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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


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.

For INTREPID™ system control options, visit Alarm Monitoring and Control Systems.