Garrett MT 5500 Maximum Throughput Metal Detector for High Volume Screening

Product Description

Item # 1167700

The Garrett MT 5500 walk-through detector from Blue Monster Prep provides maximum throughput with exceptional scanning technology—locating metal targets on the left, right or center of its archway. The popular MT 5500 meets the demanding needs of security professionals worldwide who trust its ability to maintain patron flow rate with minimal alarms.



  • Multi-dimensional scanning indicates whether a metal target is located on the left, right or center of the archway.
  • Uniform detection field eliminates "hot spots."
  • 20 standard programs for multiple security applications.
 There is no need to change software to change security applications.
  • Program settings include: 
  • Mass Transit                                    
  • Schools
  • Buildings
  • Special Events
  • Microprocessor technology in detection and control circuitry. Maximum of 200 distinct sensitivity levels.
  • Traffic Counter: built-in and resettable with current reading available on LCD panel.
  • Synchronization: Multiple channels permit several MT 5500s and other Garrett detectors to operate simultaneously in close proximity.
  • Alarms: ready light indicates unit is operational; alarm lights and audible alarms are activated when the target amount of metal is detected; location of alarm lights on left and right side of display combined with variable tone indicates which side of the person the target is located.
  • Tamper proof settings through computerized access codes. Dual-level access codes required to set or change all sensitivity settings and detection programs; one level for use by supervisors in selecting programs and sensitivity and the other for initial set-up and overall control; non-resettable sequence code logs all changes made whenever sensitivity codes are accessed. An audible alarm reports unauthorized attempts at access.
  • Infrared Sensor: improves analysis of detection signal; increases throughput; helps eliminate "false alarms" and also provides accurate traffic counter.
  • Overhead control unit: LCD, alarm light, LED bar graph and control touchpads—plus all wiring, connections and electronics—are integrated into a single external overhead control box compartment to eliminate wire exposure.
  • Control Outputs: Solid state switches (low voltage AC or DC) for operating external alarms and control devices.
  • Three levels of ankle boost sensitivity.
  • Self-diagnostic program: complete and automatic.
  • Multiple coil design to minimize false alarms.
  • Rugged, lightweight design provides simple maintenance and easy portability.
  • Easy assembly: designed with only four (4) pieces and eight (8) screws. Simple-to-follow instructions.
  • Optional battery pack for use anywhere; provides up to 20 hours of backup.


Technical Specifications

  • Temperatures:
  • Operating: -4° F (-20° C) to +122° F (50° C)
  • Humidity to 95% non condensing
  • Storage: -40° F (-40° C) to 158° F (70° C)
  • Power: Fully automatic 100 to 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hertz, 24 watts; no rewiring, switching or adjustments required.
  • Weatherproofing / Foreign Object Protection Standards

Meets IP 31, IEC Standard. "Degrees of Protection provided by Enclosures", IEC 529.




Passageway Interior Size

Width: 30”

Height: 80”

Depth: 23”


Overall Exterior Size

Width: 35”

Height: 87”

Depth: 23”


Shipping Size

Width: 35.5”

Height: 91.5”

Depth: 6.25”


Shipping Weight

145 lbs. (74 kg)


*Oversize/Overweight shipping charges apply

$ 4,199.50