose Density Meter each kit contains the High Definition Readyscope Videoscope with 1280 x 720 resolution plus a range of small tools and instruments which are required for daily operational use. Other scopes are available for inspecting small closed areas and even vehicle tires without letting the air out. Available with Fiberscopes or Videoscopes the kits are the complete answer to contraband search, and detection. Optional additional products are available to assist in specific tasking with new products being developed for the future.

Our Ultimate Series of scopes are the ONLY Inspection Scopes that CAN BE REPAIRED IN THE FIELD. Our products represent the most advanced search and inspection equipment available today, the latest in technological innovation offering the inspector the greatest flexibility and best value available today.
  • SAS-Hitech-Xpose® is ISO 9001:2008 - Water resistant IP56 - MIL STD 810G
  • Waterproof version available to special order
  • Xpose scan rate is an amazing 50 readings per second, 0.02 seconds per reading, for ultimate accuracy
  • Xpose is sold under an exempt distribution
  • License issued by NRC and is in compliance with CFR 10CFRC §32.30 - §32.32

Important information to users regarding radiation licensing of density meters.

There are several important points that users and potential users of the New Technology SAS-Hitech-Xpose Contraband Detector should be aware of which make ownership of the Xpose easier and with zero paperwork requirements. READ MORE


"Readyscope" HI DEF Videoscope

Built on the same platform as our Ultimate Fiberscope®, same strength and dependability you have come to expect...


The SAS-Hitech-Xpose contraband detector is a compact, lightweight, rugged, handheld density meter designed to aid law enforcement officials with the detection of hidden objects. This density meter represents the latest in technological advancement specifically designed and built for us by one of the largest defense companies in the USA – SASRAD is the exclusive sales outlet for this product worldwide....

Ultimate Fiberscope®

One piece design allows all components to be housed inside the pistol grip handle. No external cables, field repairable in various lengths and diameters...

PUV-227 Portable Under Vehicle Inspection

The PUV-227 is a portable under vehicle inspection/search system. Designed to be moveable and deployable on an “as-required” basis...

Quality, delivery and service for OVER 58 YEARS

Our products and equipment are designed for Customs , Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, Police, Army, Navy & Air Force, Marines, Gendarmerie, Special Forces, Special Operations, State Department, United Nations, ICE, CBP, HSI, Coast Guard, UNDCP, and Interpol. Applications of our equipment include searching for drugs, narcotics, explosives, weapons, currency, jewelry, WMD, radioactive shipments and any smuggled goods such as cocaine, heroin & marijuana.
Following a Narcotics K-9 Alert, we used the Ultimate LED scope to locate $109,000.00 in suspected drug currency floating in a fuel tank of a 2002 Honda Odyssey van. The scope was instrumental in locating the packages floating in the fuel. Without the scope we may have missed this one! This scope is vital in my day to day operations. Agent P.K.
Domestic Highway Enforcement, California

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Is a 7.5 microcurie radiation source safer than 10 microcuries as competitors claim?

This paper is intended to explain the difference in the Effective Dose to humans between 2 different activities (7.5 uCi and 10 uCi) of 133Ba isotope used in a hand held contraband detector relative to ordinary risk we face in everyday life.

A competitor of ours has offered a version of their unit which is 7.5 microcuries of radiation against our 10 microcuries, claiming that this is safer for the user, In fact, the increased dose to a user of a 10 uCi source over a 7.5 uCi source for a worst case scenario is essentially equal to what one gets in one second of airplane flight on a cross country trip from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, CA, a total flying time of up to five hours or 1 in 18,000

10 Microcurie Source

Now let’s compare both these radiation source activities and the actual working life of the source. The working life is based on the sources initial activity and the half-life of the isotope. For 133Ba, the half-life is 10.53 years. So for a 7.5 uCi source, the working life is about 35-40% less than the working life of a 10 uCi source. This translates that the dollar per dollar cost of the 7.5 uCi source is much higher than the cost of the 10 uCi source! And finally another consideration is the scanning time for the contraband detector. Excluding other factors involved, a 7.5 uCi source has 25% less photons/sec output than a 10 uCi source and this in turn increases the length of time it takes to complete a scan. This also may reduce the probability of positively identifying a concealed item (contraband)

The Xpose has graphing & digital display, available tablet remote control of all functions and is MIL STD 810G - Water Resistant to IP56 (waterproof available on request) - ISO9001:2008 and most importantly sold under an Exempt Radiation License from the NRC. In other words virtually no restrictions on sale, possession of transfer of the unit.

Our competitor has none of these features.

In short, when comparing the 2 activities (7.5 uCi and 10 uCi) 133Ba sources in hand held contraband detection systems: For those interested in the science and math behind these conclusions we do have a detailed white paper available upon request.

Radiation Licensing


There are several important points that users and potential users of the New Technology SAS-Hitech-Xpose Contraband Detector should be aware of. In order to simplify ownership of this device, SAS-Hitech-Xpose has been developed and licensed under United States Law as an Exempt device. Other density meters of this type are licensed under a General license. There are highly important differences between the two types of licenses. Here are a couple of the major differences:


General licensed (competitors product) requirements (per their own manual):
  • Rope or cordoning off the area to keep people away
  • Contact public health (radiological authorities) and emergency services provider for assistance
  • Notify the manufacturer
Exempt license requirements (SAS-Hitech-Xpose)

Pick up unit and send it to Authorized Service Center or factory for repair (nothing more)


General license (competitors) requirements:

The device is assigned to a specific location and cannot be assigned to another location without written notification to the radiation regulatory entity (State or Federal as applicable). If the device is given or transferred to another location, even if it is with the same agency (i.e. if PD Precinct 5 gives it to PD Precinct 6), a transfer of location must be filed by the user (licensee) prior to transfer. Failure to do so is subject to fine and reprimand.

Disposal of General Licensed unit: The user MUST dispose of the device as Hazardous waste and transfer to a license disposal facility. This can be done, under US law by:
  • Exporting the device in accordance with NRC regulations found in 10CFR§110
  • Transfer to a Specific Licensee authorized to receive the device with supporting documentation.
  • Transfer to another General Licensee under strict regulations found in 10CFR§31.5(c)(9) or equivalent Agreement State regulations.
Exempt license requirement (SAS-Hitech-Xpose)
  • Remove label and throw away in regular garbage.
Or for transfer of ownership
  • No restriction. It can be given it to whomever, whenever, wherever required. No paperwork/transfer licenses/authorizations required.

Available Readyscope Lengths

Readyscope Configuration Kit
4 Way Knob Articulation
40" length (1.0m)
Readyscope Configuration Kit
4 Way Knob Articulation
60" length (1.0m)
Readyscope Configuration Kit
4 Way Knob Articulation
80" length (1.0m)
Readyscope Configuration Kit
4 Way Knob Articulation
120" length (3.0m)
Customization available please ask a SASRAD representative.