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Protective Technologies Int'l analyzes and tests many different walk through metal detector models and brands so you can get the right one specific to your needs.
Top Walk Through Metal Detectors
Here’s our top walk through metal detectors. They’re widely used in airports, schools, courtrooms and events. Need more options? Please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to provide direction and advice.
ZORPO 33 ZONE
Recommended for affordability and top notch metal detection power. If you are looking for a metal detector that has all the bells and whistles and still boasts a low price then we recommend the Zorpro 33 zone. Equipped with 33 Complete Zone Technology Zorpro technology to instantly and efficiently pinpoint metal objects.
Recommended for precision and accuracy. Garrett PD6500i is a well-proven machine that has been used across the world for years. Boasting for its uniform detection and precise 33 pinpointing zones to target head to toe and the left, center, and right sides. This walk through metal detector is worth the investment.
ZORPRO 6 ZONE
Recommended for affordability without compromising reliability. Affordability and power are what make the ZORPRO 6 ZONE among our most sought after walk through metal detectors in the market. The Zorpro 6 Zone is the lowest priced metal detector out there. Just like all our archway metal detectors, the 6 Zone is covered with a 2-year warranty. If you’re looking for the most affordable walkthrough metal detector, then we recommend this model
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We make it fast and easy for you to rent the most high-tech and powerful metal detector for your event. Our models are easy to install and move around, perfect for large and small events.
Let us help you through the best choice available according to your event’s size, location and needs. You can rent as many security archways as you need. Here is how it works.
- Get a Quote.
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page for your free quote and to place your order.
- Easy Setup
The metal detectors are sent. They include manual and you simply setup. It only takes less than 30 minutes to set-up your walkthrough metal detector.
- Ship Back
After your event, just send us an email and we will schedule shipping back the unit to our warehouse.
Who We Are
With 30 years of experience serving clients and companies across the board, Protective Technologies Int’l knows metal detectors all too well, it’s like our second nature. We would love for you to pick on our brains and ask us the best choice for your needs.
We are committed to providing outstanding presale and post-sale service. Our company holds models from the world’s most trusted walk through metal detector brands such as Zorpro, Garrett, Fisher, and Metal Defender. We are authorized sellers of these brands and we offer guaranteed lowest prices. You wouldn’t find them anywhere else cheaper!
All models come with a 2-Year Warranty. Questions? We’re always available when you need us. Call ✆ 801-280-9997
Rent a Walk Through Metal Detector
We hold state-of-the-art equipment from top notch security brands like Zorpro, Garrett, Fisher, and Metal Defender. Rent a metal detector for events, quality control, music festivals and gatherings. We have different models for large or small events. Rent as many as you need. Short term or for a longer run. Ask us about renting walk through metal detectors.
Do We Really Need Metal Detectors?
If it is your first time considering metal detectors as a part of your security protocol, you are likely doubting whether you need metal detectors or not. The straightforward answer is, yes, you absolutely need metal detectors.
Through the years, walk through metal detectors are proven to effectively alert staff against potential threats and reduce risks of dangerous items from entering the premises. They have been used in schools, airports, courtrooms, events and everywhere else where security matters the most. A metal detector also helps deter sketchy individuals from attempting to smuggle prohibited items inside your establishment.
Walk through metal detectors are the faster and non-intrusive way compare to manual searching.
What The Bleep? How Does It Work?
Okey, so let’s geek out a little about how metal detectors work.
Generally, metal detectors use magnetism, electricity and pulse induction (PI) technology.
Walk-through metal detectors work with a special coil in the midst of the machine, as well as on its top and both sides. The coil has a receiver and special transmitters to detect metal materials when someone walks through the archways.
These days, walkthrough metal detectors are a part of schools, buildings, events, offices and concerts total security system along with cameras, door controls and emergency systems.
Metal Detector History
Well, in time at least. Metal detectors have came a long way. Here’s a brief history about them.
1874 – Gustave Trouvé, a French electrical engineer invented a metal detector to find and remove metal objectives from people.
1881 – Alexander Graham Bell made a primitive model of a metal detector. When President Garfield was shot, Bell assisted physicians by inventing a metal detector to find the bullet from the president’s body. The detector worked, but the metal coils from the president’s bed confused the detector. So the detector failed to find the bullet.
1925 – Gerhard Fisher applied for the first patent for his metal detectors inventions
1941 – Polish Army engineer, Lieutenant Józef Kosacki created the first landmine metal detector. It was a long wand and dish which they used for military operations.
1950 – Charles Garret pioneered the Beat Frequency Oscillator machine. These were the first metal detectors with batteries, circuitry and portable designs.
1958 – People began using metal detectors for archaeology. Don Ricket used one to map the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
1972 – Metal detectors were first used in airports in the United States.
Present time — metal detectors are used for security, item recovery, research, hobbies and archeological exploration.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which walk through metal detector should we get?
Every application and need is different but we recommend the Zorpro 33 Zone or the Garrett PD6500I if budget allows. If budget is tight, the Zorpro 6 Zone is a good option.
We’re concerned about our people’s safety. Can it be harmful to pregnant women or those who have a pacemaker?
Walkthrough metal detectors pose no risk to pregnant women. Metal detectors are also perfectly okay with people who are living with pacemakers and implanted defibrillators. The truth is, most walk through metal detectors run at a very low frequency that is far out of the danger zone. Products that people use daily such as cell phones and computer monitors cause more danger than a metal detector ever could.
Can it be used outside / outdoors?
Yes absolutely. Our walkthrough metal detectors can be installed outdoors for events, gathering and the like.
How do I install them? Do I need a professional to install them?
Our metal detectors comes with manual and only takes up to 30 minutes to set up and install. We can also send someone to help set-up and install your metal detector.
Do you ship internationally?
Except for Garrett brands, we ship most models world wide.
How long before you deliver?
After an order is placed most items are delivered within 10 business days.
What are Power Ratings for these metal detectors?
All our walk through metal detectors run on standard 120v and don’t consume more power than a regular desktop computer.
What additional accessories to operate metal detector?
All metal detectors come with everything you need for basic operation and use. You can add extra accessories to set-up your game with battery backup, caster wheel kit and waterproof upgrade.