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Enabling sentry when dog mode is active?

IraSch

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Aug 7, 2020
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When dog mode is active, apparently sentry mode is turned off. I know I can manually re-enable tilt/intrusion after setting dog mode, but that can lead to false alarms due to movement in the cabin.

Under normal (non-dog) conditions, sentry mode is active and if someone brushes by the car or tries a door handle, sentry makes a recording (which is fine).

Is there any way to re-enable sentry mode? After all, if you're leaving your dog in the car that's when you'd want sentry mode the most.
 
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DblOSmith

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Jun 29, 2021
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When dog mode is active, apparently sentry mode is turned off. I know I can manually re-enable tilt/intrusion after setting dog mode, but that can lead to false alarms due to movement in the cabin.

Under normal (non-dog) conditions, sentry mode is active and if someone brushes by the car or tries a door handle, sentry makes a recording (which is fine).

Is there any way to re-enable sentry mode? After all, if you're leaving your dog in the car that's when you'd want sentry mode the most.
Same question. I have a small dog I leave in the car sometimes. I'd rather have all the cams running, draining battery than not having anything.

@IraSch how do you re-enable it after setting dog mode? If I have dog mode active, my sentry mode is completely grayed out.
 
Mar 23, 2020
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My understanding is that Tesla does this to prevent the dog from triggered warnings/alarms that are enabled by Sentry mode, but I agree it's silly. I'd be fine with functionality limited only to outdoor cameras.
 
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jjgg

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May 21, 2021
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As a workaround, I don't use dog mode. I select "on" instead of "dog" for climate control. This will allow Sentry on. The only missing part is the cute screen message.
 

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