Visitors will soon have to go through a metal detector at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.

The metal detector is currently being installed at a cost of $10,000, according to sergeant-at-arms Terry Quinn.

"We see it as the people's building,” he said. “We do not want in any way to inhibit or stop people from coming. We may slow down people a little bit."

The shooting on Parliament Hill three years ago sparked conversation among Saskatchewan MLAs about heightened security procedures.

Most provincial legislatures will now have metal detectors, except Manitoba, where visitors continue to wander the building freely.

"I think, unfortunately, it is a consequence of our time. It's something we have to have for everybody's safety,” said Maxton Eckstein, who visited the Saskatchewan Legislative Building on Monday.

“It might be inconvenient for some people, but it's something we have to do."

The metal detector is expected to be operational by the start of the fall sitting of the legislature in two weeks.