By: Nwoha Udochukwu
This week on security gadget review, we will be reviewing a security gadget we must have come across, it is the walk-through security metal detector. Just like the handheld scanner which was reviewed in the last edition, the walk-through security metal detectors are normally used at schools, offices, prisons and other important places to detect individuals with weapon and other dangerous items in the premises.
The walk-through security metal detector comes in two types – the singe and the multi zone detection. The single zone metal detector provides single zone detection, while the multi zone detector, in addition to detecting the metal, pinpoints the side where the metal was detected (either the left or the right side).
For instance, when an individual walks through a metal detector with a concealed weapon, the single zone detector detects the metal, whereas the multi zone detectors informs the security personnel that the metal was either found on the right or left side of the individual. More advanced walk-through metal detectors like the Garrett PD 6500 will pinpoint the exact part of the body where the metal was detected.
Choosing the appropriate type of metal detectors that will suit your business or personal needs is of utmost importance. Below is a guide:
Garrett PD 6500i
The PD 6500i produced by Garrett is the world’s highest performing walk-through metal detector and leads the industry with superior pinpoint technology and unmatched discrimination feature. It is designed for superior versatility with settings designed for airports, courthouses, prisons, schools, special events, mass transit, loss prevention, and many more applications.
The 33 pinpoint technology used in it allows it to search different locations of your body from head to toe at the same time. The 20 standard programs provided in this metal detector increase its versatility. It works at a directional counting pattern on the basis of four settings of its Dual Optics feature. The PD 6500i is long lasting and durable and packed with the latest technology and features.
PTIXVS-1PTI XVS 10mi
XVS 10mi is one of the security metal detectors that operate using the latest technology in this field. It is the world most sensitive metal detector but is specifically designed to stop employee theft for jewelry manufactures, gold mines and other manufacturing facilities. While passing through the PTI metal detector it will not only scan your employment identity but also display the history of your last passages through it. The security provided by these hybrid machines to your establishment is of high level compared to other metal detectors. The high level detection frequency of these metal detectors scans your entire body quick and easy.
Ranger Intelliscan 18 Zone Metal Detector
The Ranger Intelliscan 18 Zone Metal Detector creates seamless collaboration between man and machine, functioning like a reliable member of your security team. This industry leading technology offers an 18-zone detection field that accurately determines the height and direction of concealed metals
in relation to the body. They can be used effectively at airports, schools, hospitals, government office and other sensitive places like sports events and concerts etc. where the chances of violence and terrorism are more.
Fisher M-scope metal detector is among the portable walk through security metal detectors that are used all over the world for versatile security reasons. This dynamic metal detector can be deployed at any situation within no time as compared to others which take several hours for their deployment. It can be transported, deployed and operated single handedly at almost any location. The total weight of this metal detector with its battery with 40 hours life time is only 36.28Kg which can be transported easily in its compact packaging through your car or van. You do not need a truck to transport this security metal detection system which you were longing since long. It can be operated on both the power modes, AC as well as DC, to make it easy to use at any location. It can be used for different types of security needs due to its versatile features and functional benefits.
VO-600, Professional Security Door Frame digital Metal Detectors
The VO-600 consists of two parts: left-right detecting gate and mainframe, the material used is fire-proof board that is fire-proof, wear-resisting and high-strength. There are 6 detecting areas spreading evenly over the left-right detecting gate board from its top to bottom (it is called a 6 positions detecting).
On the sides of left-right detecting gate board, there are aluminum alloy strips for protection, even on it top and bottom; there are some protecting and fixing wares. The control circuit is highly integrated, which is especially stable in performance and long lifespan.
Eight work frequency spots are set up in an array; standard distance to assemble the gates is 50cm. Information will be marked down on the front panel such as number of persons passed-by, times of alarm, strength of interfering signals and more.
Garrett CS5000 is one of the most economic security metal detectors that are known for their excellent performances. It is highly sensitive to the weapons and other dangerous metallic items while scanning a person from top to bottom. Scanning the hardy end caps and scratch proof paints are the additional features of this metal detector. It can scan high volume of people without making any fault in detection. 20 modes Microprocessor control system is among the other features of this security device. LCD screen, LED lights, alarm lights, touchpad and bar graph are the main features of the overhead control box of this detector which help in scanning the person from archway to the floor. It can detect all types of metals though its 200 sensitivity levels. The concealed weapons on the lower legs can be detected easily through its 3 ankle boost settings. It is a tamper proof metal detection machine due to the security provided through computerized access and password. The long time power back up available with this machine allows you to use it for long time without disturbing your work.
Though, you have a number of excellent choices for security metal detectors the PD6500i is the best choice in most cases as it is long lasting and sensitive.