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Police Security Hand Held Metal Detector METAL-TEC

Metal-Tec 1400 Police weapon detector

METAL-TEC TE-1400 (Hand Held Metal Detector)

The 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 size.

Metal-Tec 1400 on Police Belt Detection of Razor Blades
Metal-Tec 1400 on Police belt Metal-Tec 1400 in Police vehicle

The 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 off.

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.
METAL-TEC is manufactured in the United States of America.
  • Water Resistant Housing Made of High Impact ABS Plastic
  • Can withstand 6,800 Pounds Per Square Inch
  • Detects all Metals (both ferrous & nonferrous)
  • Non-slip Vinyl Rubber Grip
  • Simple Operation, No Adjustment Needed, Push On/Off Button Concealed In The Grip
  • Approximately 2,000 Searches with One 9 Volt Alkaline Battery (Included)
  • Includes; Heavy Duty Black Polypropylene Belt Holster, Vehicle Mounting Kit, one 9V Battery and user Manual
  • Engineered & Assembled in the USA and includes a Three Year Manufacture's Warranty (USA only)
  • FCC Approved / Protected by US Patents No. 5,959,451 & Design Patent No. D410,399
  • METAL-TEC is a Registered Trademark of Torfino Enterprises, Inc.
Technical Specifications

Detection: Triaxial Detection field, uniformly detects ferrous & nonferrous metals inches away, in all directions regardless of the position relative to the subject
Dimensions: L = 7.9 (20.0 cm) W = 1.75 (4.5 cm) H =1.30 (3.3 cm)
Weight: 8.8 ounces (249.4 grams)
Sensitivity control: Factory set and calibrated
Indicators: Silent Vibration
Controls: Single control (Power On / Off)
Battery: Standard 9 Volt Alkaline (provides 2,000 average 15 second searches)
Operating Temperatures: - 15 F ( - 26 C) to + 130 F ( + 54 C)
Humidity: 98% Non condensing
Case Material: High Impact ABS plastic with a tensile strength: 6,800 p.s.i. (ASTM D 638)
Operating Frequency: 360 kHz 
Regulatory Standards: FCC Part 15 (ID# NJ21200METAL-TEC) 

                Meets Standards: EN 50082-1:1997 harmonized & EN 50081-2:1993 harmonized

The Metal-Tec 1400 has been classified with European Union RoHS for sale in the UK
Specifications subject to change without notice.

Police Cars Prison search by Metal-Tec 1400
Detection of weapon by Metal-Tec 1400 Search for weapons by Police using Metal-Tec 1400
Do not confuse this item with Far Eastern copies!

TACTICAL THINGS are the UK distributor of these devices and welcome any enquiries from Police forces and Security companies etc. 'Please Contact Us'

With the present awareness and need for higher security in public places, the fight against knife and gun crime in the UK, Tactical Things has been supplying Police, Schools and important Government buildings in the UK with the Metal-tec 1400 hand held metal detector.

We are honoured to have supplied UK Government with the Metal-tec 1400 for the security of important Government buildings.  


Questions about the Metal-Tec 1400

What is the Metal-TEC 1400?
The Metal-TEC 1400 is the original compact silent weapons detector built for Law Enforcement and Corrections, with advanced detection features which allow the user to distinguish the size, mass and shape of a hidden metal object.

What is "Vibration Signature"?
Vibration 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 being detected.

How Do I Use Vibration Signature?
After detecting a metal object, take the Metal-TEC and turn it on end, pointing it's narrow probe end toward the object. Now move the Metal-TEC up and down (vertically) and side to side (horizontally) over the object being detected. By observing where, and when the vibration starts and stops while moving the Metal-TEC over the object, the operator can determine its approximate length and width which will help determine the objects physical size, and pinpoint its location.

What is "Density Discrimination"?
Density Discrimination is a feature of the Metal-TEC 1400 which can help you determine the possible threat level of the metal object being detected based upon the amount of metal in the object. The distance at which the Metal-TEC 1400 detects an object can help the user determine the object's mass relative to its volume.

How do I use Density Discrimination?
Larger objects such as handguns can be detected approximately 3 to 4 inches 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 foil.

Does my Metal TEC 1400 come with a warranty?
Yes, every unit comes from the factory with a 3 year limited warranty against manufacturer's defects.

Is my 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 vinyl grip. Press the button once to turn the unit on, and again to turn the unit back off. Do not hold the power button down.

Why does my Metal-TEC 1400 vibrate in the holster?
The unit was designed so that the Metal-TEC would vibrate when in the holster. 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.

How do I know if my Metal-TEC 1400 has detected metal?
When the Metal-TEC 1400 starts to vibrate it indicates the presence of metal.

Will wearing jewelry affect use of the Metal-TEC 1400?
Yes, wearing jewelry while performing a search is not recommended as it may cause the unit to give false readings.

Do I ever need to calibrate my Metal-TEC 1400?
No, the sensitivity on each unit is factory calibrated and automatically compensates for temperature changes.

Why does my Metal-TEC 1400 vibrate constantly even when no metal is present?
This maybe an indication that your battery is running low. Replace battery with a new 9v Alkaline battery. If problem persists contact Torfino Enterprises Inc. for an RMA#.

How do I replace the battery in my Metal-TEC 1400?
Unscrew the two screws holding the battery door on. Gently remove the battery so as not to damage the unit. Insert a new 9v Alkaline battery with the terminals 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 first into the unit. Replace battery cap and screw back on being careful not to overtighten the screws.

How do I remove a battery that is stuck inside the battery compartment?
Turn the unit upside down (With battery compartment facing down) and lightly tap 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 which will require factory servicing.


Customer Comments: Metal-Tec
  • Designed for Police by Police

  • The only silent vibrating metal/weapons detector designed for Law Enforcement

  • Used 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 law enforcement.

TACTICAL THINGS is the UK distributor of these devices and welcome any enquiries from Police forces and Security companies etc. 'Please Contact Us'

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 09 September, 2012.
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