Metal-Tec 1400 Police weapon detector
(Hand Held Metal Detector)
original compact silent vibrating metal detector designed for law
enforcement. Allows the user to pinpoint the physical location of an
object and determine it's threat level based on the objects shape and
METAL-TEC TE-1400 was designed to be used as an enhancement of the hand
during searches, it can assist in locating with pinpoint accuracy,
metal objects which may have been otherwise overlooked. The METAL-TEC
requires only one hand for operation, the METAL-TEC can be held between
the fore finger and the thumb freeing up the other fingers during a
search or frisking of the subject. METAL-TEC can find a metal object,
and pinpoint its location without the need for a constant sweeping
motion. There is no adjustment necessary on the unit, sensitivity is
factory preset and automatically compensates for temperature changes
which may affect sensitivity.
Another feature of the METAL-TEC
allows the 9 volt battery to be inserted in either direction (non
polarity sensitive) making battery replacement in the field easy and
uncomplicated. METAL-TEC also includes a low battery indicator which
was designed to notify the user that the battery has been depleted to a
level which no longer meets operating specifications. The low battery
indicator causes the unit to constantly vibrate as soon as the power is
turned on, which notifies the user to replace the battery. This feature
removes the possibility of the unit being used with a weak battery
which may give incorrect detection results. The heavy duty
Polypropylene holster contains a metal snap, to allow easy removal of
the holster from the duty belt. The snap also serves as a test feature
to indicate proper operation of the METAL-TEC when removed from the
holster, if the unit continues to vibrate, this indicates a low battery
condition. If the unit is left on when it is returned to the holster,
METAL-TEC will start to vibrate in the holster to remind you to turn it
METAL-TEC includes a heavy duty Polypropylene holster and vehicle
mounting kit. Using the self adhesive Velcro®
mounting kit, allows the METAL-TEC to be mounted to the prisoner cage,
door panel, windows, organizers, radio console, or any smooth surface
in a vehicle or building. This allows the officer to switch between
carrying it on the belt or vehicle mounting for easy access.
is manufactured in the United States of America.
Detection field, uniformly detects ferrous & nonferrous metals
inches away, in all directions regardless of the position relative to
7.9” (20.0 cm) W = 1.75” (4.5 cm) H =1.30” (3.3 cm)
ounces (249.4 grams)
control: Factory set and calibrated
control (Power On / Off)
9 Volt Alkaline (provides 2,000 average 15 second searches)
Temperatures: - 15 F ( - 26 C) to + 130 F ( + 54
Material: High Impact ABS plastic with a tensile
6,800 p.s.i. (ASTM D 638)
Frequency: 360 kHz
Standards: FCC Part 15 (ID#
50082-1:1997 harmonized & EN 50081-2:1993 harmonized
Metal-Tec 1400 has been classified with European Union RoHS for sale in
to change without notice.
Resistant Housing Made of High Impact ABS Plastic
withstand 6,800 Pounds Per Square Inch
all Metals (both ferrous & nonferrous)
Vinyl Rubber Grip
Operation, No Adjustment Needed, Push On/Off Button Concealed In The
2,000 Searches with One 9 Volt Alkaline Battery (Included)
Heavy Duty Black Polypropylene Belt Holster, Vehicle Mounting Kit, one
9V Battery and user Manual
& Assembled in the USA and includes a Three Year Manufacture's
Warranty (USA only)
Approved / Protected by US Patents No. 5,959,451 & Design
Patent No. D410,399
- METAL-TEC® is
a Registered Trademark of Torfino Enterprises, Inc.
not confuse this item with Far Eastern copies!
THINGS are the UK distributor of these
devices and welcome any enquiries from Police forces and Security
the present awareness
and need for higher security in public places, the fight against knife
crime in the UK, Tactical Things has been supplying Police, Schools and
important Government buildings in the UK with the Metal-tec 1400 hand
are honoured to have
supplied UK Government with the Metal-tec 1400 for the security of
about the Metal-Tec 1400
the Metal-TEC 1400?
The Metal-TEC 1400 is the original compact
silent weapons detector
built for Law Enforcement and Corrections, with advanced detection
which allow the user to distinguish the size, mass and shape of a
Signature is a feature of the Metal-TEC 1400 which can help the user in
determining the approximate physical shape and size of a metal object
Do I Use Vibration Signature?
After detecting a metal object, take the Metal-TEC and turn it on end,
it's narrow probe end toward the object. Now move the Metal-TEC up and
(vertically) and side to side (horizontally) over the object being
observing where, and when the vibration starts and stops while moving
Metal-TEC over the object, the operator can determine its approximate
width which will help determine the objects physical size, and pinpoint
is "Density Discrimination"?
Discrimination is a feature of the Metal-TEC 1400 which can help you
the possible threat level of the metal object being detected based upon
amount of metal in the object. The distance at which the Metal-TEC 1400
an object can help the user determine the object's mass relative to its
How do I
use Density Discrimination?
Larger objects such as handguns can be detected approximately 3 to 4
away. Smaller objects such as razor blades can be detected
approximately 1 to 2
inches away, and metal foil (which may contain drugs) can be detected
approximately 1 /8 inch to 1 inch away based on the size or amount of
Metal TEC 1400 come with a warranty?
Yes, every unit comes from the factory with a 3 year limited warranty
Metal-TEC 1400 water resistant?
Yes, the Metal-TEC 1400 is water-resistant to a distance of 35 Feet.
How do I
turn on my Metal-TEC?
Press the On/Off button located on the center of the unit under the
Press the button once to turn the unit on, and again to turn the unit
back off. Do
not hold the power button down.
does my Metal-TEC 1400 vibrate in the holster?
The unit was designed so that the Metal-TEC would vibrate when in the
This is a sort of "self test" to show that the unit is working, and
also prevents leaving the unit on after performing a search.
do I know if my Metal-TEC 1400 has detected metal?
When the Metal-TEC 1400 starts to vibrate it indicates the presence of
wearing jewelry affect use of the Metal-TEC 1400?
Yes, wearing jewelry while performing a search is not recommended as it
cause the unit to give false readings.
I ever need to calibrate my Metal-TEC 1400?
No, the sensitivity on each unit is factory calibrated and
compensates for temperature changes.
does my Metal-TEC 1400 vibrate constantly even when no metal is present?
This maybe an indication that your battery is running low. Replace
a new 9v Alkaline battery. If problem persists contact Torfino
for an RMA#.
do I replace the battery in my Metal-TEC 1400?
Unscrew the two screws holding the battery door on. Gently remove the
as not to damage the unit. Insert a new 9v Alkaline battery with the
facing into the unit. The battery is non-polarity sensitive, which
means it can
be placed either direction so long as the battery is inserted terminals
into the unit. Replace battery cap and screw back on being careful not
overtighten the screws.
do I remove a battery that is stuck inside the battery compartment?
Turn the unit upside down (With battery compartment facing down) and
on battery, or move battery from side to side until it comes loose. Never
pull on the stuck battery as this may damage the battery terminals
require factory servicing.
for Police by Police
only silent vibrating metal/weapons
detector designed for Law
by Police Departments in
50 States in USA and by Police
Forces in UK
METAL-TEC® TE-1400 The
original compact silent metal/weapons detector built for
THINGS is the UK distributor of these
devices and welcome any enquiries from Police forces and Security
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 09 September, 2012.