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WTMD used by the Finnish Parliament was retired to the Security Museum

Ariki Oy, a company specializing in security screening, donated a Metor 120 walk through metal detector that had been in use in the Finnish Parliament since the 1980's to the Security Museum.

The ceremony took place on March 7th at the Annual Seminar of the Society for Members of the Security Museum. The Museum Society was represented at the ceremony by Mr Jouko Ahonen, chairman.

-        It's wonderful that this item has been preserved. This Metor 120 manufactured 100% in Finland is an excellent addition to the Security Museum collection, said Mr Ahonen. 

At the time the Metor 120 was a significant development from the Metor 118 model, which was the first walk through metal detector to use patented cross magnetic fields. The donated model was the world's first type to use digital signal processing. Over 20,000 units of walk through metal detectors from the Metor 100 family were sold globally. They were widely used eg. in US governmental departments and in UN offices.

-        The unit has been in use in Parliament since the late 1980's for about 20 years after which it was replaced by a more modern unit, related Mr Jukka Savola, Chief of Security for the Finnish Parliament. 

The donated unit is completely contructed from wood by, paneled in beech plywood and is the handwork of craftsmen in the Ostrabothnia region, renowned for it's carpenters.

-        This Metor 120 which was due to be scrapped has a fine long service record in Parliament. The still fully functioning unit is an important piece of Finnish security manufacturing history, emphasized Ms Tuula Kanerva, Managing Director of Ariki Oy.

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Pictured: The donation ceremony left to right: Mr Jukka Savola, Ms Tuula Kanerva ja Mr Jouko Ahonen.

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