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  1. J

    Sentry mode sensitivity

    I have a question about sentry mode. We have two cars, a 22 MYP and a 23 MXLR, the Y sentry mode works okay. I think the MX after the last update sentry mode has stopped working (1/7/24). The car sentry mode is set to turn on sentry mode and the app says it is on, but it is not working. I have...
  2. Jomak

    How to view live cameras from app?

    I searched and don't see anything for the US. I have a 2019 Raven with premium connectivity (no pedestrian speaker). When go to the app: security&drivers under Sentry I see "Activate surveillance" It is activated, I can view the footage from the 17" screen inside the MX. What do I need to...
  3. M

    Phone Key Disconnected - Sentry Mode off?

    Hey guys, new owner to Tesla. I tried searching online for this but I don't see an exact match to my question. My wife and I have phone keys setup with our 2023 Model Y LR. When she has the car, obviously my phone key is disconnected. But sentry mode is also disconnected (I have the option to...
  4. L

    Sentry Modder - new app

    Hi all, I'm glad to introduce you to a new mobile app, called Sentry Modder (I'm the developer). https://sentry-modder.com The app will give you real-time Sentry events notifications to your phone! Even more, you can choose what happens when an event is detected - Fart, Honk or both! You...
  5. tfraley

    Unfortunate Encounter: License Plate Theft and Car Damage – Seeking Advice and Sentry Mode Mystery

    Hey everyone, I had a rather unfortunate encounter today that I wanted to share with you all. As I was sitting in my car, a homeless woman who seemed to be in a tough spot walked by and unexpectedly ripped off my rear license plate. It was quite a shock, and my father-in-law managed to retrieve...
  6. J

    Sentry Mode on during driving

    I have a Model Y for about a month. Today I ran into a strange issue during the drive. First the car refused to engage auto pilot even on a well marked road. At an intersection when stopped on a red light, I set the car to park hoping to reset itself. But instead, the whole screen suddenly...
  7. P

    Missing Sentry Footage?

    I’m fairly new to Tesla, I’ve only had my M3P for around 2 months now. Recently I had something stolen near my car while parked. Thankfully when reviewing my clips I was able to scroll through the past hour and find the little red dot that tells me exactly when sentry started recording. Now when...
  8. Sonny-Jim

    Sentry Mode, Night Time ONLY Mode

    Hi Everyone, I don't normally use Sentry mode due to the amount of battery it consumes and not having the ability to charge at home. However due to a number of car break-in's on my street in the last few months i decided to turn it on as a precaution, but with the "Camera Based Detection"...
  9. B

    Upload Sentry Mode videos for facial recognition - Google Photos? Apple? Microsoft? 3rd Party?

    I came across some funny clips of kids playing around the car while it's parked, and wanted to explore more of these videos from the saved Sentry Mode footage. I'd like to use facial recognition -- but as far as I know Apple's iCloud Photo Library doesn't recognize faces in videos yet. Google...
  10. P

    Sentry mode not turning on when leaving the house for short drives

    Is there a minimum drive time/distance for sentry mode to re-enable when leaving home? Several times I’ve noticed when my wife drives to a store close by it does not turn on. It’s maybe a 3-5 min drive and it’s less than a mile away. Probably less than half a mile honestly. I’ve only ever...
  11. R

    Dashcam - manual mode - no record button on screen with sentry mode disabled

    Hello, Newb question here... In my 2023 Model 3, with sw version 2022.44.100, I'd like to keep Sentry mode disabled but have the ability to save/record dash cam footage on-demand (via manual mode/option), does anyone know if this is possible? It doesn't seem the case. With Sentry mode...
  12. A

    Sentry Mode too sensitive?

    Is Sentry Mode too sensitive? I’m on 2022.36.20, but this is a long-standing problem. Most of the time, in daylight or busy areas at night, the system is fine. But at night in my driveway, when it’s dark, I get 20- 50 sentry recordings that show nothing happening. I have no idea what triggers...
  13. P

    Model Y actual energy consumption

    I bought a new Model Y and have been driving it for a few weeks. According to the car, I've consumed about 185 Wh/km over the entire time. However, if I go with the Tesla App's charging stats, it actually works out to 279 Wh/km. If I consider energy as charged rather than as delivered, it's 317...
  14. T

    Need help identify accused from Sentry Mode hit and run video.

    In Jun 2022, my car was hit by a rolling unattended shopping cart (due to negligence of another shopper during loading/unloading of the cart) at Whole Foods Bee Cave. That person never left a note. While the damage was claimed and repaired through my insurance, Insurance is not going to follow...
  15. Shane1905

    Sentry Mode, how far back do the recordings go?

    Hi, I’m after advice with the standard USB stick for sentry mode. I’m away on holiday at the moment, I have an incident saved on sentry mode from today but it wasn’t triggered as an event. So I can only retrieve the footage on a computer, not the in car display as far as I’m aware. How long...
  16. C

    Sentry mode notification but no video

    Hey all! Just got my MYLR a couple of weeks ago. When i first got my car, it saved a long video of just me driving. Turned on sentry mode, gets notifications when I get back in my car but there is no video at all. I am using the tesla thumb drive. I deleted that long video it initially...
  17. grayguy

    How to access Sentry recordings on MS with HW 2.0 and MCU 1?

    I have a 2017 MS with HW 2.0 and MCU 1 with eMMC replacement. I have the most recent version of the car software and the Android app. I see the Sentry mode on in the car and have it tuned on in the app. I have a Samsung T7 1GB formatted in ExFAT with a single folder created named, "TeslaCam"...
  18. RHinCT

    Sentry Mode Overloaded?

    I'm visiting family and parking in their garage to charge. The first night the car accumulated over 300 Sentry Mode reports in the closed garage with nobody around. I was offered the choice of erasing them all, and did. Last night it accumulated over 200, but the button on the screen to...
  19. M

    Moved and now Sentry Mode won't turn off at home

    I recently moved and sentry mode keeps activating when parked at home for my 2018 Model 3. I have it set to not turn on at home and also changed the home address on the screen itself as well in the account settings of the app for myself and my wife (following the solutions on this thread). Only...
  20. N

    Help with Hit and Run - Sentry Mode Questions

    I caught some helpful footage of a hit and run to my parked Model 3. Unfortunately, the vehicle had no front plate and the rear plate (possibly a temp tag) was not clearly visible from the front camera as it pulled away. Any suggestions or is there anyone with the ability to enhance the video...
  21. M

    Cruise control unavailable sentry on

    I have software version 2022.4.5.1. If I had sentry mode on, the cruise control would not be available. To fix this, I had to turn off sentry mode and unplug the USB stick. Then I had to press both scrolling wheels and step on the brake until the Tesla T symbol shows up. After this, I had to...
  22. W

    Viewing Sentry Videos in Car issues

    Has anyone had issues with viewing sentry mode videos when they get back in their car and you try to skip to the red dot and it becomes really unstable? When I click the dot the video jumps back and forth and I have to rewind it 30 seconds before the dot and wait till the event time. Sometimes...
  23. R

    Cannot find USB port in 2022 Tesla Model 3 delivered in December 2021

    Hello there, I formatted a USB stick on with a third party app on my Windows 10 computer. Today I went to plug it in to my 22 Model 3 I picked up on December 22, 2021. I spent about 20 minutes poking around in the compartments in the front console while looking at the users manual. (Searched...
  24. D

    Sentry mode while at home

    Hello, I’ve had a Model Y for a little bit now, but I’ve been experiencing issues with Sentry Mode. My car is set to charge every night to 80% max. Sentry mode is on during that time. I have the “exclude home” option turned on, and have confirmed that my location is accurate. However, since...
  25. gaspi101

    Official Tesla USB Needed for Sentry Mode

    I've been using a Samsung USB drive for some time now on both my P3D+ and X. Amazon.com t/B0874YS2N7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie Over the past year, however, the X's dash screen and GPS would often not turn on at all, or crash mid-drive--It's been a pain in the tuckus. Tesla kept...
  26. C

    Sentry Mode Triggering every minutes

    Hey guys, my 2021 MYP is acting up as Sentry Mode keeps triggering every minute after my latest update v10.2 (2021.36.5.5). Every recording is about a minute long also and then it will just trigger again thus recording for another minute. This has never happened before and just started happening...
  27. tommybahamaX

    Sentry issue after latest update!

    I recently installed the .32 update this past weekend, ever since I did that sentry mode is not letting me tap on the events that show up on the screen, also the dash cam does not appear on the screen with the red light anymore even though it is turned on, something is jacked up with sentry mode...
  28. P

    Sentry Mode viewing program

    Hi all, This is my first post on the forum. So we currently own a M3 from 2020 and noticed an unusual mark on the rear bumper. We have a lot of sentry mode footage to go through so iIopted to take the USB out and plug it into my PC. Does anyone have a recommendation for programs to use to view...
  29. L

    Extra dashcam for parking mode, long battery (third party?)

    Could anyone recommend a third party dashcam with parking mode and a long duration battery? (Or battery pack.) i.e. a way to record incidents during many days parked. I park in a shared garage with tight spots and the risk of someone dinging my car is high. We're all happily wealthy here but...
  30. I

    Cabin camera wiring diagram?

    I'm interested in tapping into the video feed provided by the factory installed cabin camera that is in the rear view mirror. Has anyone heard or found the wiring diagram that may explain the source and destination of the camera feed? I presume the video feed is raw video from the camera lens...
  31. M

    How do I view Sentry Mode/Dash Cam video

    How do I play back Sentry Mode and Dash Cam video recorded on a USB drive by my 2017 Tesla Model S. I prefer a wireless solution that does not require removal of the thumb drive from the USB port. Step-by-step directions would be most helpful. Thank You.
  32. J

    Hit and Run, video help

    Someone hit our car in the MGM Las Vegas parking garage while we were on a road trip. We filed a report with the MGM security hoping they can get a second view of the plate from their cameras. Haven't heard anything from them yet. Were having a hard time viewing the license plate as she...
  33. ScoobyDoo82

    Sentry mode wishes

    Hello all! I’m sure that this topic has been beat to death already but I haven’t seen any posts about it in at least a year so I’d like to hear the current opinion... Sentry mode (as well as dashcam) is one of the coolest features of our cars but it is wildly not used to its full potential. I...
  34. E

    My Model 3 Has Been Keyed 4x in 6 Months - Help

    I'm not sure what to do at this point. It is obvious I am being targeted, as this is happening in my driveway where I live. I do have a prime suspect but sentry mode is not recording these incidents! This week's vandalism was the worst yet - 8 panels (from the hood down the side to the trunk and...
  35. T

    Best way to send a dashcam video?

    While watching "Wham Bam Teslacam" on YouTube, I notice that they often speak about "giving the Teslacam footage to...." law enforcement, the other drivers, etc. But the way it is said, it sounds like they do so immediately. I realize one could show the video footage on the screen instantly...
  36. F

    Sentry mode false alarms from earthquakes.

    I want to use Sentry mode at home. I’d rather just use the recording feature of sentry mode and disable the blaring alarm if I could, but it doesn’t seem like that’s possible. So my questions are as follows. Now, in 2021, does sentry alarm still play the loud classical music when it’s...
  37. kishkaru

    Sentry Mode battery usage 7% per day

    My Sentry Mode uses roughly 7% per day of battery, does this seem right? I live in an apartment complex, so no home charging, but I want to keep my Sentry Mode always on in case anyone does anything funny near my vehicle. I go to the supercharger once I hit around 20% (since that's when Sentry...
  38. J

    Video recording of Rear end collision - Why not?

    In November I was the vicim of a hit and run rear end collision causing significant damage to my 2019 Model 3. The driver sped off turning right before I could identify him through a license number, etc. It was a block from my house and I was able to creep home. I was completely covered...
  39. A

    Sentry Mode Caught Guy Breaking into My Model 3. What Did He Take?

    As you guys may have already seen in the Model 3 forum, some guy broke into my model 3 this past weekend. He broke the passenger front glass but did not open the door - so the alarm did not go off. See the video: I got better views of him from the side camera. See attached pics. He took some...
  40. A

    Sentry Mode Dashcam Keep Disappearing

    I have the RAVPower Portable External SSD Pro 1. 512GB Hard Drive with 540MB/S Data Transfer 2. USB 3.1 Gen 2 Interface Here is my entire process 1. Plug the SSD 2. Format the drive 3. It show the Dashcam 4. After a while Dashcam disappear 5. Unplug and plug back 6. Dashcam setting ask to...
  41. M

    Model 3 SR+ - Sentry mode issue since upgrade to 2020.40.8

    hi all, apologies if there's already a thread... anyone have this issue, sentry mode indicates there's been an event I can no longer push on the (i) to see my video... Where else can you see the video outside of pushing that notification on the screen? Maybe they moved that ability & i've...
  42. R

    Sentry and Overwrite on USB Stick

    Not too long ago, an update rolled out that said the car would now overwrite older sentry clips if the memory stick (or drive) filled up. As of a few weeks ago (2 or 3 updates ago), this seems like it stopped working. I have 2 Cruzer 32GB USB 2 memory sticks. Over the last few weeks, each of...
  43. doats1

    Sentry mode flash

    Hi guys, So every time I park in a darkened area and have sentry mode active, I notice that if people (and sometimes cars), are close enough to the car, the headlights/driving lights flash briefly. It’s very brief and to be honest everyone has just walked on a bit confused. But with enough...
  44. D

    Issues with T5 Samsung portable SSD device

    I have been trying unsuccessfully, to format, create TeslaCam folder and test recording/playback. I've tried a couple different ways to format to FAT32. It will appear to be successful, I'll check properties in Windows File Explorer and it will appear to be successful. Then I create the TeslaCam...
  45. MichaelP90DL

    Security Video Sign

    I know not all eight cameras operate for security purposes when parked, but the bad guys probably don't. Anyhow, I just ordered this 7x10-inch plastic sign from SmartSign.com, total about $18 including shipping. When I'm parked overnight at some hotel, I'll put it under the windshield. An...
  46. Petrolpants

    Model Y Teslacam and Sentry Mode Videos

    I thought we could have a thread to share Model Y Teslacam and Sentry Mode Videos, as we have in the Model 3 section. First out, Woman knifes a brand new Model Y What have you seen? Video, or it didnt happen
  47. A

    Clearing/deleting Sentry mode videos in bulk?

    I probably have accumulated 1000 sentry mode "events" and would like to clear them in bulk rather than spend 5 hrs deleting each one. Any way to "bulk" delete them to free up storage WITHOUT taking the drive out and to a home computer? Thanks.
  48. E

    How sensitive is Sentry Mode? Hit&Run not recorded

    Hi guys, Someone crashed into our TM3 2020 from the back a couple of days ago, and Sentry did not capture it. The USB stick had plenty of space, everything was working, it recorded a lot of other stuff, but not the hit&run. The damage is minor (scratches on the paint), however, still expensive...
  49. B

    Model 3 not recognizing cars or stoplights. FDS mode & auto pilot not working

    In early July my 2020 model 3 stopped recognizing other vehicles and traffic signals. As a result, FSD mode and cruise control have also stopped working. Sentry mode was disabled as well. I contacted Tesla for service and after some back and forth they said that the car should fix itself. It did...
  50. Corbets

    FSD 3.0 upgrade resulting in (significantly) more sentry mode detections?

    Hi all I’m curious as to whether anyone else has noticed this. I got my FSD 3.0 upgrade a month ago here in Denmark, and since then, the number of sentry mode detected events has gone up... by almost 2 orders of magnitude. Where I might typically have had 0 or 1 detected events, I now have 70...