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Hand-Held Metal Detectors for Use in Concealed Weapon and Contraband Detection



Nicholas G. Paulter Jr.


The original National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standard for hand-held metal detectors for use in concealed weapon detection was written in 1974 and revised in 2000. The 2000 revision of the NIJ standard provided repeatable and reproducible test methods, improved detection performance requirements, improved system quality requirements, and new introduced designs for realistic test objects. The 2002 revision of the NIJ standard improves on the electromagnetic compatibility requirements, durability requirements, handgun exemplar design, detection sensitivity test method, and field testing procedures of the 2000 revision.
National Institute of Justice Standard
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hand-held metal detector, law enforcement and corrections, National Institute of Justice standard, operating requirements, concealed weapon and contraband detection


Paulter, N. (2000), Hand-Held Metal Detectors for Use in Concealed Weapon and Contraband Detection, , , [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created September 25, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017