Metal detection can be an important part of your safety or it can be a fun weekend hobby for you and your family. Metal detectors are used for a wide range of activities in a variety of different settings.
You’ve probably encountered them at airports, court houses and other secure locations.
Why should you consider the best metal detectors?
- Industrial metal detectors can protect you and your employees if you work in an environment that needs extra protection.
- Metal detecting can help you locate lost metals after fires or other disasters.
- A beach metal detector makes a fun piece of hobby equipment to help you find old coins, arrow heads or other “treasures.”
Decide what you want your metal detector to doYou may want metal detecting at your business to keep it safer. You may want a hand held metal detector to use for individual searches. You may want portable gold metal detectors for finding lost metal items. Each of these uses will require a different type of metal detector so make sure you know what you'll be using yours for.
Buy the most sensitive metal detection that you can affordThe more sensitive your detector is, the more likely you'll be able to find weapons or treasures, depending on your purpose. For industrial units, you'll want one that eliminates interference and can detect weapon shapes easily.
Choose the best metal detectors with good audio signalsAudio signals alert you to the presence of what you are looking for. Walk through metal detectors need to alert personnel to the presence of weapons. Portable units need to signal where the item is. For hobby detectors, look for models with adjustable audio signals so that you can find one that you're comfortable with.
Go with a waterproof housing if you plan on metal detecting near waterIf you want to search for treasure on the beach, buy a beach metal detector to get into areas that regular metal detectors can't go to. You'll find more goodies because fewer people can enter the shallow water with their metal detectors.
- If you are looking for a metal detector for hobby use, you'll also want to consider the weight of metal detectors. Make sure you buy one that you're comfortable carrying for longer periods of time.