Integration overview for Southwest Microwave RPM II - Southwest Microwave RPM II 3.0

Southwest Microwave RPM II Intrusion Detection Extension Guide 3.0

Applies to
Southwest Microwave RPM II 3.0
Last updated
2020-01-28
Content type
Guides
Guides > Plugin and extension guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Southwest Microwave RPM II
Version
3.0

Integrating intrusion detection sensors and auxiliary devices from Southwest Microwave RPM II consists of a series of steps that need to be followed in sequence.

The following table lists the tasks required to integrate the Southwest Microwave RPM II extension in Security Center, and then how to verify that integration was successful.

Step# Description Where to find more information
Understand prerequisites and key issues before deploying
1 Before installing the extension, read the release notes to learn about new features, and to understand the requirements and known issues.
2 Understand how the Southwest Microwave RPM II devices connect to Security Center. How Southwest Microwave RPM II integration works with Security Center
3 Learn which features are included with the extension. Supported features for a Southwest Microwave RPM II integration
Deploy the Southwest Microwave RPM II sensors and auxiliary device
4 Make sure the sensors and auxiliary device are compatible with the Southwest Microwave RPM II extension version 3.0. Product compatibility for the Southwest Microwave RPM II extension 3.0
5 Make sure that the RPM II, sensors and auxiliary device are deployed, connected and operating as expected. Refer to the manufacturer's documentation.
Prepare Security Center
6 Verify that the Security Center license has a valid certificate for the Southwest Microwave RPM II extension, by going to the Config Tool home page, clicking About > Certificates, and confirming that Southwest Microwave RPM II is in the list.
7 (Optional) When you want to watch live and recorded video from cameras that have a view of the perimeter, ensure that the Omnicastâ„¢ features are enabled and there are working cameras. In the Security Center Administrator Guide:
8 (Optional) When you want to monitor perimeters on a map, add a geo-referenced map in Config Tool. In the Security Center Administrator Guide:
9 Ensure that the expansion server where the extension will be installed meets the recommended system requirements and is running a compatible version of Security Center.
Deploy the extension
11 On the Security Center expansion server, download the extension from GTAP and install it. Downloading and installing the Southwest Microwave RPM II extension
10 Grant users the privileges they need to work with the extension, intrusion management, and alarms. Required Security Center user privileges for Southwest Microwave RPM II integration
12 Create at least one Intrusion Manager role in Config Tool. Creating the Intrusion Manager role for Southwest Microwave RPM II integration
Set up the perimeters in Security Center
13 Add an RPM II as an intrusion detection unit. This imports all connected sensors and auxiliary device. Adding the Southwest Microwave RPM II intrusion detection units
14 Verify that the sensors and auxiliary units that are physically connected to the RPM II have been imported and are showing a Normal status on their inputs and outputs. Verifying the health of Southwest Microwave RPM II units and their inputs/outputs
15 Define the physical layout of each MicroPoint and MicroTrack perimeter. Defining Southwest Microwave RPM II perimeters
16 (Optional) Identify the inputs and outputs of the sensors and auxiliary device by changing the names, adding logical IDs, and adding descriptions. Identifying inputs and outputs on Southwest Microwave RPM II units
17 Create intrusion detection areas for each perimeter.
Tip: When you want to assign cameras at intervals along a perimeter, create an area for each perimeter input.
Creating intrusion detection areas for Southwest Microwave RPM II perimeters
18 Map intrusion detection areas to cameras so that when an event occurs you can view video of the related perimeter. In the Security Center Administrator Guide:
19 Create an alarm and assign all of the Southwest Microwave intrusion detection areas to it. In the Security Center Administrator Guide:
20 (Optional) Create any required event-to-actions, scheduled tasks, and hot actions so that your operators can trigger the outputs assigned to the Southwest Microwave RPM II perimeters. In the Security Center Administrator Guide:
21 In the Monitoring task of Security Desk, add the intrusion detection areas to the Event monitoring list and enable alarm monitoring. In the Security Center User Guide:
Test that the integration works as expected
22 Arm an intrusion area. In Security Desk, from the Monitoring task, select a Southwest Microwave RPM II intrusion detection area, and then from the Intrusion detection area widget, click Arm. Verify that the area changes color. Then click Disarm, and verify that the area changes color. See Intrusion detection area widget
23 Verify that you can trigger an alarm from an intrusion area. In Security Desk, from the Monitoring task, select a Southwest Microwave RPM II intrusion detection area, and then from the Intrusion detection area widget, click Trigger intrusion alarm. Make sure the intended recipient sees the alarm in the events pane of the Monitoring task and the Alarm monitoring task. See Intrusion detection area widget
24 Verify that you can view video of the intrusion event. In the Security Center User Guide:
25 Verify that you see events and alarms in the related Security Center reports. In Security Desk, generate an Alarm report, Incidents report, and Intrusion detection area activities report.
Set up your operators' client workstations
26 On each Security Center client workstation from which you want to configure RPM II devices and perimeters (intrusion detection areas), install the Southwest Microwave RPM II extension.
NOTE: When the extension is installed on a Security Center server but not your Security Center client workstation, the client receives events and alarms, which you can view in the Monitoring task and the Event window. If you want to configure and view the RPM II entities in Config Tool, you must install the extension on that client workstation.
Downloading and installing the Southwest Microwave RPM II extension
27 In the Monitoring task of Security Desk, add the RPM II intrusion detection role to the Event monitoring list and enable alarm monitoring. Refer to the following topics in the Security Center User Guide or online help.
28 Test that the workstation works as expected. If it does, you have successfully completed the integration. Do steps 22 to 25.