Notices/Updates

Garrett PD-6500i Receives ECAC Certification


Garland, Texas (September 24, 2021) —Texas-based Garrett Metal Detectors announced today that its PD-6500i model walk-through metal detector has passed third party testing and has been certified to comply with Standard 2 European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) requirements. This performance standard, which was established for airports in the European Union (EU), is now recognized as a highly sought-after indicator of quality and performance for security equipment that has passed rigorous laboratory testing procedures.

“The ECAC certification is a standard similar to that of TSA certification in the US, and it has been adopted by a much wider international security market outside of Europe,” said Aaron Arellano, Senior Product Manager for Garrett. “Achieving this EU certification further validates the technology and sophisticated capabilities of the Garrett PD-6500i walk-through metal detector.”

Garrett’s PD-6500i is a 33-zone security walkthrough that already meets many of the world’s most rigorous certifications, including those of the TSA (US airport standards), STAC (French airport standards), AENA (Spanish airport standards), and CJIAC (Japanese airport standards). The latest ECAC certification was the result of the PD-6500i’s successful completion of the ECAC Common Evaluation Process (CEP), wherein the product demonstrated its consistent, repeatable, and reliable performance against rigorous industry testing procedures.

“We hear from increasing numbers of customers that they trust the ECAC standard, and not only in Europe. Furthermore, the ECAC standard, unlike the NIJ standard, comes with third-party test validation. As a result, security buyers can rest assured that ECAC-certified products perform to the standard. This is not the case with products that claim to be NIJ compliant, as those claims are solely based on the subjective self-certifications of the manufacturers,” said Garrett CEO Steve Novakovich.


About Garrett Metal Detectors

Garrett Metal Detectors, co-founded by electrical engineer Charles Garrett and fourth-generation educator Eleanor Smith Garrett, is the global leader of metal detection products for security and law enforcement applications worldwide. For more than 57 years, Garrett has engineered the most advanced metal detection products, including walk-through, hand-held, and ground-search metal detectors for the security industry. Garrett is an International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 certified company.


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www.garrett.com

August 24, 2021


Garrett Releases GOLDMASTER 24K Metal Detector



Garrett Releases New Multi Zone Walkthrough Detector


Garland, Texas (July 7, 2021) —Texas-based Garrett Metal Detectors announced today that its latest security walk-through metal detector is now available for orders. The new Garrett Multi Zone was designed as a powerful yet affordable security solution for schools and government buildings, as well as large public arenas used for sporting events and concerts. “In designing the new Multi Zone detector, our engineering team has implemented key software upgrades for enhanced detection,” said Aaron Arellano, Senior Product Manager for Garrett. “The Multi Zone includes 20 detection zones, with light bar indicators on both panels, and a one-hour battery backup module to keep the detector fully functional in the event of a power outage.”

Garrett’s Multi Zone walkthrough provides precise location of one or more metal objects simultaneously. Designed to be user-friendly for operators, the Multi Zone includes an Auto-Scan function that automatically selects the optimal operating frequency for environmental noise cancellation. Other helpful features include: an intuitive menu design with clear prompts; a convenient slider bar to quickly adjust the value of a detector setting; and pre-set programs geared to meet the needs of specific security applications, such as special events, mass transit, and loss prevention.

With an optional iC Module, the Garrett Multi Zone can be wired or wirelessly networked for control and monitoring purposes. High intensity LED indicators on the detector—five times brighter than the indicator lights on some machines—are clearly visible, even in direct sunlight. When equipped with optional casters and a backup battery, the Multi Zone is fully portable for deployment without the use of power cables. In addition to such versatility, the unit is protected from tampering by several layers of access control.


About Garrett Metal Detectors

Garrett Metal Detectors, co-founded by geophysical engineer Charles Garrett and fourth generation educator Eleanor Smith Garrett, is the global leader of metal detection products for security and law enforcement applications worldwide. For more than 57 years, Garrett has engineered the most advanced metal detection products, including walk-through, hand-held, and ground search metal detectors for the security industry. Garrett is an International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 certified company.


Related Links:

https://garrett.com/multi-zone-walk-through-metal-detector

Garrett Rolls out SmartScan™ Integrated Health and Safety Screening Solution


Garland, Texas (February 8, 2021) —Garrett Electronics, a design and manufacturing company specializing in security metal detectors, announced that it is now shipping orders of its popular new touchless SmartScanThermal Imaging system.

SmartScan is offered as either an add-on accessory for new Garrett PD 6500i or MZ 6100 walk-through metal detectors, or it can be retrofitted into previously-installed Garrett detectors. “We are very pleased to be adding this exciting capability to our walk-through metal detector products,” said Garrett CEO Steve Novakovich. “Never before has thermal screening been so fast and easy for Garrett Metal Detectors customers.”

Garrett SmartScan technology allows body temperature measurements to be taken simultaneously with metal detector security screening. “This allows your security checkpoint to become an efficient, multi-functional, no-contact portal using artificial intelligence,” said Garrett Senior Product Manager Aaron Arellano.

Among the early users of this new technology is the City of Fort Worth, Texas, which installed new Garrett’s SmartScan walk-through metal detectors at Fort Worth City Hall and the adjacent A. D. Marshall Public Safety Building. In a press release issued December 2, City Marshal Philip J. Swift explained that the SmartScan system was designed to create a “positive flow” and to speed up the screening process, making the Fort Worth buildings more accessible and safer for everyone.

SmartScan has also been installed in other cities to protect arenas, K-12 schools, manufacturing facilities, and office buildings.


About Garrett Metal Detectors

Garrett Metal Detectors, co-founded by electrical engineer Charles Garrett and fifth-generation educator Eleanor Smith Garrett, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of metal detection products for hobby, security, and law enforcement applications. Garrett Metal Detectors’ headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Garland Texas. Garrett is an International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 certified company.


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https://www.garrett.com
https://www.instagram.com/garrett_metaldetectors/
https://www.facebook.com/Garrettmetaldetectorsusa
https://www.linkedin.com/company/garrett-metal-detectors/
https://www.youtube.com/user/GarrettDetectors


Garrett Metal Detectors and White's logo


Garrett Announces Acquisition



Garland, TX, October 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Garrett Electronics, a design and manufacturing company specializing in sport and security metal detectors, announced the acquisition of certain assets of White’s Electronics.

White’s, who had been in business since 1950 as a premier manufacturer of metal detection products, announced the suspension of operations on June 18, 2020 in a memo to its dealers. White’s founders, Kenneth and Olive White, built their business the same way Garrett’s founders, Charles and Eleanor Garrett, did, by innovating and committing to producing high quality products in the United States. White’s current principals, Kenneth R. and Mary White, are choosing to fold the White’s legacy in with Garrett Metal Detectors as a way of extending their “Made in the USA” tradition.

Garrett CEO Steve Novakovich commented, “The White family and the Garrett family have had a high level of respect for one another as competitors in the sport market for decades. Now we at Garrett are proud to combine our respective legacies as Garrett continues on as the premier American metal detector company.”

The transaction includes White’s trademarks, intellectual property, tooling, and other assets. It does not include White’s real estate in Oregon or Scotland. Garrett intends to rigorously defend all of White’s trademarks, patents, and other IP wherever infringement may occur.

Novakovich continued, “Garrett recognizes that the White’s brand has a loyal following in the US and around the world. We are pleased to welcome those customers to Garrett, and we hope we can earn your future business.”



Current White’s customers in need of repair or warranty service should contact:

Centreville Electronics
9437 Main Street
Manassas, VA 20110
(800) 547-6911
(703) 367-7999
centrevilleelectronics.net


Centreville Electronics NW
1550 Maple Place
Lebanon, OR 97355
(541)409-7263
centrevilleelectronicsnw.com


About Garrett Metal Detectors


Garrett Metal Detectors, co-founded by electrical engineer Charles Garrett and fifth-generation educator Eleanor Smith Garrett, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of metal detection products for hobby, security, and law enforcement applications.. Garrett Metal Detectors’ headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Garland Texas. Garrett is an International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 certified company.

Related Links:


https://www.garrett.com
https://www.whiteselectronics.com
https://www.centrevilleelectronics.net
https://centrevilleelectronicsnw.com
https://www.linkedin.com/company/garrett-metal-detectors/

September 1, 2020




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August 24, 2020

Garrett Announces Shipping of New ACE Apex Multi-Frequency Metal Detector

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August 19, 2020


ACE Apex Shipping Update!!!

Introducing Garrett's NEW ACE Apex with Multi-Flex Multi-Frequency Technology!!!

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March 24, 2020
 

To our valued partners,
 

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, local officials in Dallas County have instituted a Shelter in Place order as a preventative measure which will require Garrett to close our production facility effective midnight, March 23. The order states that it will be in effect for a period of two weeks.
 

While this limits some important activities at Garrett, including manufacturing operations, I am pleased to announce that our diligent preparations over the past few weeks were designed to mitigate the impact of a shutdown period. The Garrett team’s efforts have positioned us to continue to support our customers and key internal processes and initiatives during the shutdown period from remote locations. Some of these capabilities are:
 

  • Shipping of finished goods from our European warehouse
  • Limited shipping of finished goods from our Garland warehouse
  • All aspects of Customer Service
  • Phone-based Technical Support
  • Product Development activities
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Finance and Accounting
     

In short, we will spend the shutdown period continuing to support our customers, planning for the launch of an exciting new product, and doing design and development work to build for the future.
 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, our valued customers and partners, and we welcome your calls and inquiries in the midst of a challenging environment.
 

Thank you for being part of our world. We’re here for you—today and in the future.
 

Steve Novakovich
CEO
Garrett Metal Detectors