Camera Environmental Ratings - IK and IP

Standards-based ratings regarding resistance to impact and environmental conditions

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Verkada cameras carry specific ratings which have to do with 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 through 10 and 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:

Verkada’s CM41 indoor mini-dome and the interior CD series domes are all IK08-rated and the CM41-E, Outdoor CD Series Domes ("-E" in the part number), CF81-E Fisheye, and Bullet cameras are all IK10-rated.

IP Ratings

IP ratings (Ingress Protection) 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 through 6, and 0 through 8. The first number indicates the degree of protection against solid objects and 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:

Verkada’s CM41-E, Outdoor CD Series Domes ("-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).

Verkada Camera Documentation

Each camera's ratings are listed on their respective datasheets which can be found at

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