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What is IK10 rating for vandal-proof cameras?

  • Author:Grace Liu
  • Source:www.mvteamcctv.com
  • Release on :2016-09-01
Vandal-proof cameras adopt resistanting vandalism materials that make it highly resistant to impact, such as a swing from a hammer or a baseball bat.How much of a blow a camera can withstand? There is an international standard for measuring impact---The international standard IEC 62262 which relates to IK ratings. This is an international numeric classification for the degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts.The testing is based on the type of hammer, mass of the hammer and the resulting impact energy.Details as below charts:

IK code and impact energy(values changed in Amd 1:1998)


Impact test characteristics
IK code IK00 IK01 to IK05 IK06 IK07 IK08 IK09 IK10
Impact energy (joules) * <1 1 2 5 10 20
R mm (radius of striking element) * 10 10 25 25 50 50
Material * polyamide1 polyamide2 steel2 steel2 steel2 steel2
Mass kg * 0.2 0.5 0.5 1.7 5 5
Pendulum hammer * Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spring hammer * Yes Yes Yes No No No
Free fall hammer * No No Yes Yes Yes Yes

From the charts,we can see IK10 is the strongest rating.MVTEAM Vandal-proof camera with IK10 Testing report as below:

After reading this article,are you clearly on what is IK10 rating for vandal-proof cameras?

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