Author Archives: Brandon Allred

Common Metals That Set Off Security Systems

Going through metal detectors can be an unnerving experience for some. Even though we recognize it as being necessary, the anxiety remains. Whether you are getting ready to take a flight, or attending a concert, it is important to be prepared.   Everybody knows that dangerous items, such as guns, knives, and other weapons will […]

Should School Districts or the School Itself Pay for Security Metal Detectors?

Metal detectors have played an important role in maintaining school security.  But, when it comes to covering the cost of what many consider a lifesaving investment, who should cover the cost?  Remember, there will be ongoing costs in maintaining such security aside from the initial investment of purchasing a metal detector.  The opinion on this […]

Interesting History of Metal Detectors

The History of Metal Detectors Metal Detectors have a very unique past as they have evolved over the years as an important piece of history.  Earlier versions of what we know today that includes modern technology were first developed back in the late 1800s.  At this time, a crude metal detector was made quickly in […]

Safety Concerns Surrounding Security Metal Detectors

When it comes to safety concerns of metal detector use, this aspect alone can be explored at different levels.  People use metal detectors everyday all around the world as an ongoing effort to keep us safe.  But, ongoing use of such devices has the everyday consumer along with researchers and security experts asking themselves how […]

What You May Not Know About Security Metal Detectors

While metal detectors are a unique form of security in helping keep the public safe, there are other elements about them that make them interesting and intriguing beyond scientific means.  There are various uses for metal detectors and they play a big role in how metals are found and used.  The following points are just […]

Tips on Getting through a Metal Detector without setting it off

When you know you are required to be screened by a metal detector, either a walk-through or hand-held, you become more aware of your physical presence.  Some detectors are known to be pretty sensitive in detecting everything from a pocket knife to a body piercing.  For the most part, if you don’t normally carry something […]

Are Security Metal Detectors in Schools Effective in Keeping Kids Safe?

In 2007, roughly 10 percent of students between the ages of 12 to 18 reported their school uses metal detectors, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.  School districts across the United States continue to explore their options when it comes to taking safety measures in keeping children safe.  While many parents and educators […]

Metal Detectors Security Facts

With security becoming an ever increasing concern in our society, many people wonder if walking through a metal detector is really safe. The quick answer is yes. Metal detectors don’t work the same as X-ray machines which might scan baggage or even your bones at the doctor’s office. Metal detectors work by using low frequency […]

Are Security Metal Detectors Safe?

Security metal detector companies ensure their products are safe for adults, children, and even unborn children still in the womb. There is currently no information indicating otherwise. These units are also safe for people who have a variety of metal implants, or who may be carrying any type of magnetic strips (such as those found […]

Some Metal Detectors Can Actually Detect Paper Money

Security metal detectors have been used successfully for years to detect even the smallest amount of metal. They are able to detect things as small as a safety pin to large firearms. Although they are designed to detect certain items, some single-zone units function in a way that the entire metal contents on a person […]