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Garrett Response to Gizmodo Hacking Article

December 30, 2021 GMT
Garrett Metal Detectors (PRNewsfoto/Garrett Metal Detectors)
Garrett Metal Detectors (PRNewsfoto/Garrett Metal Detectors)
Garrett Metal Detectors (PRNewsfoto/Garrett Metal Detectors)

GARLAND, Texas, Dec. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Texas-based Garrett Metal Detectors today issued an official response to an online periodical which recently released an article regarding security products.

On December 21, 2021, the design, technology, and science website Gizmodo published an article by Lucas Ropek entitled “Walk-Through Metal Detectors Can Be Hacked, New Research Finds”. A subtitle added “Garrett Metal Detectors, which are used in schools and government buildings, have security vulnerabilities that can be remotely exploited”.

The response issued by Garrett is that Mr. Ropek used a sensational title to drive interest in his article. While perhaps that is to be expected, the content of the article omits important, relevant information in order to cast doubt on the integrity of checkpoint security installations. Had Garrett been given a reasonable amount of time to respond to Mr. Ropek’s request for information, the Company would have requested to include the following pertinent information:

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About Garrett Metal Detectors
Garrett Metal Detectors, co-founded by electrical engineer Charles Garrett and fourth generation educator Eleanor Smith Garrett, is the global leader of metal detection products for security and law enforcement applications worldwide. For more than 57 years, Garrett has engineered the most advanced metal detection products, including walk-through, hand-held, and ground search metal detectors for the security industry. Garrett is an International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 certified company.

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