Covert Code Black 12.1 AT&T
Covert Code Black 12.1 AT&T
Covert Code Black 12.1 AT&T
Covert Code Black 12.1 AT&T

Covert Code Black 12.1 AT&T

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2017 Covert Code Black 12.1 Review Covert Code Black 12.1 review

Model #5311

Code Black 12.1 FAQ's

Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:

In Progress

Picture Quality:Testing in Progress

Mpxl Rating | Video ResolutionSee Breakdown ▼?

Battery Life:3 Months

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

Trigger Speed & Detection:Testing in Progress

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

Quality of Design:Testing in Progress

Dimensions | Battery Type | External Battery Jack See Breakdown ▼


  • 3-month battery life


  • n/a

Trailcampro Analysis

The 2017 Covert Code Black 12.1 is an AT&T cellular scouting camera that works on AT&T towers only. It can send pictures to any phone, regardless of what cellular carrier the phone uses, however, it will need 3 or more bars of AT&T reception for the camera to work.

Picture Quality:  Testing in Progress

Photo resolution: 12 mpxl (interpolated)

Flash Type:  No Glow IR

We are placing cameras in the field. We will post pictures and videos as they become available.

Battery Life: 70/100

Picture & Video Resting Power (on):   2.49 mW

Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption:   53.92 Ws |  53.34 Ws

The resting power is a tad high but the day and night picture consumption are efficient.

If this camera were to take 15-day and 15-night pictures every 24 hours, you can expect the Code Black 12.1 to last 3 months in the field on a set of 12 AA lithium batteries.

Detection Circuit:     Testing in Progress

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 1.01 s.  / 62.6 s.

Detection Range:  n/a

The trigger speed and recovery time haven't changed much. The recovery time can vary depending on your cellular reception, but 62 seconds is an average time. Trigger speed did not improve significantly from the past, 1.01 seconds is still a below average time.

Detection range is being tested.

Quality of Design:     Testing in Progress

Dimensions: 5.75" x 4.5" x 3"

Battery Type:  12 AA Batteries

External Battery Jack:  6-Volt

This category is under evaluation

Cellular Setup

  1. Go to
  2. Create an account or login to existing account
  3. Enter the ICCID number (on the sim card that came with your camera) and the IMEI number (on the inside of the camera)
  4. Access your new account at We'd also recommend downloading the Covert Wireless app on your smartphone
  5. Place lithium batteries, sd card, and sim card in the camera and turn to setup. Go to the "Net"  tab and change send mode to Instant. You can go through settings and change time/date and other basic functions.
  6. Go back to the main live preview screen (by hitting the "Menu" button the appropriate amount of times) and wait for the camera to access the network (it will show bars of reception at the top of the screen).
  7. To test the camera on the live preview screen, point the camera at something and hit the button that looks like a camera. This takes a photo. Hit the play button (bottom, left). It will show the picture that was just taken. Hit the menu button once and then select send. The camera will say "send successful" if the picture goes through. Check the app on your phone or the covert website to make sure the photo came through.
  8. If everything works properly, the camera just needs to be turned in to the on position when you are ready to use.

Review Conclusion:     Testing in Progress


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FAQ's: Trail Camera

Q: How do I view the pictures?

A: There are a number of ways to do this. Pictures/videos are stored on the SD card you place in the camera. With the data plan active, this camera will send the pictures to the Covert app on your phone. You can also view the photos on the internal picture viewer. Here are some other ways to view the pictures.

  • View pictures on your computer. Plug the SD card in a desktop computer or laptop via the built-in SD card reader or use a USB reader if your computer doesn't have one. This method works for most tablets as well. With this method, we recommend having two SD cards per camera so you can swap them in the field.
  • Trail Camera Viewers. While more expensive, handheld viewers are useful if you don't have a smartphone or run multiple trail cameras. 

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 (that is where the 940 comes from in the Dark Ops name). 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 an 8 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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Manufacturer Specifications 

  • AT&T Cellular Camera
  • 6-Volt External Battery Jack
  • 12 mpxl interpolated photos
  • Requires 12 AA Lithium batteries
  • No glow infrared flash
  • Accepts up to 32 gig SD card
  • 1-10 image burst
  • 2" color viewer
  • Time, temperature, date, moon phase on image stamp

trail camera warranty

    Buy your next trail camera or accessory from us and we will protect your purchase with our 90-day return policy and our exclusive 2-year warranty.

    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.

Trailcampro's 2-Year Warranty

    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.

Trailcampro's 90-Day Return Policy

     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).
  • Purchased the wrong camera? We will ship you the right camera.
  • Something wrong with the camera you received? We will replace it at no cost to you.

     Want to talk to a trail camera expert?  Contact our friendly staff.

     Read our Customer Testimonials to find out what our customers have been saying about us!

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    Covert Code Black 12.1 Accessories

    Here are a few of the accessories we like to use in the Trail Camera.

    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.



    Covert Code Black Security Case


    - Use this to protect your new camera from bears and thieves. It provides much needed peace of mind when leaving your camera out in nature.

    6 Foot Python Cable Lock


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


    Extra SD Cards

    Start at $5.95

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

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