Defining Southwest Microwave RPM II perimeters - Southwest Microwave RPM II 3.0

Southwest Microwave RPM II Intrusion Detection Extension Guide 3.0

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Southwest Microwave RPM II 3.0
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Southwest Microwave RPM II

As part of setting up Security Center to detect intrusions from MicroPoint and MicroTrack sensors, you need to recreate the physical layout of the perimeters.

What you should know

This task does not apply to MicroWave 300 perimeters. Configuration of a MicroWave device is done in the Southwest Microwave software and on the physical device. When the RPM II is added to the Intrusion Detection role, and the MicroWave 300 inputs are detected as Normal, then any intrusions are reported as alarms in Security Center.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Intrusion detection task.
  2. Expand the Intrusion Manager role, select the RPM II unit, and then click the Perimeters tab.
  3. On the Perimeters page, click (Add), and choose MicroPoint or MicroTrack.
  4. Enter a name for the perimeter. For example: North fence.
  5. Create a section for each processor deployed on the perimeter, by clicking Add section before or Add section after.
  6. Assign the processor that is deployed in the field to each section of the perimeter.
    • PM II for MicroPoint
    • MTP II for MicroTrack
    Assign a processor to a perimeter
  7. Define the length of the segment by dragging the terminating units (TU) and linking units (LU).
    Tip: Each processor manages two segments, side A and side B. Each segment is divided into cells.
    Sensor type Cell length Maximum cells per segment
    MicroPoint II 3.6 feet (1.1 meters) 216 cells
    MicroTrack II 7.25 feet (2.21 meters) 95 cells

    For example, 97 cells of a MicroPoint cable is 349.2 feet (106.7 meters).

    MicroPoint Cable side A 97 cells in length
  8. Add markers by clicking anywhere on the segment.
    The following image shows the first two markers on a perimeter.

    Markers 1 and 2 define group of cells

    A marker divides a segment into a group of cells. Each group is listed in the Peripherals tab as an input. Inputs are the source of intrusion events in Security Center. You can attach a camera to each input so that you can monitor that part of the perimeter.

  9. If the physical installation has the A and B sides swapped, click the button.

    Click the A B button to swap the cable sides.

  10. If required, you can remove a cable segment by clicking the X (Delete) button on the terminating unit (TU) .
  11. To save the perimeter, click Close, then click Apply.


The new perimeter is listed on the Perimeters page.

The inputs (group of cells) are listed in the Peripherals page.