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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. Metal Detector Door 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 correctional facilities and IT server farms.

Isotec uses CEIA elliptical walk through, door frame metal detectors as a standard feature in our metal detector door systems. This metal detector’s magnetic field can be targeted within the door system for higher levels of object discrimination with virtually no false positive events.    

Banks and credit unions rely on metal detector door systems to prevent bank robberies. Isotec has documented proof that bank robberies have been prevented by using metal detector door systems.

Metal detectors combined with interlocking doors stop armed assailants from entering facilities by denying access into a facility when a weapon is detected. When alarmed the 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.

Metal detector door systems smart and programmed to seek and detect not only metal but certain types of shapes and sizes of metals. The FAA has standards that metal detectors must meet in order to be used for airport security. These high standards keep unauthorized fire arms from breaching an entrance with metal detector door security.

Some companies have designed 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 insure that a person has not brought unauthorized materials or objects into a secure area. 

Certain strategic sites combine metal detection with radiation detection. This to insure that material do not leave a facility, or to keep unauthorized material out.

Isotec Security only uses CEIA 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.

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