The Price of Security Screening

Should you be thinking about purchasing a security x-ray machine or metal detection archway you’ll be thinking about the cost along with the benefits that such a machine will provide. The safety and security benefits of these related security screening technologies are significant. After all, a major security breach that compromises your companies security and harms your corporate reputation could have severe cost implications. Security breaches that x-ray machines protect against malicious weapons, such as bombs, knives and guns. In addition to screening bags for weapons they can also be used to screen mail and parcels in a mailroom. Metal detection archways can also protect against weapons being brought on site where prospects do not have bags, and also save you money by preventing the theft of metal items from jewellery to SIM cards, to coins and USB sticks: since valuable items also include company data or perhaps pictures of a new design you are working on.

How much does security x-ray or metal detection technology cost? For a security x-ray machine, this is very much dependent upon size and could range from approximately £ 15,000 to £ 50,000 or more for larger machines. Since you are likely to get ten years life out of the machine this reflects the total cost of ownership. Metal detection archways can range from £ 2,000 to approximately £ 8,000 or £ 9,000 for machines which offer higher levels of sensitivity and the ability to disregard items such as watches or metal belt buckles. Again, you could expect ten years life from a metal detection archway.


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So when you factor in the cost savings that security screening technology could bring to your business you can see it could pay for itself in a matter of months to years.

Scan-X can provide second user options for both security x-ray machines and metal detection archways which provide even more cost effective options. You may also be interested to know that such technology be rental, provide even less cost if you just need the machines for a short time.

Event Security

Security screening of guests and attendees at events is an increasing concern. As a host, you have a responsibility to ensure the safety of visitors to your site. If your event involves a large number of guests, or VIPs or is located in a high profile location, then you may well be considering metal detection and security x-ray technology as part of your security mix. Continue reading

Service & Support

If your company uses security x-ray and Archway metal detection technology you will be aware that such technology requires regular servicing and support. Since they contain a source of radiation, by law security x-ray machines must have at least one critical examination and one radiation survey as a minimum. Containing moving parts also, it makes sense to have regular services and inspections conducted. Continue reading


Scan-X is proud to announce its continued support for Ceia, Nuctech and Ensco products.

We at Scan-X have been working closely with all three companies for nearly six years or more.

We have worked together on some fantastic projects and are looking forward to a continued growth together. Continue reading

Security Training

Scan-X Security has always been able to offer both operator and Threat detection training at customers sites. We are now able to offer this great service at our factory in Aldridge. Where training can be completed on a wide range of X-ray machine and Archways metal detectors.

Have a look at the training tab on the home page for more details.

6 tips for flying with children

The thought of being cooped up in an aeroplane with a bored, screaming toddler is enough to put any parent off a family holiday until the kids are teenagers! However, every year thousands of families go on holiday abroad, so just how are these wonder parents coping on flights with young children? With a bit of forward planning you can have an enjoyable and peaceful flight, and so can your fellow passengers. Here are a few tips to help you fly with young children Continue reading