HD Covert Network Camera



The HD Covert Network Camera (DCS-1201) provides an excellent way to discreetly keep watch
over an area without sacrificing quality or functionality. Place it anywhere you need to monitor; it’s
diminutive size lets you place it in a far corner of the room or use in a discreet pinhole installation.
With motion detection, external device connectivity, advanced event management and more, the
HD Covert Network Camera gives you reliable surveillance in a tiny package.

High Definition Surveillance, Anywhere

The HD Covert Network Camera uses a two-piece design that allows you to place the camera
away from its control box. The included 50-foot cable lets you install the camera in any corner
of the room, even without a power outlet nearby. The camera unit itself is minuscule and comes
with three different mounting brackets for surface mount, angled mount, or discreet pinhole
installation. Though small in size, the camera is big on quality and uses a 720p HD sensor to
provide sharp, high-resolution snapshots and videos with rich detail. Get a closer look with ePTZ,
which lets you zoom in and pan across your camera’s video so you can survey a large area easily.

High Speed Access to Multiple Video Streams

The DCS-1201 supports simultaneous streaming of H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG video to provide
both high-quality and bandwidth-efficient compression formats. Additionally, the DCS-1201
supports multicast H.264 and MPEG-4 streaming, allowing users to view the camera feed by
subscribing to a multicast IP address on the network. You can also save snapshots and video to
an inserted microSD card up to 128 GB1, ensuring that you can continue to record footage even
if your network is disrupted or you can easily add a mydlink Camera Recorder (DNR-202L) to locally
record up to 4 D-Link Wi-Fi Cameras for a scalable alternative for recording and storing video.2

D-ViewCam™ for Management

The DCS-1201 is a self-sufficient surveillance solution, capable of recording snapshots and video
to a microSD card without requiring a PC or network storage device. If you want to expand your
surveillance options, D-ViewCam management software is also included, giving you the ability
to manage up to 32 cameras with a robust set of features, including multi-camera views and
automated e-mail alerts to keep you informed of suspicious or unusual activities.

Camera Hardware Profile
  • 1/3" 1 Megapixel progressive CMOS sensor
  • Lens Focal length: 2.8 mm
  • Lens Aperture: F2.0
  • Field of view:
    • 84° Horizontal
    • 44° Vertical
    • 100° Diagonal
  • Minimum object distance: 20"
  • Minimum illumination: 0.2 lux
Image Features
  • Configurable image size, quality, frame rate, and bit rate
  • Time stamp and text overlays
  • Configurable motion detection windows
  • Configurable exposure time, brightness, saturation, contrast and sharpness
  • Configurable privacy mask zones
  • Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
  • 3D filtering
Video Compression
  • Simultaneous H.264/MPEG-4/MJPEG multi-format compression
  • H.264.MPEG-4 multicast streaming
  • JPEG for still images
Video Resolution
  • 16:9 - 1280 x 720, 800 x 450, 640 x 360 at up to 30 fps
  • 4:3 - 1024 x 768, 800 x 600, 640 x 480 at up to 30 fps
Audio Support
  • G.711
External Device Interfaces
  • 10/100 BASE-TX Ethernet port with PoE (Class 2)
  • microSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • 1 DI/ 1 DO
  • DC 12 V, 100 mA output
  • Camera port
  • Audio input/output
  • Power terminal (8~28 V DC)
  • Reset button
Network Protocols
  • IPv6, IPv4, TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP
  • DHCP client
  • NTP client (D-Link)
  • DNS client
  • DDNS client (D-Link)
  • SMTP client
  • FTP client
  • Samba client
  • PPPoE
  • UPnP port forwarding
  • IP filtering
  • QoS / CoS
  • Multicast
  • ONVIF compliant
  • Bonjour
  • SNMP
  • Administrator and user group protection
  • Password authentication
  • HTTP and RTSP authentication
System Requirements for Web Interface
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10/8/7 or Mac with OS X 10.7 or higher
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 12 or Safari 6 or higher
D-ViewCam™ Video Management Software System Requirements
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10/8/7
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 8 or higher
  • Protocol: Standard TCP/IP
Event Management
  • Motion detection
  • Event notification and uploading of snapshots/video clips via email or FTP
  • Supports multiple SMTP and FTP servers
  • Multiple event notification
  • Multiple recording methods for easy backup
Remote Management
  • Take snapshots/video clips and save to local hard drive
  • Configuration interface accessible via web browser
D-ViewCam™ Software Functions
  • Remote management/control of up to 32 cameras
  • Viewing of up to 32 cameras on one screen
  • Supports all management functions provided in web interface
  • Scheduled motion triggered, or manual recording options
  • 12V DC 1.5 A, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
  • 5.3 W
  • Operating: 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
  • Storage: -4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C)
  • Operating: 20% to 80% non-condensing
  • Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Camera with 50 foot cable: 12.2 ounces
  • Control box only: 6.5 ounces
  • CE
  • CE LVD
  • FCC
  • C-Tick
Dimensions (L x W x H)
  • Control Box: 3.70 x 3.08 x 1.46 inches
  • Camera: 0.98 x 0.84 x 1.41 inches
  • 5 Year
Part Number & Description
  • DCS-1201: HD Covert Network Camera

Though small in size, the HD Covert Network Camera provides an excellent way to discreetly keep watch over an area without sacrificing quality or functionality. With motion detection, external device connectivity, advanced event management and more, the HD Covert Network Camera gives you reliable surveillance in a tiny package.

  • Compact Form Factor: Perfect for discreet pinhole installations
  • Two-Piece Design: Lets you place the camera where you need it most
  • Record Video: microSD/SDHC card slot
  • Events: Trigger recording and email alerts
  • PoE Powered: Supports PoE for power and data through a single cable

How to get the

Contact Details

D-Link US
17595 Mt Herrmann St
Fountain Valley
CA 92708

General Inquiries:


Technical Support: