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Guide to weatherproofing, weather resistance, and IP ratings

43 10/19/2015

CamGuardian security cameras are given an environmental rating to indicate their suitability for installation in different indoor and outdoor environments. This rating is based on the camera's Ingress Protection (IP) rating. Check the specifications sheet for your camera model to determine the environmental rating.

What is an IP rating?

The IP rating tells you how resistant the equipment is to dust and liquids. The IP rating is a simple code that covers a range of international standards for enclosures and electrical equipment.

What does the IP rating mean?

IP ratings are given as a two-digit code, such as IP54 and IP65. The first digit represents the level of protection against dust; the second digit represents the level of protection against fluids. The higher the number, the stronger the level of protection.

What rating do I need?

CCTV cameras can be broken down into four classifications of environmental resistance. The following table explains the required installation environment for Lorex security cameras:

Classification

IP Rating

Location

Description

Indoor

< 44

Indoor

Not intended for submersion in water.
Installation in an indoor location required.

Weather resistant

44 - 65

Indoor /
Outdoor under shelter

Not intended for submersion in water.
Installation in a sheltered location required.

Weatherproof

66 - 67

Indoor / Outdoor

Not intended for submersion in water.
Installation in a sheltered location recommended.

Submersible

68

Underwater

Full immersion.

NOTE: IP68 submersible cameras are specialized products intended for specific applications (e.g., mounting on a boat). Cameras rated for full submersion will be clearly labelled. Weather resistant and weatherproof cameras are not intended for submersion in water.

 

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