Outdoor Security Camera In Snow

Waterproof Design

Our outdoor security cameras implemented with enhanced waterproof design by following the requirement of IP66/IP67/IP68, which are IP (Ingress Protection) ratings proposed by IEC60529, to protect against the intrusion of solid objects, dust and water by mechanical casings.

To achieve good waterproof protection, we extend the general waterproof design concept, which usually focuses on blocking water into the housing with a gasket, to “total-waterproof”, i.e., preventing water from infiltrating via cables and any possible adjustable points, which were usually ignored in the past. The major features include:

1. “Total-waterproof” design on cabling from joint, strain relief to conduit:

  • Detachable junction good for installation
  • Waterproof on strain relief bushing
  • Accessory tape to seal the interstice between cable/conduit

2. Waterproof design for adjustment:

  • Proprietary waterproof design for focus & zoom adjustment, no need to open chassis.
  • User interfaces are buried & covered away from water infiltrating.

3. Maintain gasket:

This is the most critical factor to keep water out of housing. Inspect the gasket and it must be clean and free of cracks. Tighten the screws on housing firmly so the gasket is well-pressed to prevent water infiltrating.

4. Keep cable dry:

Inserting the unprotected wires into a junction box is required to avoid water infiltrating.

5. Drip loop:

Rainwater will run down along the outside of cable and drop off at the bottom of the loop, as shown on right figure. Without the loop, rainwater could more easily enter into the camera along the cable.

6. Sealant:

Apply sealant such as silicone on holes, voids and gaps which have potential risk to water leakage. Following instructions on products users guide is highly recommended to eliminate the risk on installation.