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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 1.1 meters (3.6 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.