The MZ 6100 Walk-Through Metal Detector from Garrett
The Garrett MZ 6100 walk-through metal detector is the most budget friendly way to maintain safety while continuing to social distance. In a world in which everyone is wearing a mask, maintaining security and prosecuting violence has become much more difficult.
One short year ago metal detectors were only found in government buildings, schools, and certain events. Now even mom and pop retailers can benefit from metal detectors at their entrances.
The MZ 6100 provides all of the necessary features of a walk-through metal detector while foregoing the more expensive and largely unnecessary features. Here is what you can expect from your new MZ 6100 metal detector.
Two metal detector models to fit your entryway.
The MZ 6100 comes in two different models to accommodate all those who come through your doors. The base model is a slim 30 inch width, which will accommodate most people. If you frequently have guests or entrants that use mobility devices, you may want to go with the bigger 32.5 inch model.
Keep in mind that while sensitivity can be decreased, wheelchairs and other devices will often raise the alarm. Many smaller businesses opt for the slimmer model and allow those with mobility devices to simply enter, or to be checked with a wand.
Easy installation minutes out of the box.
There is a certain nervousness that everyone feels when a large piece of equipment is shipped. Usually such equipment requires assembly, and may be difficult to install and begin use. The MZ 6100 addresses these concerns by shipping the metal detector in four easy to assemble pieces. It takes just eight screws to firmly attach them and be ready to plug and play.
This metal detector is designed to be portable when needed, so assembly is meant to be fast and simple. (You can also purchase travel bags to move the metal detector from place to place without disassembly.) It may take up to 20 minutes to assemble the metal detector for the first time, but someone familiar with the process could likely handle assembly and disassembly within just a few minutes.
Easy and fast installation with pre programmed options
After assembly the MZ 6100 hands-free metal detector is very easy to install and start using right away. All you need to do is plug it in and choose from one of the 15 preset applications (school, hospital, government building, etc.) If you want to customize the settings to your personal preferences, you may spend a bit longer setting things up. Once determined, you can lock your settings in place by adding a passcode or locking the control panel completely.
Easily portable with optional casters and battery pack.
Even though this metal detector is an accurate, valuable tool in your security arsenal, it is very portable. As already mentioned, you can purchase a cover for the metal detector to protect it during transport as a whole unit. You can also purchase casters that can easily be installed on the legs for easier movement, and an optional battery pack allows you to have reliable and secure metal detection even when hosting outdoor events without a power source.
Our metal detectors are so versatile they even come with both EU and US plugs. They can also accommodate a variety of power sources without rewiring or switches, from 100 to 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hertz, or 40 Watts. This means your metal detector is truly portable and can be used in almost any venue or event.
Stands up to the elements during transport or outdoor use.
Even though this metal detector is easy to put together, it is still very durable in its assembled form. The day to day wear and tear of portability doesn’t diminish its lifespan. This unit can also withstand and operate in extreme temperatures of -4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 degrees Celsius) up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (or 60 degrees Celsius). It can also function in climates or venues with up to 95% non condensing humidity.
Easily upgraded through the internal SD port.
You don’t have to purchase a new metal detector when firmware becomes out of date. Our Garrett metal detectors have internal SD ports that make updating firmware self-service and hassle-free. If you register your device, you’ll be notified when firmware updates are available and whether or not it is recommended for your application.
Detect metal objects from up to 20 zones at one time.
You don’t need to slow down traffic or create lines when you add a metal detector to your entrance. The Garrett MZ 6100 metal detector is designed to detect objects in up to 20 zones at one time, allowing your guests to keep moving through the walk-through metal detector at a fairly swift pace. Only alarms or LED notification of metal detected will slow down entry.
Adjust sensitivity to meet your needs while avoiding false alarms.
Sensitivity adjustments are just one of the customizable settings that make this metal detector suitable for all types of buildings and locations. You can adjust these settings as needed based on the type of entry and your individual requirements.
You can even increase or decrease sensitivity by zone. For example, if your staff all have ID badges that are to be displayed in a certain way, you can turn off that zone to prevent false alarms and unnecessary closer inspection.
LED lights indicate in what zone metal was detected.
Most often metal detectors pick up on harmless objects, but you still have to be able to maintain security by checking every indication of a violation upon entry. But not only does everyone still need to practice social distancing, running a handheld metal detector wand over an entire body distracts from others coming in the door.
The LED lights solve this problem by showing you the height of the metal object. You can then use one of Garrett’s hand held metal detector wands to check that particular area or ask the person to check that area and produce any metal items.
Autoscan function cancels frequency noise that can interfere with scans.
The autoscan frequency feature cancels out noise that can interfere with the metal detection technology. You can adjust autoscan features along with all of the other settings that you can customize to your use. This feature also helps add to the portability of the walk through metal detector.
Customizable settings and preprogrammed applications.
This walk-through metal detector is essentially plug in play thanks to 15 engineered programs that you can implement at the push of a button. The programs are designed to meet the specific needs of organizations and sites, as applicable to:
- Schools, community colleges, and universities, with settings sensitive enough to pick up pocket weapons but not so much that it picks up typical tools of students.
- Government agencies, courts, and other law enforcement sites, where the most rigorous settings are used in the programs
- Prisons, small jails, temporary holding, other containment applications, where settings are the most stringent.
- Special events, in which you have very lax settings designed to pick up a larger weapon or firearm.
Of course there are many other applications, such as within small or private airports, bus stations or depots, or even retail establishments.
Electrical safety and compatibility compliance
As mentioned above, the Garrett MZ 6100 metal detector is versatile and able to be used with most power sources with little adaptation needed. In addition, our metal detectors all meet the electrical safety and compatibility requirements of the following agencies:
- The European Union’s Conformitè Europëenne (CE) Mark, which denotes those products in compliance with electrical safety standards.
- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates anything that uses a radio frequency, including metal detectors. Our metal detectors and their accessories meet these regulatory requirements.
- The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) which regulates electrical safety in Canada.
- The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is the entity responsible for the international electrical safety standards.
This metal detector also meets the requirements of certain professional organizations such as International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) or the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Intuitive menu design
The metal detector’s menu makes it very easy to program your individualized settings. There are 32 characters on the menu screen that are easily associated to the settings that they adjust. Combined with the easy to use slider bar (described below) it has never been easier to customize metal detectors to your specific purposes and guidelines.
Unique slider bar for quick settings adjustments.
When you know you need to up your security in a hurry, the unique digital touch slide bar located along the bottom of the control panel allows for fast adjustments. Quickly turn your sensor up or down as required, or work with the controls more slowly to find just the right settings for your needs.
Access control with the flick of a switch or secure passcode.
You want to strictly limit access to your metal detector’s settings. It is wise not to allow those actually manning the door to access settings, as it creates opportunity for abuse of their position. You also don’t want anyone to be able to change settings as they walk by.
With this metal detector, you can lock out the controls completely, or you can secure them with a predetermined and programmed access code. Without the code, no one will be able to adjust the settings to allow something through that shouldn’t be.
Optional iC module allows for closer real-time monitoring and analysis.
The iC module does not come standard, but you’ll appreciate the functionality of this added option. The iC module allows for remote monitoring and analysis of the readings from the metal detector. If you are using the metal detectors to control crowds by group, you could glean some valuable information from such interactive reporting. Interested in learning more about the iC module or other optional accessories for the MZ 6100 metal detector? Click here.
Additional features helpful in the time of Covid
One of the reasons metal detectors are becoming more popular is due to Covid. Thanks to the pandemic, most people are wearing masks whenever they are in public. By wearing a mask, people become very difficult to identify. This opens the opportunity for criminal activity that cannot be effectively prosecuted. To avoid such situations, it becomes necessary to install metal detectors to prevent troublemakers from entering in the first place.
At the same time, you want your staff to maintain social distancing, especially at entrances where people may need to be reminded to put on a mask. The walk-through metal detector allows you to remain safely behind a partition unless there is an issue. Here are some additional features that are very helpful during this time.
The MZ 6100 metal detector does come standard with a directional counter. You can easily keep track of how many people are within your establishment or facility. If you are working hard to control social distancing, crowds, and lines, the directional counter can be a huge asset.
Use more than one metal detector per entry, as close as 2 inches apart.
If you have a busy entrance or event to monitor, being able to place two units near each other is a great advantage. When you pair an ADA compliant and a slim model together, you can disperse traffic and encourage social distancing while keeping entry lines moving. Thanks to the autoscan frequency noise cancelling feature, you can place two metal detectors as close together as 2 inches apart.
Optional desktop remote allows for social distancing operation and monitoring.
The optional desktop remote, or the digital wireless remote control, are both optional accessories that are perfect for use in the pandemic. The desktop remote comes with its own 50 foot cable. As such, your door monitors can stay at a safe distance or behind a barrier for added protection.
Budget friendly but high value options for almost any industry
In addition to all of these wonderful features, the MZ 6100 walk-through metal detector beats out the competition on price. When it comes to functionality, Garrett metal detectors are every bit as good as their rivals, but at a fraction of the cost. While you may require more stringent protection for travel or other entities, this is the best, most affordable metal detector for the post-covid world.