What's IP66 security camera?
Today security cameras play important role in security and protection. For both indoor and outdoor installation environment, the security device must meet the standard ingress protection to against undesirable conditions. To ensure the properly usage of outdoor environment, the security camera must be designed with full sealed protection which has ingress rate to against liquid water.
Introduction to ingress protection (IP)
The ingress protection rate is a two digital number established by the IETC (International Electro Technical Commission). This rate is widely used to provide an accurate ingress protection rating to any kinds of electronic equipment. This rate includes with two-digits, the first digit represents the protection from ingress of solid objects. The second digit represents the protection from ingress of liquid water.
- Example: IP66
- The fist digit 6 presents totally protected against dust ingress.
- The second digit 6 presents the item is protected against high pressure water jets from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.
Ingress Protection Table
|IP..||First digit: |
Ingress of solid objects
|Second digit: |
Ingress of liquids
|0||No protection||No protection|
|1||Protected against solid objects over 50mm e.g. hands, large tools.||Protected against vertically falling drops of water or condensation.|
|2||Protected against solid objects over 12.5mm e.g. hands, large tools.||Protected against falling drops of water, if the case is disposed up to 15 from vertical.|
|3||Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm e.g. wire, small tools.||Protected against sprays of water from any direction, even if the case is disposed up to 60from vertical.|
|4||Protected against solid objects over 1.0mm e.g. wires.||Protected against splash water from any direction.|
|5||Limited protection against dust ingress. |
(no harmful deposit)
|Protected against low pressure water jets from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.|
|6||Totally protected against dust ingress.||Protected against high pressure water jets from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.|
|7||N/A||Protected against short periods of immersion in water.|
|8||N/A||Protected against long, durable periods of immersion in water.|
|9k||N/A||Protected against close-range high pressure, high temperature spray downs.|
What's IP66 rated security camera?
For properly of security camera in outdoor environment, the security camera must be designed with fully concealed IP66 rated enclosure. The IP66 rated security camera can not only keep dust out, but also provide ingress protection from liquids.
Generally, the IP66 rated security cameras should not be installed under the water, especially in high depth. Well-designed IP66 security cameras can be immersed into water for a long time.
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