Teknetics is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our employees and customers.  

We are taking proactive steps to ensure customer and employee safety. Our production lines have been re-engineered to provide for social distancing. Our facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art air filtration system and continues to be one of the safest indoor facilities in El Paso, TX. When applicable we offer our employees the option to work from home, staggered work schedules, social distancing and have enacted elevated cleaning and sanitizing protocols that meet or exceed public health guidelines. 

We have designed and manufactured our own proprietary mask, tested to near-medical-grade levels.   

Our employees are required to wear these masks while inside our facilities and continue to wash their hands frequently and wear gloves.

While continuing challenges with our supply chain have caused some delays in product deliveries, we have maintained a strong and healthy workforce, which has ensured we have stock and only minor delays in shipping your orders. If you have questions about a specific item, please contact Teknetics Customer Service by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 1-800-413-4131.   

First Texas Products Wins Judgment Against Counterfeiters

First Texas Products Wins Judgment Against Counterfeiters in The United States District Court, First Texas Products, LLC has won a judgment against manufacturers and resellers of counterfeit metal detectors. In its July 31, 2018 order, the court rules that the counterfeiters “are permanently enjoined from manufacturing, importing, purchasing, distributing, selling, or offering for sale any counterfeit metal detector …”

“Guilty as charged,” exclaimed Tim Mallory, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for First Texas. “Guilty in China, guilty in Africa and now guilty in the United States of America.”

“We got ‘em,” said Tom Walsh, President of First Texas. “After chasing the Chinese counterfeiters and their criminal organizations around the globe and learning how certain foreign countries facilitate and inspire counterfeiting of our patents, copyrights, registered trademarks and registered trade names, we now enlist the weight of the U.S. legal system to stop them from conducting their criminal activities within our borders.”

First Texas designs and manufactures metal detectors under the Bounty Hunter®, Teknetics® and Fisher Research Labs® brand names. Years ago, several Chinese factories began conspiring with criminal organizations in the Middle East to produce counterfeit gold prospecting detectors after witnessing the commercial success of First Texas brands in African gold fields. After stealing substantial amounts of First Texas intellectual property, the counterfeiters began selling counterfeit hobby metal detectors in many of First Texas’ main markets, including in the United States and the European Union.

Permanently enjoined from selling their counterfeit products are Shanghai Tianxun Electronic Equipment Company, Ltd, Shanghai Zhangdu Electronic Commerce Co., Ltd d/b/a KingDetector, TheSellingPost.Biz, LLC and

For information about authentic First Texas metal detectors or First Texas’ anti-counterfeiting campaign, contact Tim Mallory at 915-633-8354 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Teknetics New Facility

Our new 113,000 sq. ft. facility is a state of the art facility, located in the Mission Valley (1120 Alza Dr) area of El Paso, Tx. This new facility houses not only Teknetics Metal Detectors but also hother First Texas Products companies including Fisher Research Labs, Bounty Hunter Metal Detectors, Night Owl and Nivisys.

Shipping Address:

1120 Alza Dr.

El Paso, TX. 79907


Teknetics, a subsidiary of First Texas Products Corporation, First Texas Products Corporation is a consumer electronics company that manufactures metal detectors for industrial, security, and recreational purposes. First Texas Products also manufactures and distributes high performance night vision devices for the military and civilian markets. First Texas Products Corporation began operations in 1999. Today it operates more than 11 separate companies, exports to more than 110 countries and provides 397 jobs of which 254 are in El Paso, TX. First Texas Products Corporation offers its products through retailers and dealers throughout the U.S, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Australia.





News Bulletin – January 2015

Product Changes

Enhanced T2LTD

We have been getting great reviews on our Enhanced T2LTD detectors and the Upgrade program (see our website for details). Here is a comment we received from a relic hunter in the UK:

Years ago I had purchased an original green Teknetics T2. Over time I became somewhat of an expert on using this machine. There are little tell-tale audio signs with the T2 that tell you what’s really under the coil. Over time I have had or used most of the machines that have come onto the market and tried to find those little quirks that the T2 has but I found that I was covering the same ground time after time then going back over them afterword with the T2 as I had trust that the it was not missing stuff and time after time the machine has proved this point.

I have been very lucky to acquire a new Enhanced T2LTD with the Digital Shield Technology and new Fe-Tone, and am I happy? You bet I am! I will now be selling the remainder of my other machines because I have all I need in this machine. I have trust, a good warranty, and a first class customer services department from a company that backs up what it says about its products. Darren in the UK

Additionally we have improved the quality of the T2LTD upper pole assembly by decreasing the size of some clearance holes. Smaller holes will increase the strength and integrity of the pole assembly.

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Press Release: Successful Raid Against Counterfeiters - Sept. 25, 2014

El Paso, Texas, Sept. 25, 2014 -- Following on its September 2013 counterfeit raid and confiscation, First Texas Products, LLC, was again successful in penetrating a counterfeit distribution organization operating in the United Arab Emirates, resulting in the raid and confiscation of Teknetics® and Fisher® Research Labs metal detectors.

"Following on our successful 2013 raid, the worldwide leader in gold detection technology again apprehended the counterfeiters," said Tim Mallory, First Texas Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Our determination to close down the illegal retailers, distributors and manufacturers continues to be as aggressive as ever,” he said.

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