Walk through metal detector gates best fall into one of two
different general categories or scanner. The first style of walk
through metal detectors provides single zone detection. The second
style provides multi zone detection. Basic multi zone detectors like
CS-5000 will identify that the target is on the left side or
right side. To understand the difference, I will provide a quick
example. Let's say that an individual walks through the opening of
the metal detector with a concealed weapon located at their ankles.
Both the single and multi zone detectors will locate the target. The
difference between the two garrett is that the multi zone detector
will be able to identify the location of the target, on either the
left or right side of the individual. More advanced multi zone
detectors like the
Garrett PD 6500 will pinpoint the specific location from head to
toe and on the left or right side.
Pinpointing the location of the target quickly is important so
that your security personnel can respond swiftly. Larger crowds
require greater through put. If you are scanning a large volume of
individuals, a multi zone metal detector will let you process more
Single Zone Garrett Walk Through Metal Detectors:
Multi Zone Garrett Walk Through Metal Detectors:
What are the typical locations and uses for a walk through metal
At one time, security metal detectors were primarily seen just in
airports and correctional facilities. Today we see walk through
detectors in a variety of locations including police stations, night
clubs, schools, public and private buildings and for corporate work
place security. They are also used in manufacturing facilities,
warehouses for loss prevention, nuclear facilities, transportation
terminals, courthouses, airport scanner historical landmarks,
sporting events, arenas and at concerts. One of the first places to
pick up a walk through detector from us was a roller skating rink,
and that was nearly 25 years ago.
Choosing the best configuration for your Garrett Metal Detector.
Will your best detector be set up at one location walk thru or do
you plan to move the detector from location to location? If you will
be moving the detector gate often, you will want a light weight
portable walk through metal detector or one that can be moved
Setup and operation:
Modern security walk thru detectors are easy to setup and
operate. Each unit will come with a detailed manual and
instructional setup video. Digital electronics are easily adjusted
through a touch pad and LCD display. The walk through metal
detectors come with factory preset programs. You can adjust the
detectors for your specific location or the type of object that you
are looking to locate. Based on the level of sensitivity that you
choose asyou walk to the gate, the detector can be adjusted to
locate various targets.
Controlling the flow of traffic is important when setting up your
metal detector. You will want to be sure that all individuals that
enter or leave the building are directed through the detector. It is
a good idea to have a basket or tray setup next to the metal
detector for individuals to place any metal objects in to. It is
important that watches, coins, keys, belts and other large metal
objects are removed before walking through the detector. The better
organized you are, the better your through put will be.
Do I need a Garrett security metal detector wand?
You can think of the walk thru detector as the general screening
device. Once you have identified that an individual has a concealed
item, you will need to precisely pinpoint it. A metal detector wand
will let you locate the target quickly. Security wands will alert
you to the target with an audible tone, target identification light,
vibration or a combination of the three. The wand metal detector is
a required accessory for use with the walk-thru gate.
Metal Detector Garrett Wands featuring Audio and Vibration
Metal Detector Wands featuring Vibration Only Alerts:
Rolling out your Gate security plan:
While you walk thru to this Garrett cs5000 or pd6500i it is
a significant investment, do not get too caught up on the cost of
acquiring your walk through metal detectors. Your largest expense
will be the annual cost of security personnel to operate the
equipment. While you may already have staff on hand, you might walk
and find that you will need to allocate funds to increase staffing.
Armed with a good knowledge of your organization and the available
types of security metal detectors, you are now ready to choose the
best equipment. We are here to help you put the pieces of the puzzle
together. Feel free to speak with one of our Security Product
Specialists to discuss your specific needs.