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 mini-dome and the interior CD series domes are all IK08-rated and the outdoor CD series domes 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 exterior CD and Bullet series cameras are IP67-rated which means that they’re dust-tight (IP6X) and water-tight (IPX7) and the D80 fisheye camera is IP66-rated.

Verkada Camera Documentation

Each camera's ratings are listed on their respective data sheets which can be found at https://www.verkada.com/docs/.

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