A good microwave detection system can play an important role as part of an integrated security system. Many sites have an area with no perimeter fencing or with an open space behind an existing main boundary fence. Protection of any unmonitored space can be vital to detecting unwanted intruders.
So it is not surprising to find that increasing numbers of sites are now installing microwave detection technology as a second line of defence to compliment their existing perimeter protection (electric fencing or fence detection system). After conducting extensive research and dialogue with existing clients, we developed our own microwave detection system:
The Microguard™ System
Using microwave beams which it generates to create 3D volumetric protection zones, the Microguard™ system monitors those zones and can trigger a quick analysis and subsequent alarm if certain changes are detected. The criteria for the activation of an analysis/alarm are all preset in advance of the system’s installation.
The Microguard™ system is state-of-the-art in design, microprocessor controlled and is quick and easy to install. Many outdoor sites have to contend with poor weather conditions such as rain, snow and fog, so we knew that an effective microwave detection system would need special, built-in safeguards to ensure reliable performance.
So Microguard™ was designed with a number of special features including sensitivity and range adjustment and high EMI/RFI immunity. The MW200 also uses a Dielectric Resonator Oscillator with MIC technology to achieve ultra high detection stability in all weather conditions. Flat panel antennas (much more efficient than traditional dishes) and enhanced automatic gain control also help make this a premium system.
The Need For Microwave Detection
There are principally two types of site where microwave detection can improve perimeter security:
A site where there is an open space with no protective perimeter fence
The photo right exemplifies this point. Here our microwave sensors have been installed at a storage yard to protect the valuable wooden, whisky barrels which previously had been the target of thieves. It was selected in preference to a buried sensor system because of its comparitively low cost and ease of installation.
A site where there is a sterile area located in between two boundaries
A good example would be a correctional facility where sterile zones form an integral part of the prison perimeter.
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