SouthWest Microwave

In 1971, Southwest Microwave introduced the world’s first commercial bistatic microwave sensor. Today, our extensive range of field-proven sensor technologies offer unparalleled protection against unauthorized site access and are internationally recognized for providing precise, immediate detection of perimeter disturbances in security-sensitive applications and harsh exterior environments. 70,000 Southwest Microwave detection systems in 100+ countries now reliably secure broad-ranging facilities – from government and military installations to critical utilities, industrial and corporate campuses, correctional institutions, transportation centers and VIP residences.

OUR MISSION

Southwest Microwave’s mission is to provide industry-leading system design resources, leading-edge technology options and unparalleled customer support tools to ensure reliable, long-term perimeter detection solutions for the infrastructural, asset and personnel protection challenges of our global client base.

Ensuring all-weather system reliability is critical. Year-round testing of MicroTrack™ II in extreme conditions such as deep snow or high winds lets Southwest Microwave demonstrate consistent sensor performance in varying climatic extremes. - Tony Phelps, Technical Manager – Southwest Microwave Ltd., Worcestershire, UK

INTREPID MicroTrack II

INTREPID™ MicroTrack™ II is the new-generation of Southwest Microwave’s field-proven buried cable intrusion detection system for applications where covert perimeter protection is essential. It is a volumetric, terrain-following sensor that reliably detects and precisely locates walking, running or crawling intruders along a facility’s perimeter. MicroTrack™ II incorporates enhanced digital signal processing (DSP) for even higher detection performance in challenging site conditions.

With a coverage range of 400 meters (1312 ft) per processor, the system consists of a MicroTrack™ II processor unit and two sensor cable pairs that may be buried along a facility’s perimeter in soil, asphalt or concrete. A detection field is created around the sensor cable pair, enabling the detection of intrusions.

MicroTrack™ II is the industry’s highest performing buried cable sensor, designed to fully adapt to its installed environment, setting new standards for performance by providing covert, terrain-following detection that is uniform along a site’s perimeter. It pinpoints the location of perimeter disturbances using a target’s spatial and time signatures to discriminate legitimate intrusions from harmless disturbances caused by small animals or environmental factors such as wind, rain or snow. The system’s high signal-to-noise ratio and precise target location produce superior probability of detection and a very low false/nuisance alarm rate (FAR/NAR).

With MicroTrack™ II, detection zones are set in software, to cost-effectively tailor zoning to suit a site’s unique requirements.

As part of the new-generation INTREPID™ family, MicroTrack™ II networks seamlessly with the MicroPoint™ II Fence Detection Sensor and MicroWave 330 digital microwave link, using a common, open-architecture communications protocol.

This site has rolling hills and tight corners, so choosing a buried system that met our needs was a challenge. MicroTrack detects reliably at all points, regardless of site characteristics. -Edward Dillon, First Choice Security

INTREPID MicroTrack

INTREPID™ MicroTrack™ is a revolutionary buried cable intrusion detection system for applications where covert perimeter protection is essential. This volumetric, terrain-following sensor reliably detects and precisely locates walking, running or crawling intruders along a facility’s perimeter.

With a coverage range of 400 meters (1312 ft) per processor, the MicroTrack™ system consists of a MicroTrack™ processor unit and two 200-meter sensor cable pairs that may be buried along a facility’s perimeter in soil, asphalt or concrete. A detection field is created around the sensor cable pair, enabling the detection of intrusions. MicroTrack™ is the first buried cable sensor designed to fully adapt to its installed environment, setting new standards for performance by providing covert, terrain following detection that is uniform along a site’s perimeter.

MicroTrack™ pinpoints the location of perimeter disturbances using a target’s spatial and time signatures to discriminate legitimate intrusions from harmless disturbances caused by small animals or environmental factors such as wind, rain or snow. The system’s high signal-to-noise ratio and precise target location produce superior probability of detection and a very low false/nuisance alarm rate (FAR/NAR).

With MicroTrack™, detection zones are set in software. As such, zoning can be cost-effectively tailored to suit a site’s unique requirements. MicroTrack™ also features a built-in communications system that interfaces with INTREPID™ set-up and monitoring software, ensuring user-friendly installation, system administration and diagnostics.

MicroNet II’s ability to network with INTREPID™ buried cable and microwave sensors expands the flexibility of our proven MicroNet™ technology, which has been a reliable solution for US correctional facilities in 31 states since the mid-90’s. Tom Buckley, Director of Marketing – Correctional Systems

INTREPID MicroNet™ II

For use at United States correctional facilities, INTREPID™ MicroNet™ II is the newest-generation version of Southwest Microwave’s field-proven MicroNet™ perimeter fence detection system, designed for applications where the detection of cut or climb attempts is required.  A newly enhanced FSK communications system increases the range for system communication across the sensor cables.

MicroNet™ II is the Correctional industry’s highest performing fence sensor, using proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms to precisely locate escape attempts to within 3 meters (10 ft) while ignoring harmless disturbances caused by wind, rain or vehicle traffic. The system’s superior signal-to-noise ratio, bandwidth and dynamic range produce superior probability of detection and a very low false / nuisance alarm rate (FAR/NAR).

With a coverage area of 400 meters (1312 ft) per processor, the MicroNet™ II system consists of a MicroNet™ Processor Module and two MicroPoint™ sensor cables that are tie-wrapped to a perimeter fence or topper wire. The MicroNet™ Processor Module provides the system intelligence to perform powerful alarm signal processing, DC power distribution and data communications networking (via FSK), eliminating the need for extra wiring. The MicroPoint™ cable detects fence vibrations, permits easy connection of the perimeter system and supports DC power, data communications and escape detection capabilities.

Detection zones are set in software to cost-effectively tailor zoning to suit a correctional facility’s unique requirements.

As part of the new-generation INTREPID™ family, MicroNet™ II may also be networked with the MicroTrack™ II Buried Cable Detection System and MicroWave 330 Digital MicroWave Link using a common, open architecture communications protocol.

UniZone™ delivers a high-performance, cost-effective solution for smaller at-risk sites. For the end user, it offers superior detection and nuisance alarm prevention. For the installer, unprecedented ease of use. - Gus Fitch, Technical Services Manager

INTREPID UniZone

Offering unprecedented ease of use, INTREPID™ UniZone™ is a high-performance, standalone perimeter fence detection sensor designed to reliably and cost-effectively protect smaller critical infrastructure sites vulnerable to terror attack, sabotage, asset theft or liability risk.

Based on Southwest Microwave’s field-proven MicroPoint™ smart-sensor technology, UniZone™ protects up to 200 linear meters (656 linear ft) of fence line, and consists of a UniZone™ Fence Detection Sensor mounted to the fence or in a nearby control room, and a single MicroPoint™ sensor cable tie-wrapped to the fence or topper to detect cut/climb attempts.

UniZone™ employs advanced Point Impact Discrimination™ to monitor activity along the cable in 1.1 meter (3.6 ft) increments, analyze the characteristics of each disturbance and reliably detect cut or climb intrusion attempts while ignoring harmless environmental disturbances. Superior system intelligence and powerful digital signal processing successfully mitigate risk of site compromise while delivering the lowest nuisance alarm rate in the industry.

As a plug-and-deploy detection sensor, the UniZone™ set-up process is simple. A laptop USB connection configures and calibrates the system via user-friendly Installation Service Tool (IST) software. LED indicators are provided on the sensor to identify Power Input, Alarm Status, Fault Notification and Sensor Disturbance. Isolated, on-board relay contacts provide intrusion and fault alarm indication.

Unlike conventional sensors, which offer only one detection sensitivity setting per alarm segment, Unizone™ employs a proprietary software-based calibration process – Sensitivity Leveling™ – to account for variations in fence fabric or tension and optimize detection sensitivity in 1.1 meter (3.6 ft) increments along the sensor cable. The result is uniform intrusion detection along the entire protected fence line.

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