ICTip #12: IP Ratings for Surveillance Cameras

Learn what IP ratings are for surveillance cameras, and see how you can take advantage of the protection level for your business.

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ICTip #12: IP Ratings for Surveillance Cameras

ICTips Physical Security IP Ratings

IP stands for Ingress Protection. IP ratings are the measure of resistance to the penetration of solid objects (e.g. dust) and liquids (e.g. rain).

Learn what IP ratings are for surveillance cameras, and see how you can take advantage of the protection level for your business.

First Digit

Protection against solids

DigitMeaning
0No Protection
1Protected against solid objects greater than 50mm (e.g. accidental contact with head)
2Protected against solid objects greater than 12mm (e.g. accidental contact with finger)
3Protected against solid objects greater than 2.5mm (e.g. tools and wires)
4Protected against solid objects greater than 1mm (e.g. fine tools and wires)
5Protected against dust
6Total protection against dust

Second Digit

Protection against liquids

DigitMeaning
0No Protection
1Protection against vertical water drops (e.g. condensation)
2Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 from vertical
3Protection against direct sprays of water up to 60 from vertical
4Protection against water spray from all directions
5Protection against low pressure jets of water from all directions
6Protection against jets of water of similar to heavy seas
7Protection against immersion between 15-100cm
8Protection against submersion

 

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