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Vandal resistant rating (IK Code) of Reolink security cameras

The capacity of an enclosure to withstand external mechanical impact could be classified by the Vandal Resistant Rating (IK Code), which is an international standard for defining levels of resistance for a security camera’s housing or in regards to the protection it offers the camera’s mechanical and electronic components.

To maximize vandal resistance, Reolink RLC-422 dome security camera is manufactured to meet IK 10 standard, which means Reolink RLC-422 camera can sustain up to 20 joules external mechanical impact and be rendered as highly vandal-proof.

The following table clearly illustrates the IK code and the impacts sustained accordingly.

IK Code Impact Size Protected Against (joules) Description
IK 0 No protection against any mechanical impact
IK 1 0.15 Protection against a 200g object dropped from 7.5cm
IK 2 0.2 Protection against a 200g object dropped from 10cm
IK 3 0.35 Protection against a 200g object dropped from 17.5cm
IK 4 0.5 Protection against a 200g object dropped from 25cm
IK 5 0.7 Protection against a 200g object dropped from 35cm
IK 6 1 Protection against a 500g object dropped from 20cm
IK 7 2 Protection against a 500g object dropped from 40cm
IK 8 5 Protection against a 1.7Kg object dropped from 29.5cm
IK 9 10 Protection against a 5Kg object dropped from 20cm
IK 10 20 Protection against a 5Kg object dropped from 40cm
IK 10+ 40 Protection against a 10Kg object dropped from 40cm

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