TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Sentry Mode catches door dinger and saves me $1000.

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

  1. ezevphl

    ezevphl Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2017
    Messages:
    305
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Agreed. In my case I had to explain the whole system to 1 cop.. 4 insurance companies and then a ton of individuals and some media outlets. Maybe if people pay more attention, they won't just hit Teslas .. or other cars. If they do, at least they'll leave a note.
     
    • Like x 2
  2. BayAreaBob

    BayAreaBob Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Can you pls elaborate on how that would be done with the app?
    Thanks!
     
  3. BayAreaBob

    BayAreaBob Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    I ( and probably a number of us) agree with you!
    Pls elaborate on what happened to you and why 4 insurance companies were involved.
    I would have thought the media would be more interested with increased coverage.
    Appreciate your comments.
     
  4. BayAreaBob

    BayAreaBob Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Any idea why the back camera doesn't record?
    I'm not seeing the logic around that.
    Thanks
     
  5. BayAreaBob

    BayAreaBob Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    You've done a great service to us all - thank you!
    What city/ state did this take place?
    How cooperative were the local PD or state PD?

    Your comment was spot on: Finding the right one was like winning the lottery!
    A lot of us are cheering for you.

    As a number of folks have suggested, getting media exposure on how Teslas are protected helps all of us.
    Has anyone approached Tesla on stepping up the PR around this?
    There are times they could use some good PR.
     
  6. whatthe2

    whatthe2 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,112
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Not sure. I thought I read it was a technical limitation, but I could be remembering incorrectly. It could also be that they wanted to get Sentry Mode out and with limited functionality and they will add it later. I hope I remembered wrong and it’s the latter.
     
  7. Kuro68k

    Kuro68k Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,011
    Location:
    Roaming
    And also why they don't use the wide angle front camera, only the narrow one.
     
  8. whatthe2

    whatthe2 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,112
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    I think that is specific to DaschCam, not Sentry Mode. My experience was that when I filled the drive, Sentry stopped working.
     
  9. whatthe2

    whatthe2 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,112
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    DashCam is different than Sentry Mode. When Sentry Mode is on and an event triggers, it records the event and the previous 10 min or so to a folder. So Sentry Mode is recording when the car isn’t on.
     
    • Like x 1
  10. whatthe2

    whatthe2 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,112
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    31D01EF4-238F-46A5-B863-22FDD568480F.png
    Here you go.
     
  11. AOK1

    AOK1 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2019
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Wilmington DE
    You should back in anyway because it is safer to back in than to back out (because you cannot see what you are backing out into).
     
    • Like x 2
  12. Jae001

    Jae001 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2019
    Messages:
    103
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I didn't even know that was illegal??? You know how many door dings I have gotten on all my cars through the years. I wish I had this tech a long time ago. I hate door dings!!
     
  13. Amp Dup

    Amp Dup Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2016
    Messages:
    102
    Location:
    Orange County, California
    Is sentry mode only on Model 3? I want some!
     
  14. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Concerned citizen

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2016
    Messages:
    2,303
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    The only time I was hit by a door I was there to see it. I had backed into the goodwill and was donating some stuff when a nice BMW pulled in next to me with about a foot of space. He opened his door into my car, and was like oh I just hit your car, can you check and make sure I didn't do any damage. I kind tripped out and was like why did you park so damn close to me. There was no damage and he probably barely tapped me. He moved his car to the other side of the parking lot, and I was left feeling bad for being such a dick. I wish I had apologized.
     
    • Like x 1
  15. Vapourick

    Vapourick Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2018
    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    ok mine just stopped working today and I have been turning on sentry mode a lot. I've noticed the creation date-time stamp and the modified date-time stamp on the recordings never match that actual time in my timezone. I deleted everything and then did a fresh download from my M3. look the creation and modification date-time stamp are 7 hours in the future. They must be using the UTC timezone.

    Can anyone explain Tesla's file naming system? YYYY-MM-DD_ make sense but what about the "_20-23-" part? Is that just a unique file naming convention?

    2019-04-22_20-38-06.jpg
     
  16. Kuro68k

    Kuro68k Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,011
    Location:
    Roaming
    "Disable on approach" seems like a bad idea. Say you park outside a supermarket, one of the worst places for getting the doors smashed, then you will often be within 200m of the car even inside the shop.
     
  17. whatthe2

    whatthe2 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,112
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Yes, it’s UTC.

    The other part you asked about is hour and minute, military time I believe.
     
  18. Aieukl378

    Aieukl378 Closed

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2016
    Messages:
    668
    Location:
    nowhere
    For real. Also, I had washed/waxed that morning so this person parks next to the shiniest car in the worst parking spot.
    No. I think only a very hard hit(like smashing a window) activates the alarm and notification at this point.
     
  19. Aieukl378

    Aieukl378 Closed

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2016
    Messages:
    668
    Location:
    nowhere
    Yes.
     
  20. Aieukl378

    Aieukl378 Closed

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2016
    Messages:
    668
    Location:
    nowhere
    I'm not sure...maybe it's state by state? In any case the other driver's insurance is covering it so all good:).
     
    • Informative x 3

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC