Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector Scanning Procedure

Using the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector is straightforward and easy to do. There are no assembly requirements and an individual can use the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector to inspect individuals for metal objects not allowed in specific buildings, areas, or events.

You should always refer to the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector user manual for updates and procedures. We have included an overview of how to use the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector below.

1. Before scanning a person, ensure there is sufficient space around you and the individual. This allows you to fully scan the individual with the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector. You will need space to move around the individual during the scan.

2. When scanning the individual, the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector should be held close to the person’s body at all times. The wand should not touch the individual. You should keep the wand one to two inches away from the individual working parallel to their body.

3. Scan the backside of the individual first. Start at the shoulder and work your way downward to the leg and the feet. Move to the opposite foot and work your way upward to the shoulder. After doing the outline of the backside of the body, check the head, neck, back, and belt line of the person. The belt line is an area in which guns are hidden, so ensure this area has been thoroughly checked for weapons.

4. Now, repeat the same process on the individual’s front side. Pocket areas should be checked carefully. Although you checked their backside, the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector could be triggered during a front search.

5. If the individual is wearing a hat, they must remove it to be checked. Weapons can be carried in hats. You must scan the hat separately to the individual. Scan around the head of individuals with large or long hair that may conceal weapons.

6. You do not need to scan between an individual’s legs. The sensitivity of the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector will ensure that front and back scanning is enough to trigger the device.

7. When the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector signals, you must always find out what caused it to trigger. You must ensure a weapon did not make the signal. You must see the object that triggered the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector. You should scan or physically inspect the object. If a person is wearing a decorative pin, ensure there is nothing else triggering the wand. You must investigate each signal you get from the wand.

8. Never kneel in front of the person you are inspecting. Kneeling is dangerous, especially if they are carrying a weapon. You may have to bend over to inspect the individual instead.

9. After a person has removed metal objects, scan the area once more to ensure there is nothing else hidden in the same place.

10. Once an item has been removed from the individual, you must inspect the objects to ensure there are no illegal materials. Never let a person explain away the metal detector’s signal.

11. If a belt buckle or necklace triggers the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector, you must investigate the item to make sure they are not disguising something more dangerous.

12. Zippers, bra snaps, and electronic devices such as smartphones may set off the Garrett Superwand

security wand metal detector. Be prepared for these items. Smartphones may be confused for guns and vice versa. It is your job to investigate these items.

Wand metal detectors are commonplace and are used around the world. The Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector makes it easy for security personnel to inspect an individual for prohibited items. In a matter of minutes, an individual can be searched using the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector or scanned after setting off a walk-through metal detector.

The simplicity of the Garrett Superwand security wand metal detector makes it possible to use the device at a range of events. Its sensitivity makes it a valuable weapon in locating prohibited objects and stopping dangerous activity.

Copyright 2021 Detector Electronics Corp.