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Sentry alarm in dog mode

itscindy

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Mar 14, 2021
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Vancouver BC
I leave my dog in the car while I do sales calls of 15-45 min duration. Today I got an alert that my alarm was triggered, I ran out to my car to find the alarm blaring and my poor dog frantic. What would make the alarm go off in dog mode and how can I keep this from happening again? I’ve had my Model 3 only 1 month, still learning..
 

EVRider-FL

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Aug 18, 2015
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South Florida
Dog Mode doesn’t disable the standard alarm or Sentry Mode. It does disable the optional Tilt/Intrusion alarm, but you can override that. Activity inside the car shouldn’t trigger either Sentry Mode or the standard alarm, which is why they don’t get automatically disabled. You can always disable them manually when using Dog Mode. There’s currently no setting to do this automatically.
 

ryanfaricy

New Member
Nov 16, 2020
3
2
Gulfport FL
Dog Mode doesn’t disable the standard alarm or Sentry Mode. It does disable the optional Tilt/Intrusion alarm, but you can override that. Activity inside the car shouldn’t trigger either Sentry Mode or the standard alarm, which is why they don’t get automatically disabled. You can always disable them manually when using Dog Mode. There’s currently no setting to do this automatically.

Dog mode *does* indeed disable sentry mode. The modal even says this explicitly.
 

ryanfaricy

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Nov 16, 2020
3
2
Gulfport FL
Where in the manual does it say that?
It's on the *modal* that appears when enabling dog mode. It's also on the Tesla support site:

"Note: Dog Mode and Sentry Mode cannot be active at the same time."

 
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EVRider-FL

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Aug 18, 2015
481
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South Florida
Thanks for the info. I‘m surprised the manual doesn’t say anything about Dog Mode and Sentry Mode not working together, because it does say that Camp Mode and Sentry Mode can’t be used together. I’m looking at the newest Model 3 manual that was just published. I don’t use Dog Mode, so I was going by what it says in the manual.
 

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