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metal detector

[′med·əl di‚tek·tər]
(electronics)
An electronic device for detecting concealed metal objects, such as guns, knives, or buried pipelines, generally by radiating a high-frequency electromagnetic field and detecting the change produced in that field by the ferrous or nonferrous metal object being sought. Also known as electronic locator; metal locator; radio metal locator.
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Most of the firearms used by police station officials are rusting, with damaged gun slings and firing pins, and metal detectors are out of order ahead of Muharram.
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Assemblymember William Colton said, "As we live in a national climate where irrational violence occurs all too frequently, this bill will enhance the safety of New Yorkers in any building secured by metal detectors. These all nonmetallic knives that are designed to be concealed weapons pose a threat to government buildings, schools and high security targets where metal detectors are used to protect against terrorists and violent, disturbed persons.
According to Mettler-Toledo Safeline, metal detectors featuring multi-simultaneous frequencies are ideal for more challenging products, such as those packaged in metalized film or with high variations in temperature, moisture, or mineral content.
Unless the Cyprus police managed to get their hands on the most advanced metal detector equipment in the universe that can separate phones, keys, belts, and coins from knives and other offensive weapons then we were all taken for a ride.
Patrick, who presides over the Texas Senate, also pledged Monday that in the next legislative session, the upper chamber would create a matching fund program to support installing metal detectors in other school districts.
The Auto-Check system works as follows: Atop a round silicone chute that goes through the metal detector sits a molded, external channel.
"The security cabinet accepted the recommendation of all of the security bodies to incorporate security measures based on advanced technologies instead of metal detectors," Israel announced early yesterday.
The Israeli Security Cabinet met Monday night to discuss the options regarding the metal detectors that were placed following the terror attack which killed two policemen, reports the Jerusalem Post.
He said Israeli authorities removed the metal detectors that were installed on the entrances of Bab al-Asbat and Bab al-Nather in al-Aqsa Mosque but dug into the area in order to set up iron poles with smart cameras attached to them to monitor Muslim worshippers.
Minister of Jerusalem Affairs in the Palestinian Authority, Adnan Husseini, said that thousands of Muslims are expected to come to the mosque on Friday for the Friday prayer and if the metal detectors are still in place, no one will enter the compound and prayer will be held on the roads and alleys leading to the mosque, WAFA reported.
The decision to set up metal detectors at all the entrances leading to Al-Aqsa mosque angered officials with the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf -- the Jordanian-controlled Islamic trust that controls and manages the edifices on and around the site -- that urged worshippers to refuse Israeli security forces' orders to pass through them.