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Why Are IK10 Vandal Resistant Bullet Cameras Uncommon?

It is very common to find Dome cameras with IK10 compliance in the market. However, it is not common in case of Bullet cameras. Most of the Bullet cameras that comply this need with External enclosure with IK10 ratings.  

According to my study, a few Honeywell, Techwin Bullet cameras comply IK10 ratings without external case.

Why are IK10 ratings not common for bullet cameras? Is is because of the enclosure construction? opinions please

Honeywell's IK10 Bullet

Hanwha's IK10 Bullet

 

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My assumption is that IK10 ratings alone are often not enough for bullet cameras in applications where vandal resistance is known to be needed.

A bullet protrudes from the wall or mounting area such that it can still be ripped away. The camera may be fine, but if it is left swinging by a cable that can then be cut, what does that IK10 rating really satisfy?

A dome on the other hand is mounted flush and generally tight to the surface and is more difficult to pry loose or knock out of alignment.  It seems having an IK10 rating there is more useful because it means the camera housing itself can absorb some punishment.

In either case, however, don't be overconfident in IK10 ratings.  They are overall pretty paltry and may not mean much anyway when subject to prolonged, determined force. (see: this section on what it means/how it is calculated)

 

 

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To a bat, a bullet mount is like a golf tee.

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I think it should be the flat glass/plastic issue. Glass/plastic of dome can easy handle 20J force impact but not so easy on thin flat glass/plastic ?
But IK10 for bullet cameras are become popular after 2014. I remember that the first one should be Samsung SNO6084R (Not sure)

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yes.  In the recent past only it is getting popular. SNO6084R used some special material to comply IK10 (typically camera manufacturers use PC or Acrylic for Bullet cameras)

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