While video systems often seem to be the first choice for outdoor protection, they usually cannot provide the high-level security needed for a critical facility. Weather, lighting, and other factors create camera vulnerabilities, and experienced intruders know how to exploit these to their advantage.
Southwest has reliable perimeter intrusion detection (PIDAS) sensors, all of which perform in the conditions where camera systems sometimes fall short. Southwest sensors detect in rain, snow, fog, and in heavy shadows, and when used with your video system provide a superior layered defense.
Southwest Microwave’s analog microwave sensors have been the gold standard for over 50 years. We regularly see sensors installed back in the 1990’s (including some complicated deployments using reflectors) still in operation at some of the most secure facilities in the world.
Southwest’s new digital microwaves improve false and nuisance alarms to rates never thought possible.
Southwest Microwave’s family of intelligent perimeter security solutions also includes the INTREPID™ Micropoint™ Single Platform Detection Systems feature field-proven detection technologies, made even smarter with single-platform networking convenience. While factory training is advisable or may be mandatory depending upon your site, these cable installation and calibration videos provide background information to help your installation go smoothly.