Navigating Outdoor Camera Ratings

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No matter where you are located, winter likely brings a host of inclement weather conditions, from icy cold temperatures to intense rain or snow. Can the outdoor cameras you’ve installed withstand the season? What about the extreme heat of the summer months?

Thankfully, no matter what the weather conditions, Dahua has a few simple tips on what to look for in your outdoor surveillance devices:

IP67 Rating

Looking at the IP rating on cameras is the simplest way to tell if a camera can handle outdoor environments. A camera with IP65, IP66, IP67, or IP68 rating means the camera offers full protection against dust, and varying degrees of water resistance ranging from a water jet (IP65) up to 1m of water submersion (IP68). Most of Dahua’s cameras offer an outdoor rating of IP67.

Even with outdoor IP ratings on cameras, utilizing incorrect mounts or mounting techniques can cause the camera’s outdoor design to become ineffective. Ensure that proper mounts are used and a drip loop is installed to prevent any water from finding its way into the outdoor conduit and components. This should be done in any outdoor application, whether or not water is a primary concern. Read More...

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Article was originally published on: February 5, 2019