Beacons and Metal Detectors

This may seem like a silly question, but is there any harm in taking beacons through metal detectors? I just don’t want to damage the beacons.


Think of a beacon as a very small laptop/smartphone—it also has a processor, RAM memory, flash memory, etc. If it’s safe to bring your laptop/smartphone through X, then it’s generally safe to bring your beacons through X as well.

I’ve personally carried many beacons through airport x-ray scanners just fine. I don’t think I ever did through a metal detector, but the general consensus seems to be that metal detectors are far from being strong enough to harm electronics—otherwise they would disrupt things like pacemakers.

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