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IK Ratings

The “IK” rating or code is an international standard which standardises and defines the level of resistance of enclosures provided for electronic equipment to mechanical impacts and this rating can be an important factor when choosing an outdoor camera or webcam which may be fitted in an area which could be subject to attempted vandalism or other impact. To check on equipments protection against the ingress of dust or moisture you should also check the equipments IP rating too.

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IK Protection Explained

The degree of mechanical protection is identified by a code that consists of the letters IK followed by two digits.

IK numberEnergyEquivalent impact
00Non-protectedNo test
01Impact energy: 0,150 joulesResistant against an impact from an object of 200 grams from a distance of 5,6 cm
02Impact energy: 0,200 joulesResistant against an impact from an object of 200 grams from a distance of 8,0 cm
03Impact energy: 0,350 joulesResistant against an impact from an object of 200 grams from a distance of 14,0 cm
04Impact energy: 0,500 joulesResistant against an impact from an object of 200 grams from a distance of 20 cm
05Impact energy: 0,700 joulesResistant against an impact from an object of 200 grams from a distance of 28 cm
06Impact energy: 1,00 joulesResistant against an impact from an object of 500 grams from a distance of 20 cm
07Impact energy: 2,00 joulesResistant against an impact from an object of 500 grams from a distance of 40 cm
08Impact energy: 5,00 joulesResistant against an impact from an object of 1.7 kg from a distance of 30 cm
09Impact energy: 10,00 joulesResistant against an impact from an object of 5 kg from a distance of 20 cm
10Impact energy: 20,00 joulesResistant against an impact from an object of 5 kg from a distance of 40 cm

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