Tactical Solutions

Cell Phone Detection

Effective detection even with switched-off cell phones
Cell Phone Detection

Cellphone Detection

At Tactical Solutions, our primary focus is on the advanced detection of unauthorised cellphones in secure environments.

With the rising threat posed by illicit cellphone use in sensitive areas, our solutions are designed to address this challenge head-on. Our CEIA SMD600 Plus WTMD and MSD are portable fixed units that excel in detecting cellphones, even when they’re switched off, and offer the added benefit of detecting metal weapons.

Complementing these, we’re proud to introduce hand-held devices from Comms Tek: the Hunter and the Scout. These devices, while distinct from our fixed units, further enhance our cellphone detection capabilities.

Together, these tools form a comprehensive suite of solutions, ensuring that New Zealand’s institutions remain secure from both unauthorised communication devices and potential firearm threats.

High security Cell Phone Detection

Illegal use of cell phones, within correctional facilities for instance, is a growing problem worldwide, as the devices can represent a significant threat to prison security, aid the continuation of illegal activities during incarceration and circumvent the maintenance of an orderly regime within facilities.

Of the products developed to counter this problem, Tactical Solutions has identified the portable CEIA MSD as one of the most effective and flexible available. This system was designed to detect all cell phones (even when switched off) and other contraband, either on the person or secreted within body cavities.

On-the-Go Cellphone Detection: Handheld Mastery

In high-security environments, the ability to swiftly and discreetly check for unauthorised cellphones is crucial. While fixed units offer robust detection, there are scenarios where mobility and immediate response are essential. The Hunter and the Scout by Comms Tek are handheld devices designed for those moments when you need to move quickly through a facility, inspecting areas that might be challenging for fixed units to cover. 

The Hunter, with its comprehensive detection capabilities, ensures no signal goes unnoticed. The Scout offers a compact solution, ideal for covert operations and rapid inspections. Whether it’s a surprise check in a correctional facility, an impromptu sweep of a meeting room, or ensuring the integrity of a secured event, these devices provide the portability and precision required to maintain a cellphone-free environment.


Cell Phone Detection


At Tactical Solutions, we have spent many years creating a reputation for quality security & detection equipment.
We hold a world-class portfolio of brands that are true market leaders in this category.

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SMD600 Plus-MI2

The SMD600 Plus – MI2TM is optimised for the screening of people in applications where simultaneous detection of all metal (magnetic and non-magnetic) firearms and cellphone/ smartphone devices, including the most miniaturized, low metal content versions, is required along with high-throughput and a low nuisance alarm rate.The SMD600 Plus – MI2 combines the well-renowned weapons detection and personal metallic objects discrimination performances of the CEIA SMD600 Plus, 288-channel, NIJ0601.02 fully compliant Walk-Through Metal Detector (WTMD) and The cellphone/smartphone detection and discrimination capabilities of the new CEIA MSD EVOTM, a state-of-the-art magnetostatic 18-axes detector that provides unparalleled detection uniformity and immunity against interferences.

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The CEIA MSD utilises multi-zone targeting to identify where on the body contraband such as cell phones or keyfob cell phones are hidden, even with the item’s batteries removed.

This portable unit, weighing in at just 9.6kgs, is fully weather proof for use outdoors and can operate for 24 hours on an internal battery. Features include a Bluetooth headset for covert use and non-emitting technology, so it’s safe for use with pacemakers and other medical implants.

The CEIA MSD is an easy to use, no assembly required, solution to illegal cell phone use that could effectively combat this problem from the first day of deployment.


Tactical Solutions have spent many years creating a reputation for supplying quality security & detection equipment. We hold a world class stable of brands that are true market leaders within this category.

CEIA MSD was specifically designed to detect all cell phones and other contraband concealed on the person or in body cavities (including key fobs, cell phones, smart phones, radio transceivers, etc.) quickly and easily.

  • Detection of all cell phones and other contraband concealed on the person or in body cavities (including keyfob cell phones) with or without batteries
  • Multi-Zone targeting indication identifies location of contraband on the body
  • Covert operation through use of Bluetooth headset (included)
  • Fully weather proof for outdoor use
  • 26 hours continuous use on embedded battery operation
  • Automatic adjustments offer unmatched detection in all environments
  • Extremely durable design
  • No assembly required, immediately ready for stand-alone use
On its own, the CEIA SMD600 Plus WTMD is already a complete and efficient solution for the high-sensitivity detection of any metal weapon and any cellphone/smartphone in applications, such as the correctional facilities, where the inmates to be inspected are metal-free or almost metal-free.

The new SMD600 Plus –MI2TM allows, in addition, the high-throughput inspection of visitors to correctional facilities or, in general, people in street clothes in a standard checkpoint divestiture situation where detection of assembled/ disassembled firearms and standard & miniaturized cellphones/smartphones is required with low nuisance alarm rate.

The new SMD600 Plus –MI2TM also provides a specific optical and acoustical signaling for either weapons or cellphones/ smartphones, thus facilitating the secondary inspection performed by the security operators.

The Hunter is a state-of-the-art handheld device designed for advanced cellphone detection in high-security environments. With its cutting-edge technology, the Hunter ensures that no unauthorised signal goes unnoticed, providing security professionals with a reliable tool for maintaining a cellphone-free environment.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive Detection: Capable of detecting a wide range of cellular bands, including 3G, 4G, 5G, and more.
  • Real-time Analysis: Offers both covert and overt real-time analytical solutions.
  • User-friendly Interface: Features a 5.5” AMOLED touchscreen for easy navigation and control.
  • Dual Antenna System Switchable between omni-directional for broad detection and directional for pinpoint accuracy.
  • Long Battery Life: Over 5 hours of continuous operation on a single charge.
  • Advanced Logging: Displays service provider, signal strength, and time of detection with an exportable log.

Equip your security team with the Hunter, and ensure maximum protection against unauthorised cellphone use.

The Scout is a compact and covert handheld detector, built on the Hunter’s technology platform. Designed for discreet operations and rapid inspections, the Scout is the go-to device for on-the-spot cellphone detection, ensuring that even the most concealed signals are detected in secure areas.

Key Features:

  • Compact Design: Small pocket-sized enclosure for maximum discretion and portability.
  • Broad Detection Range: Capable of detecting all mobile phone signals between 600MHz and 4GHz, including phone calls, SMS, 4G, and 5G data signals.
  • Intuitive Display: Easy-to-use 2.8” full-color touch screen display for quick signal analysis.
  • Vibration Alert: Covertly alerts security staff with a vibration for detected RF signals, ideal for silent operations.
  • Long Battery Life: Up to 6 hours of continuous operation, ensuring extended use during inspections.
  • Distance Range of Detection: Effective detection up to 82 feet indoors and 164 feet outdoors.
  • Built for Efficiency: Designed specifically for non-technical personnel, such as security guards, ensuring ease of use in real-world scenarios.

Security professionals can confidently conduct rapid and covert sweeps, ensuring the integrity of any secured environment.

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