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MT 5500 - Walk Through Metal Detector

The MT 5500 walk-through detector provides maximum throughput with exceptional scanning technology—locating metal targets on the left, right or center of its archway. The popular MT 5500 meets the demanding needs of security professionals worldwide who trust its ability to maintain patron flow rate with minimal alarms.

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Easy Assembly Garrett's MT 5500 is easily assembled with only 4 (four) pieces and 8 (eight) screws and simple to follow instructions.

Multi-Dimensional Scanning The MT 5500 uses multi-dimensional scanning which ensures maximum throughput and uniform screening with a minimum of false alarms. Multiple coil circuitry with dual alarm lights inform operators on which side of the detector the target is located. With "hot spots" eliminated, the unit's detection field is uniform throughout the archway and false alarms are significantly minimized.

Microprocessor Controlled State of the art microprocessors ensure sensitivity and flexibility of programming with a maximum of 200 distinct sensitivity levels in each program.

Audible and Visual Alarms Audible alarm with 3 distinct tones indicating target on the left, right or center of the archway; two LED bar graphs related to the red Alarm Lights that report detectable metal on either side of the unit or centered within it.

Detection Field Unique coil design offers multidimensional detection field with total uniformity both horizontally and vertically. This design, plus a choice of three levels of ankle level boost, eliminates traditional hot spots and weak signals. Target detection is precise regardless of its location in the archway.

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Full Specs

Operating Temperatures -4°F (-20° C) to +158°F (70°C); Humidity to 95% non-condensing
Power Fully automatic 100 to 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hertz, 5 watts; no rewiring, switching or adjustments required. Power supply meets UL, CSA, TUV and VDE standards
Weatherproofing / Foreign Object Protection Standards Meets IP 31, IEC Standard. "Degrees of Protection provided by Enclosures," CEI 529
Tamper-Proof Dual-level access codes required to set or change all sensitivity settings and detection programs; one level for use by supervisors in selecting programs and sensitivity and the other for initial set-up and overall control; non-resettable sequence code logs all attempts to access the settings. Audible alarm reports any unauthorized attempt at access
Construction Attractive scratch and mar-resistant laminate with resilient end caps; control panel and cross members of heavy duty aluminum.
Control Outputs Solid state switches (low voltage AC or DC) for operating external alarms and control devices.
Synchronization Multiple channels permit several MT 5500s and other Garrett detectors to operate simultaneously in close proximity
Interference Suppression 100% sensor coil Faraday shielding; RFI interference reduced with hardware; special Garrett built-in circuitry for noise suppression and ignoring x-ray monitors. Physical interference minimized by coil design and circuitry
Alarms Ready light indicates unit is operational; alarm lights and audible alarms with variable tones are activated when the target amount of metal is detected; location of alarm lights on left and right side of display combined with variable tone indicates which side the of the person the target is located.
Infrared Sensor Provides traffic counter, helps eliminate "false alarms and increases throughput
Masking Programs designed to eliminate the problem of dissimilar targets canceling each other.
Warranty 1 Year, parts and labor


Passageway Overall Overall Exterior Control Panel Shipping Box
Width 30" (0.76 m) 35" (0.9 m) 33.5" (0.851 m)
Height 80" (2 m) 87" (2.2 m) 91.5" (2.324 m)
Depth 23" (0.57 m) 23" (0.57 m) 6.25" (0.159 m)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)