Microguard™ – Microwave Open Space Detection
Microguard™ is an effective microwave intrusion detection system and was developed as part of our in-house security system R&D program. When it comes to outdoor perimeter protection, perimeter alarm systems and open space detection, one of the key factors is the quality of performance of the intrusion detection element. Reliability and safety are paramount and our Microguard™ product was developed with exactly that in mind.
How Does Microwave Intrusion Detection Work?
Our sensor technology uses microwave beams whereby a transmitter generates a microwave beam in order to create a protection zone. If a difference within that zone is detected by the receiver, the system then kicks in with an immediate analysis and an alarm is triggered if the pre-determined criteria for an intrusion are met.
The range of system features includes multi-level sensitivity adjustment, automatic range adjustment and high RFI and EMI immunity. Moreover, the microwave sensitivity is unaffected by adverse weather conditions such as heavy fog, rain and snow.
Microwave Intrusion Detection For High Security
Microguard™ is used behind an outer perimeter fence which may also have a Flexiguard™ perimeter detection or Electro-Fence™ electric security fence system installed on it, as a second line of defence. Our microwave detection sensors are often used on high security sites where there are two outer fences and a ‘sterile’ area between them. The Microguard™ MW200 is used in this area between the outer perimeter and inner fence.
Perimeter Alarm For Open Space Detection
Microguard™ can also be used as a perimeter alarm for open space detection where there is no fence. These areas must have a good quality detection system. Our microwave intrusion detection system is often used instead of a buried detection sensor system as it is much easier to install, far less expensive and you can see the units which can be up to 200 metres apart. Prison perimeter security is one of the applications for this type of open space detection system.
Sometimes a site requires a perimeter alarm with long range detection for its open spaces. This is where our microwave intrusion detection sensors are the ideal solution. We published a case study in our Perimeter Security News section in 2015 which was based on just such a requirement that we were asked to quote for. It details the client’s criteria and how we were able to suggest a more effective use of microwave intrusion detection than they had envisaged. The perimeter alarm system that we eventually supplied proved to be more accurate and reliable than they had thought was possible. So if long range intrusion detection for open spaces is of interest to you and you want to know how a perimeter alarm works in this context, please follow the link to read the full article.
For more details see our Microguard™ Features pdf.