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How often do you view your sentry events?

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by CyberTruckNuts, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. CyberTruckNuts

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    I am curious how others are using their sentry data. Do you only view data if there is an incident? Are others checking events daily? Somewhere in the middle?

    Personally, I haven't really viewed much data other than testing it to make sure it works. I would say I am primaryily using it as insurance in the event some major damage was done to my vehicle.
     
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  2. C141medic

    C141medic Active Member

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    Same. Hope the interface will be improved similar to what can be done with the BlackVue dashcam interface.
     
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  3. S4WRXTTCS

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    Every 2-3 months I'll check the drive to make sure things are recording properly.

    But, other than that hardly ever.

    Most of the time I just forget to. Like today I stopped at a stop sign controlled intersection with lots of cars. I thought I correctly remembered the sequence of who got there first, but then some dude started going well after I had already started. There was no accident or anything, but it startled me a bit. One of us obviously jumped the gun.

    So I pushed save a little after to make sure the save the footage to review later. Maybe I I screwed up, and didn't realize he was there since I was hurrying up since the car next to me was going and that would block the side I couldn't see (the car next to be blocked it).

    In a way this whole dash cam is a curse for those of us that double guess ourselves. Thankfully I tend to forget about things a few hours later. So I'll probably just forget to review it.
     
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  4. aspec818

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    Used to review them weekly when I first got the car. Now hardly ever unless I’m bored and feel like cleaning the drive.
     
  5. Chewy3

    Chewy3 If MacGvyer had a beard

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    • If I see (or suspect) damage
    • If I think sentry caught something interesting or amusing on cam
    • I'm bored waiting in my car
     
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  6. Sir Sceptalot

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    Well don't keep us in suspense man, was it him or you?

    On topic: I don't review the sentry footage, and won't unless there's damage.
    I've watched one clip of dashcam footage after I passed a car on fire. (yes, obviously it was a petrol/diesel car)
     
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  7. mike123abc

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    99% of them are me walking up to the car to get back in...

    At first I would review them often, but since they were all me, I have not bothered in a while.
     
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    ConcordeSST Supporting Member

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    I have a recurring calendar reminder to review them once a month. Occasionally I catch a mild bump or people checking out the car, but about 50% of the events are just me walking up to the car.
     
  10. Rothgarr

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    Same here. But I'll also check every 2 - 4 weeks just so I can clear it off to prevent it from filling up.
     
  11. SigNC

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    Almost never. I'm holding out hope they finally allow these to be reviewed in the car.
     
  12. Need

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    When it first started, I review every clips as soon as I got back to the car. I have the TeslaCam / Sentry Reviewer app and an OTG adapter for my Pixel 3 phone. Also it was before they updated to remove old Sentry clips. Because I only got a 16gb USB, I had to periodically remove folders so it would not get full. Now I don't anymore unless something happened to my car (which it hasn't yet).
     
  13. CharleyBC

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    Close to never (not counting when it was brand new and I wanted to check it out). If I return to the car and it tells me 5 events, and I see some damage, then I’ll dig. Otherwise, I have better things to do.
     
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  14. BEPA400

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    I’ve used it (Quick 10x speed review of recent clips folder) a few times when wanting to see when the meter maid comes by, to know how much time I actually have left when there is a parking time limit.. lol.. it has probably saved me a couple tickets!

    other than that I’m like above post where I checked it a lot for first month to see when it works and when it fails, then after that almost not at all.
     
  15. puckpurnell

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    On occasion but not often. Clean the drive every few weeks but not on a schedule. If there is a notice, I’ll walk around the car and look for obvious damage. Otherwise, me ne worry pas.
     
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  16. aspec818

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    Interesting topic though because although I rarely check footage now, in the past I’ve recorded 3 instances where someone looked into my car to potentially break in. One parked next to me suspiciously and just hung out around my car while looking in. I had my seat folded down all 3 times and they eventually went on their way. It’s interesting seeing these footages and the areas where your window could’ve been portentously smashed.
     
  17. focher

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    I use a Raspberry Pi for TeslaCam, so it uploads all footage to a storage server when I get home (and clears off the Pi storage). Every once in awhile I'll go do a quick run through of the videos before permanently deleting them. Easy to do while sitting at a computer with a drink in hand.
     
  18. swaltner

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    Back when I had a working Raspberry Pi solution, I would scan the clips on my home NAS every few weeks. With the recent Tesla firmware being much pickier about the storage, I gave up on that, and will only bother reviewing the clips if I notice damage.

    Yes, I know there has been some talk of how to fix the Raspberry Pi solution, but I deal with IT stuff all day long at work and don't want to bother with it when I get home, so it's just sitting there waiting for a new software release, when I'll try it again. No biggie really.
     
  19. SergeyUser

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    If I see a Sentry Mode notice, I go around the car to check for possible damage.
     

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