As someone mentioned above, the best place may be to go to the camera
manufacturer and tell them that you need the wind load rating
capability. If the laws in the UK is anything like the US this means
that the Manufacturer is the one that is ultimately responsible.
Actually this makes more sense because the engineerin for the camera's
can be spread out of a large number of camera's. A Structural
Engineering Analysis here in the States is more for custom, one of a
kind and unique situations not something that comes out of a box. In
the States the UL sticker on the camera would not apply but the
European standard takes in a lot more of the physical issues of
products and if the camera is properly rated then this work could
already be done.
One other comment is that someone mentioned the average wind load.
What is really needed is the maximum wind load that has been accepted
by the appropriate regulatory agency.
Assuming that the product is properly rated then a good assumption is
that if the mounting holes that are provided with the camera are all
utilized, (ie. proper size and number of fasteners) in an appropriate
manner then this should be good.
Now, as a rule of thumb I have been told that here in the states that
the structure should be able to withstand 50 pounds per sq foot.
Again, this is only a rule of thumb and a smaller item would have less
"effective" area then a flat wall but it is unlikely that the camera
has more then 1 sq foot of area, (unless it is a massive camera and
housing) and it is hard to imagine that standard mountings etc. would
not be able to handle 50 pounds. So, there is a good chance that this
is a very low probablility of failure but the camera manufacturer
should definately certify their product. If not then you should find a
Hope this helps.
Hope this helps
It is also fairly safe to assume that if the camera comes with