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Covert LoRa LC32 Review

This camera is designed to be added to the Covert LoRa system. This camera, along with up to 9 total LC32 cameras, will send photos to the Covert LoRa base station which transmits to your phone. This is NOT a cellular camera on its own, it must be used with the base station in order to transmit. - TCP Staff

Model #LoRa LC32 | LC32 Owners Manual

Covert LoRa LC32 FAQ's

Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:

76/100

Picture Quality:84/100

Mpxl Rating | Video ResolutionSee Breakdown ▼

Battery Life:3.1 Months

Resting Power(on) | Daytime Power Consumption | Nighttime Power ConsumptionSee Breakdown ▼

Trigger Speed & Detection:67/100

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed | Video Trigger & Recovery Speed | Detection RangeSee Breakdown ▼

Quality of Design:83/100

Dimensions | Battery Type | External Battery Jack See Breakdown ▼


Covert LoRa LC32 Trail Camera Review

 Pros

  • Great day photos
  • Setup is fairly easy

 Cons

  • Poor battery life
  • Slow trigger speed
  • Below average night pictures

 

This camera is designed to be added to the Covert LoRa system. This camera, along with up to 9 total LC32 cameras, will send photos to the Covert LoRa base station which transmits to your phone. This is NOT a cellular camera on its own, it must be used with the base station in order to transmit.

Picture Quality:  84/100

Photo resolution: 32mpxl Interpolated

Flash TypeNo Glow IR

We found the day pictures to be very impressive on the Covert LB-A3 cameras. You can clearly see the strong contrast and clarity in the snowy photos below. The color is strong and overall, these are very pleasant daytime pictures.

Night pictures lack flash range and display blur on any moving object. They are well below average.

 

What if you purchase from us and aren't happy with the image quality?

This is a common question and we have a very simple solution. Call, email, or chat with us and we can take a look at the images and offer suggestions or immediately tell if something is wrong with the camera. If so, we will warranty the camera for you (with the free 2-Year warranty you receive from us) or return the camera for a full refund (within 90 days of purchase). You have control of the process, remember, we work for you.

Night IR Blur Test

The equipment for the test consists of a target moving along a track from left to right at a constant speed controlled by a stepper motor and a sensor to trigger the capture of a picture near the center of the field of view of a trail camera. 

The target is moving at 1.25 feet per second and is 10 feet from the camera at the center of field of view.  The test is conducted in a dark room.   Two pictures are taken, one with the target not moving and one with the target in motion.  A visual comparison can now be made of the two pictures.  All settings that affect the quality of night photos will be tested.

No Motion W/ Motion 

Megapixel Ratings:

In the past, many people get confused with the megapixel rating trail camera manufacturers advertise.  Companies inflate the mpxl rating to attract eyes to their products.  They do this through interpolation, which digitally adds megapixels to a photo without actually improving the picture.

The best way to judge picture quality is to look at actual pictures.  You will notice this the most when you zoom in on a full-size image that a camera has taken.  The details of the photo will appear hazy or even digitized.  This is normal, and to be expected.

Battery Life:    70/100

Picture & Video Resting Power (on):  4.23 mW

Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption:  21.1 Ws  |  27.5 Ws

If this camera were to take 35-day and 35-night pictures every 24 hours, it would last 3.1 months in the field on a set of 12 AA Lithium batteries.

Detection Circuit:     67/100

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.94 s.  |  45.9 s.

Video Trigger & Recovery Speed:  3.38 s. 

Detection Range & Angle: 90 ft. @ 61.8° detection angle (42.8° field of view)

This Covert has a few things working against its detection circuit. The trigger speed is nearly a second and the video trigger speed is over 3 seconds. The Detection range is really good, but there is almost a 20° difference between the detection angle and the field of view. Prepare for quite a few false triggers since the camera is detecting so much wider than what it can see.

Quality of Design:     83/100

Dimensions:  4.41" x 2.5" x 5.59"

Battery Type:  12 AA

External Battery Jack:  12V

Case Design

These cameras look and feel very much like older Cover cameras. They have basic controls and features. The latch is oversized and easy to open and close. There is a python bracket on the back of the camera for cable lock and a threaded insert on the bottom for a slate river mount. It does have an 1.5" internal viewing screen for photo playback. Overall, nothing really stands out in a big way. 

Camera Setup

This camera is designed to send photos to the base station and does not send pictures cellularly on its own. Here's how to connect to a base station:

  1. Insert lithium batteries and sd card. We never recommend alkaline batteries regardless of what a manufacturer claims.
  2. First, turn the base unit to setup, press menu, and select "choose linked IDs." Select the IDs you want to use. 
  3. Turn on the LC32 (this camera) to the setup mode. Choose the net tab to set the base ID. 
  4. Type the base unique ID showing on your LB0A main screen and select LoRa linked camera ID here.
  5. Once connected, do a test photo. You can manually take a photo by pressing the right button when camera is on its interface.

Durability

We currently do not have any durability concerns, Covert cell cameras have been quite reliable to-date. If anything arises, we will update this review.

Since 2005, our mission has to been to provide consumers with unbeatable value, advice you can trust, and customer service that exceeds expectations. There are plenty of places you can choose to do business with, if we are lucky enough to earn your support, we promise to give you our undivided attention. Trailcampro has grown each year not only by relying on your happiness but on the assumption that if we blow you away with customer service, you will brag about us to your friends (have you seen our referral/reward program?).

As always, if you have additional questions, feel free to call, email or chat with us. We look forward to helping you find your next trail camera!

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FAQ's: Trail Camera

Q: Will this trail camera trigger on small animals (birds, rodents, etc.)?

A: Trail cameras detect on a combination of heat and movement, so, yes, small mammals will trigger the camera. However, if you are going after smaller warm-blooded mammals, we recommend getting the camera closer to your target. For best performance, place the camera in an area that would enable picture detection from 3 - 20 ft.

Q: Can animals see the infrared flash on this camera?

A: This is somewhat controversial. Humans can't see the flash as the nanometer spectrum is above what the human eye can detect. It's also much harder for an animal to see, but that could depend on the species of animal as different species see in different light spectrums.

Q: Where can I purchase this camera?

A: From us! We hope to woo you with our incredible charm, two-year warranty, 90-day returns, free continental U.S. shipping, and technical expertise. If that isn't enough, we give you a 16 Gig SD card with this camera and you can call and talk our ear off anytime. 

Seriously, though, we know you have plenty of options of where to spend your hard-earned money. The internet can be the wild, wild, west of too-good-to-be-true deals. If you choose to do business with us, we will go out of our way to make sure you are happy with the camera you select and the service we provide you.

We are passionate about testing and reviewing trail cameras, but most importantly, we are passionate about treating our customers the right way. We do things differently from what you have come to expect from other internet retailers and we hope you give us the opportunity to prove that to you.

 

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Trail Camera Accessories

Here are a few of the accessories we like to use with the Covert LoRa cameras. 

Energizer Ultimate Lithiums | 12 Pack | $23.95

Energizer Ultimate Lithiums | 12 Pack 

- There is no downside to using lithium batteries. Long battery life, extreme durability, and better night pictures. You will be happy you did.

6 Foot Python Cable Lock

- Use this with the security case, or just the camera itself. The Covert has brackets on the back specifically for this lock.

 

Extra SD Cards

sd cards

- SD cards store your pictures and videos for easy removal. We give you a free SD card with the Covert, but most people use two cards. If you have two cards, you can swap them out when you retrieve the pictures.

Manufacturer Specifications

Linked Cam LC32

    • Up to 1100 yards transmitting distance
    • 12AA Batteries
    • 1-10 turbo shot mode
    • Time/Date/Temp/Moon Phase Stamp
    • 1.5" Color Viewer
    • Pipe through security
    • Up to 32GB SD Card

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Most manufacturer warranties are only one year. In our opinion, that isn't good enough. Our customers get a two-year warranty, directly from us.

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If the trail camera you purchase from us goes defective within two years of your purchase, we will quickly replace it.

We strive to make the warranty process as quick and easy as possible. Simply fill out our warranty form.

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We believe you have the right to return any game camera that does not meet your expectations within 90 days.

Our return policy lets you field test products, at no risk to you!

  • Buyer's remorse?Return the camera to us for a full refund (minus shipping).
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