A very popular topic following purchase is "where should we set-up our new B.O.S.S. metal detector?" Besides fitting in with your surroundings and being easily accessible to security personnel, there is also another very important placement issue to consider regardless of B.O.S.S. | B.O.S.S. Body Orifice Security Scanner (2,3,4 or 5-zone scanner).
avoid potential false alarms with your new equipment, it's a good idea
to position your new B.O.S.S. metal detector at least three (3) feet away from
heavy metal objects in the room. This includes common items such as
filing cabinets, metal tables and other office furniture as well as the
not so obvious concrete walls. Although the
exterior of the walls may appear to be harmless concrete, many forget
that most walls of this type are internally reinforced with METAL "rebar"
during construction. Even though you don't see it, it could very well
be hiding within your walls ready to provide you with hours of fun in
FALSE ALARMS and recalibration with your new metal detection equipment.
A simple rule of thumb to possibly correct existing faults and or prevent potential future FALSE ALARMS
is to maintain a minimum three (3) foot gap between your metal
detection equipment and the heavy metal objects in the room in which
they reside. With this safe distance scenario, the odds are in your
favor when your metal detection unit alerts, it's most likely for
legitimate contraband and NOT a false alarm caused by outside
Please keep in mind this is NOT a universal fix-it
to all metal detection performance issues. It is merely a simple and
common self-help solution to try before attempting to reset or
recalibrate your system in house or paying for outside technical
support. Regardless of the make and model of your security equipment, we
recommend following the instructions provided in the owners manual or
by contacting the manufacturer directly for assistance.
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