Metal Detectors are the most common screening device used with mantrap doors, security vestibules, or access control portals. The metal detectors are governed by Programmable Logic Controllers or PLCs which send signals to the doors to open or remained lock if a weapon is detected. Door frame metal detector systems can be tuned to find as little as ½ of a razor blade or a flash drive. This is invaluable for maintaining security at places like schools, government buildings, correctional facilities, and IT server farms.
Isotec uses CEIA elliptical style walk through metal detectors in our Door Frame Metal Detectors. This means that the metal detector’s magnetic field can be targeted within the door system for higher levels of object discrimination with virtually no false positive events.
Our metal detectors are combined with interlocking doors to help stop armed assailants from entering facilities by denying access into a facility when a weapon is detected. When the alarm is triggered the walk through metal detector sends a signal to the system’s PLC which keeps the door into the facility locked via a 1200lb pull force mag lock. Annunciators or security personnel then communicate to the occupant(s) what they need to do to before being allowed into a facility.
These walk through metal detectors are programmed to seek and detect not only metal objects but also certain types of shapes.
Many organizations prefer to use this style of metal detector opposed to wands as they provide additional safety to any personnel. In fact. the FAA has standards that metal detectors must meet in order to be used for airport security. These high standards keep unauthorized firearms from breaching an entrance with metal detector door security.
Some door frame metal detector manufacturers have designed walk through metal detectors that can also be programmed to identify an individual’s “metallic profile”. This is important for employees with artificial knees, or hips that must clear screening daily and would otherwise set off the metal detector. For super secure facilities, it can be used as a loss prevention measure and to ensure that a person has not brought unauthorized materials or objects into a secure area.
Please note: Isotec uses only CEIA Door Frame Metal Detectors in our Mantrap Door systems for reliable weapons detection. CEIA metal detectors are Certified Anti-terrorism Technologies as defined by the 2002 SAFETY Act.