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Camera Environmental Ratings—IK and IP
Camera Environmental Ratings—IK and IP

Learn about standards-based ratings for resistance to impact and environmental conditions

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Verkada cameras carry specific ratings that are related to the camera’s capability to withstand physical impact (“IK”) and specific environmental conditions (“IP”).

IK ratings

IK ratings are defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). IEC Standard 60529 describes “the degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts.”

The IK rating is a scale of 0 to 10 where each level of testing describes an increased level of physical impact testing. As the scale increases, the impact tests are performed at greater distances, with stronger materials, increased mass, and different types of striking instruments:

IK08 ratings

Verkada’s CM41 indoor Mini Dome and the indoor CD series cameras are all IK08-rated.

IK10 ratings

Verkada's CM41-E, CD (Dome) outdoor series cameras ("-E" in the part number), CF81-E Fisheye, and Bullet cameras are all IK10-rated.

IP ratings

Ingress Protection (IP) ratings are also defined by the IEC. IEC Standard 60529 describes “the degree of protection provided by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures against intrusion, dust, accidental contact, and water.”

The IP rating is listed as a pair of numbers 0 to 6 and 0 to 8 where:

  • The first number indicates the degree of protection against solid objects.

  • The second number indicates the degree of protection against water. As the scale increases, the size of physical solid object decreases, and the tests for water tightness become more rigorous:

IP67 rating

Verkada’s CM41-E, CD (Dome) outdoor series ("-E" in the part number), CF81-E Fisheye and Bullet cameras are IP67-rated, which means that they’re dust-tight (IP6X) and water-tight (IPX7).

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