"Vandal-proof" is a term often used by manufacturers to market their products, but the reality is that these specifications are mostly self-determined and cannot be trusted.
In this 16-page guide, we explain how vandal resistance (IK ratings) of cameras are determined and how realistic they are, examining:
What are IK ratings and how are they determined?
What standards are used?
How manufacturers may game the standards
How manufacturers use/abuse generic "vandal" terms
How IK ratings are tested
What testing is defined in the standards and what is left up to manufacturers?
Most common points of failure in IPVM IK testing
Are some materials better than others?
Plus, upcoming, based on IPVM's new internal vandal-resistant test rig, IPVM will release individual reports on which manufacturers and models passed or failed.
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