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Intruder detection specialist, Southwest Microwave, joins CNL Technology Alliance Programme

Published on 27 July, 2010

Physical security solutions from CNL and Southwest Microwave form integration partnership
Southwest Microwave's Perimeter Intrusion Detection System will work within the IPSecurityCenter platform
CNL, a world leader in developing Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, has announced a partnership with Southwest Microwave Ltd, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high security outdoor perimeter security systems, based in Worcestershire.

With 40 years of experience and 53,000 installations in more than 80 countries, Southwest Microwave has earned a global leadership position in the design and manufacture of high security outdoor perimeter security systems. Their proven technology provides accurate, immediate detection of perimeter disturbances across wide-ranging markets, including government, military, utilities, corrections, industrial, and transportation applications.

This TAP partnership will start with the certification of Southwest Microwave's INTREPID™ Perimeter Intrusion Detection System to work within the IPSecurityCenter platform. This will be followed by other products such as the Outdoor Volumetric Detection system.

Nick Bray, Key Account Manager at Southwest Microwave comments: "We have some of the most widely used perimeter detection systems in the world, but detection alone does not provide security, it's what you do with this information that counts. We are seeing end user's specifying management systems which allow the intelligent use of our detection systems. They can then use our alarms and alerts to trigger the correlation of information from other systems such as mapping, video surveillance and access control to help determine the cause of an incident. This helps with the speed of the response, which is of critical importance. It also helps organisations better manage their response teams."

The TAP programme was initiated by CNL to allow interoperability between disparate security technologies and companies

"Ultimately this partnership means organisations can put our technology to better use, which can only be good for all concerned. We will work with CNL at marketing this to end users as we share a number of key vertical markets, such as Critical Infrastructure Protection, Aviation Transportation Security and Correctional Facilities."

Keith Bloodworth, CEO at CNL, says on the partnership: "Southwest Microwave is a key vendor in the PIDS market. Their INTREPID™ sensor products offer enhanced features and unique detection capabilities to reliably protect the highest security sites and perform in harsh climatic extremes. They filter out unwanted alarms such as the weather and wildlife from real causes like a cut or climb over. IPSecurityCenter™ takes this to the next level and uses contextual information such as the time of day and the position of security teams to filter alarms once in the control room. Visually overlaying data from other systems aids this process further by allowing immediate situation awareness. Together our aim is to reduce unnecessary information from the control room, so operators can focus on real events."

The TAP programme was initiated by CNL to allow interoperability between disparate security technologies and companies. By way of showing a truly open approach to application integration, TAP partners can be provided with a Device Driver Kit (DDK) to design, build, test and provide their products to the CNL Partner Ecosystem.

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