Verifying the health of Southwest Microwave RPM II units and their inputs/outputs - 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

After adding the RPM II to the Intrusion Manager role, verify that the sensors and auxiliary units that are physically connected to the RPM II have been imported and are online and functional.

What you should know

There are two types of inputs:

  1. Inputs that represent a potential intrusion, which include: Auxiliary input, Input, Intrusion detection, Output, and Tamper. When this type of input is Active, an event is reported in Security Desk for your security personnel to investigate.
  2. Inputs that represent a potential problem with the integration, which include: AC fault, Align path, Cable fault, Communication failure, Line break, and Service. When this type of input is Active, an event is reported in Config Tool in the RPM II's Diagnostic window with a detailed description. Generally, you need to acknowledge the error in the CST II software, change something in the UIST II software, and possibly repair a faulty physical connection on the unit. For specific instructions, refer to the documentation provided by Southwest Microwave.


  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 Peripherals tab.
  3. Look in the Name column to confirm that all of the inputs and outputs for your devices are listed.
    • If a single I/O is missing, the I/O might be disconnected.
    • If all the I/Os for a device are missing, the device is unreachable.
  4. Look at the state of each I/O. Inputs and outputs report one of two states:
    The input or output is operational and in the expected state. No action is required.
    The input or output is reporting an error, an intrusion, or an alarm. Some action is required. Open the diagnostic window to learn what action is required.
  5. To open the Diagnostic window, right-click the RPM II entity, and then click Maintenance > Diagnose.


NOTE: The connection settings of an RPM II module are listed in the unit's Properties tab.

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