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Garrett Walkthru Arch - Hi Performance 33 Zone Metal Detector for security / loss prevention PD6500i

Product code: MD PD6500i

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The Garrett PD6500i is a top of the range walkthrough metal detector is designed to facilitate the rapid scanning of large groups of people, to detect anyone carrying weapons or other concealed metal objects



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Garrett Walkthru Arch - Hi Performance 33 Zone Metal Detector for security / loss prevention PD6500i SKU Number - MDW01010

The Garrett PD6500i walk through metal detector (also often referred to as a knife arch or walk through security metal detector arch) ...is the perfect solution when you need to scan lots of people quickly and efficiently for concealed weapons, or other hidden metal objects. 

Walk Through Metal Detector Applications

A familiar feature at airports, some rail stations, top hotels, Corporate building entrance lobbies, etc. walk through metal detectors are also increasingly found at entrances to sporting events (including the olympics), music and other festivals, soccer grounds and nightclubs among other places.

Walk Through Metal Detectors (WTMD) units offer a full head to toe scan area and so can detect metallic objects concealed on any part of the body on a single pass through.

The Garrett PD6500i walkthrough unit provides pinpoint accuracy, instantly identifying not only the height position of the object detected, but also its horizontal position on the body being scanned!

Garrett PD6500i Features

The Garrett PD6500i comprises of two vertical side panels plus a bolt on head panel, these mains powered units are simple to assemble and dismantle making them a practical option for static sites, for deployment at short term events such as pop concerts, or in fact anywhere else where large volumes of persons need to be processed quickly and effectively with minimum fuss.

The Garrett PD6500i walkthrough Search Arch is  designed to meet the latest and most demanding international regulatory standards for security metal detectors. It provides the ultimate in safety, throughput and reliability with preset programs to cover the most complete range of security applications currently available.

The clever 33 zone detection grid pinpoints exactly where the detected object is on the person passing through the arch ... while the indicator lights on the exit side of the archway shows you whether the object is on the left, right or central vertical and at what height!

The sensitivity of the versatile MD PD6500i can be set to pick up almost any metal object passing through it, ...or to minimise false alarms in queue situations, it can be set to pick up critical metal mass such as guns or knives, but to ignore smaller items such as keys

Simply select the most appropriate preset operating program to meet your needs from the 16 pre-configured standard detection programmes for simple rapid setup, or set up your own programme.

Choice of Three Versions -

  • Standard Unit
  • IP65 rated unit (water and dust resistant)
  • ADA Conformant Extra width Unit (suitable for wheelchair access) & IP65 rated


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Walkthru Arch - Detector - prod. ref. MD PD6500i

Operating Temperatures
-4°F (-20°C) to + 158°F (70°C); Humidity: To 95% noncondensing.

Fully automatic 100 to 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hertz, 55 watts; no rewiring,
switching or adjustments required. Power supply meets UL, CSA, TUV
and VDE standards.

Weatherproofing / Foreign Object Protection Standards
Meets IP 55, IEC Standard. "Degrees of Protection provided by Enclosures,"IEC 529.

Target Pinpointing Lights
Thirty-three (33) distinct zones are displayed with two (2) independent columns of LEDs located on exit side of PD 6500i.

Eighteen (18) independent programs designed to meet all installation specific requirements including European Airports and TSA's Enhanced Metal Detector (EMD) requirements for all U.S. airports.

Multi-Unit and Multi-Brand Compatability
2,300 selectable operating frequencies and multiple channels allow the PD 6500i to operate in close proximity to other PD 6500is as well as with non-Garrett walk-throughs.

Interference Suppression
Advanced analog and digital filtering—as well as adjustable operating frequencies—eliminate the potential effects from x-ray units, radios and other electrical interference sources.

Traffic Counter
Counter tracks the number of patrons that have passed through the detector, the number of alarms and calculates alarm percentage.

Random Alarm Feature
Provides ability to randomly alarm a selected percentage of non-alarming persons; adjustable from 0 to 50 percent.

Audible tone and volume adjustable. Bright LED visual alarm.

Pacing Lights
International symbols located at entrance.

All settings are secured with a key lock and two levels of access codes. Further security is accomplished with a cabinet lock which prevents unauthorized access to physical cables, connectors and electronics.

Control Outputs
Solid state switches (low voltage AC or DC) for operating external alarms and control devices.

Attractive scratch and mar-resistant laminate. Detection Heads and Support: Heavy duty aluminum.

Physical Dimensions & Weight

Internal Dimensions:(H x W x D) 2.0 x 0.76 x 0.58m
External Dimensions:(H x W x D) 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.58m
Weight:64 kg (shipping weight: 74 kg)

Unboxing a new purchase can be a chore, but to minimise our impact on the environment, Insight Security supply goods packed with the minimum amount of recyclable packaging needed to ensure your products arrive safely and ready for you to unpack.

Here’s what`s inside the product pack


Garrett 6500i walkthrough metal detector

Garrett G6500i Walkthrough Metal Detector Arch Pack Content

2x 6500i Legs (Side Panels)
1x Rear Top Panel
1x Front Top Panel
8x Assembly Bolts (to fix Legs to Top Panels)
2x Operator Keys
1x Power Cable
1x User Guide

- simple assembly using the four major components should take under 30 mins.

- IP55 rated weatherproof design (operational temp; -20 C to +70 C)

- 33 distinct sensor zones (3 vertical x 11 horizontal) with corresponding LED alerts for accurate pinpointing of target object

- 16 independent programs designed for all installation-specific requirements (including TSA and EMD Specs. - see right for 'Approvals & Testing')

- unmatched discrimination of harmless items such as coins, jewellery, keys, etc

- Mains operated - fully automatic 100-240VAC (12 hour battery backup with optional battery pack)

- built in traffic counter tracks number of patrons passing through the unit, number of alarms (and calculates percentage)

- multiple units can be used in close proximity

- 24 months manufacturers warranty on new unit

(note: specifictations are subject to change without prior notice)

The MD PD6500i Arch type detector is Transportation Security Administration (TSA) qualified to meet the new detection requirements of its Enhanced Metal Detector (EMD) specifications for walk through metal detectors. Approved for use in the most demanding environments such as UK and US airports, prisons & court environments.

All of our metal detectors meet or exceed all industry safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards and conform to international directives 'CE'

The Garrett PD6500i features a unique 33 zone target pinpointing system which instantly identifies the location of the detected weapon or other metallic object.

LED indicators on the exit side of the side panels illuminate to show the height of the object as well as indicating whether it is concealed on the left, right or centre section of the body.

Optional Extras:

Adhesive feet - allows the unit to be bolted in place without permanent damage to floors
prod. ref. MD PD6500iF

Battery Backup - allows unit to operate during power failure or where mains power is not easily available
prod. ref. MD PD6500iB

Wheeled Dolly foot - allows easy movement of the unit between locations
prod. ref. MD PD6500iW

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