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Sentry Mode catches door dinger and saves me $1000.

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Aieukl378, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. avesraggiana

    avesraggiana Member

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    What’s a “How’s u”?
     
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  2. EVnut

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    Ultimately, this needs to be better organized by the car's recording system.

    There are no alerts about recordings, I'm afraid. You have to just sort back through the hundreds of files and hope you can find what you want.

    Have you ever filled it? If so, what happens? I've yet to year for sure, though I've heard the implication that it cannot record any more once the card is full.
     
  3. whatthe2

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    Yes, I have filled it and recording shuts off.
     
  4. Toysla

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    #104 Toysla, Apr 22, 2019
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    Beautiful! Also, please follow-up with how your insurance handles your renewal- let us know if they kept your rates in line, of if they significantly upped your rates (even though you were not at fault (20 years ago, I had an incident where I was involved in a pedestrian injury incident and was determined to be 100% NOT at-fault by our local police department report, was sued anyway, told by my insurance company I wasn’t at-fault, and settled with plaintiff out-of-court anyway. My renewal rates still increased significantly the following year, even though I had a zero-at-fault record, and zero points).
     
  5. hill

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    night time & frames per second resolution ... the Achilles heel of car cameras.
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  6. EVnut

    EVnut EV #5

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    Thank you for the confirmation. So no matter how big the memory chip, at some point we have to remember to pluck it from the car, plug it into a computer and delete all the recorded files.
     
  7. AwlBidnz

    AwlBidnz Old Guy to be driven around for yrs to come

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    I wonder if she enjoyed the Bach response? I had thought if someone causes a car to start shouting at then that they might want to act responsible & leave a note to protect their dignity and ego ;0- I do get in trouble for thinking ;0-
     
  8. whatthe2

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    For now, yes. I expect Tesla will either delete old files, or give the user the option to delete. Hopefully sooner than later.
     
  9. Nocturnal

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    And you just know that this lady was super indignant about the whole thing.
     
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  10. RedOctober

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    I started parking far away from everyone after several dings to my cars. One person did it while I was walking away from my car. Once confronted the culprits said “what do you expect in a parking lot”. Things occurred that his insurance ended up paying for the repairs. Many have zero respect for other people or property.
     
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  11. RCMeltzer

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    happened to me while i was sitting in my car!
     
  12. Electric Chic

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    If you had parked nose first, would Sentry mode have captured the plate info do you think?
     
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  13. Silicon Desert

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    I guess my reply would be "I expect you to pay for your damage to my car through carelessness" :D
    Gee, I must be the most lucky car owner these days. Three years, 30,000 miles, 5 cross country trips and not a single ding by a rock or a careless person. Ok, now that I said that, I guess the car will be totaled on my way to Home Depot :rolleyes:
     
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  14. glgador007

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    Bravo! I’m glad the cops with the help of Sentry Mode caught the criminal. I had a visible small dent at the passenger side door because of someone like that stupid person. It happened before Sentry Mode. I hope Tesla will now include the backup camera in the Sentry Mode.
     
  15. ezevphl

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    This was an issue for me. Night time and bad lighting only got a few of the letters on the plate.
    Of course he wore his candidate pin on his shirt.. so that helped.
     
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  16. bedoig

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    I just came across this earlier today. Seems like it's early stages but could be useful.

    TeslaCam Viewer Windows Application
     
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  17. TNTWYNN M3

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    Bet she learned from that lesson 1..."you will pay if you trash other people's property :)!"
     
  18. Vapourick

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    Are you sure the files you don't archive aren't deleted automatically?


    According to the manual, it says only the archived recordings aren't overwritten.

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  19. Vapourick

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    from the model 3 owner's manual, page 63 says "Note: Dashcam only works when Model 3 is powered on (see Starting and Powering Off on page 44). Dashcam does not record video when your vehicle is powered off."

    If that's the case, then how would the dashcam recorded the vehicle driving into that spot?

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  20. SDKoala

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    My wish is for incidents like this to get more mainstream exposure because it protects all of us. Even if you forget to turn on Sentry Mode, maybe the random person who parks next to you will realize it's a Tesla and that there's a good chance they are being recorded. There will always be jerks, but perhaps one day be this will be enough of a deterrent to keep more people on better behavior.
     
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