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MCU1 - what does Sentry actually do?

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by thegruf, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. thegruf

    thegruf Active Member

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    Does naff all at night even if you walk around the car.
    During the day it will occasionally if prompted hard enough wink the DRLs and show the HAL screen.
    It doesnt send notifications to the mobile app, andI know we dont get to record video on usb with mcu1,
    so am I missing some killer feature here, or other than that it does precisely nothing?
     
  2. NorfolkMustard

    NorfolkMustard Active Member

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    No, you’re not missing a killer feature. AFAIK, On MCU1 it’s just for show/deterrent.
     
  3. thegruf

    thegruf Active Member

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    should qualify this a bit further by stating MCU1/AP2.0

    as deterrents go though it is more likely to gain attention than dter isn't it - with kids trying to get the HAL "eye" on the screen,
    and if it doesnt send a notification to the mobile app - what is the point of it?
     
  4. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Moderator UK and Ireland

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    Fully functional sentry doesn't send notification either. Probably a good job considering the number of sentry events (we play 'guess the number of sentry events' when we return to the car). You do get alarm notifications though (sometimes), but they are triggered different mechanism, such as tilt.
     
  5. markharro

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    Is this correct. We have just bought a 2017 MS with AP2 and the App shows you can set sentry mode. The car manual appears to contemplate cars only set up with AP2.5 hardware so where do I find guidance on what sentry mode actually does on my car?
     
  6. Pagemakers

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    I just told my 2.0 S.

    You cannot record to USB. The other features work. Eg loud music and notifications when triggered.

    There was a rumour that the data is sent to Tesla and you could request it if needed. Not sure I’d be relying on that though.
     

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