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Markets Served by Southwest Microwave - Security Systems Division

Markets Served

In each market we serve, Southwest Microwave’s goal is to provide reliable solutions for restricting unauthorized site access and exposure to threat against infrastructure, assets and individuals.

Southwest Microwave is a trusted perimeter solutions provider to many of the world’s most security-sensitive sites across wide ranging vertical markets. Our team has extensive hands-on experience navigating the unique regulatory and design considerations within the sectors we serve, and can map out a customized, high-performance solution for your unique site protection challenges.


Government / Military

Southwest Microwave provides fixed and relocatable intrusion detection solutions to all branches of the U.S. government and military, as well as to the governments and armed forces of many nations on all continents.

Southwest Microwave systems secure key government facilities including embassies, consulates, administration, treasury and judicial buildings. Our equipment is a key component of global force protection and border patrol programs, and successfully protects mission-critical sites such as weapons storage facilities, flight lines, equipment staging areas and communication centers.

Utility Plant


A primary concern to utility sites is physical attack on their facilities that would inflict damage or destruction to vital infrastructure, affect delivery of services, or threaten public and environmental health and safety.

Providers within the nuclear power, electric and solar energy, water & wastewater and oil & gas sectors rely on Southwest Microwave to protect their sites from acts of terrorism, sabotage, vandalism and theft. Our technologies reliably secure power plants, substations, dams, distribution centers, treatment plants, pump sites, pipelines, tank farms, refineries, compression stations and storage facilities worldwide.

Trucking Facility


With high asset value equipment and inventory at stake, Southwest Microwave supports manufacturers and service providers in the fortification of the perimeter layer of their production and distribution facilities.

We have successfully deployed detection solutions to meet the unique protection challenges of pharmaceutical companies, petrochemical and food processors, aerospace, automotive and textile manufacturers, communications providers and high technology suppliers. Our broad-ranging system options for industrial customers include sensors that operate in flammable or explosive environments.



Southwest Microwave’s Correctional Systems Group is the acknowledged leader in perimeter detection solutions for correctional facilities, with systems widely specified for detention applications on all continents. In North America, we secure more than 400 correctional institutions – including Department of Corrections facilities, federal prisons and county jails across the US and Canada.

Customers count on our correctional solutions to safeguard perimeter fencing, gates and sally ports, rooftops, armories, manufacturing buildings and vehicle storage areas.



In the transportation arena, Southwest Microwave systems protect private and commercial traffic flow from terrorist threat and sabotage. Our systems also prevent unauthorized entry into protected areas, limiting vandalism and harm to facilities, assets or individuals.

We have built an international portfolio of detection solutions for airport perimeters, taxiways and runways, seaports, waterways and bridges, commercial railroads, mass transit lines, truck yards and cargo terminals. Customers rely on Southwest Microwave sensors to uniquely safeguard transportation infrastructure without nuisance alarms or compromise by transportation radar systems.

VIP Residence

VIP Residential

Southwest Microwave offers leading-edge intrusion detection solutions for the protection of VIP residential sites, addressing the unique needs of high profile or high asset value individuals seeking privacy and protection against burglary, kidnapping or other threat.

Options include specialized covert, terrain-following systems that conform to the aesthetic and security requirements of estate homes, gated communities, government residences and exclusive vacation villas.