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Sentry mode


Active Member
Mar 21, 2016
Durham, NC
I believe it is always watching. But it will only save clips where something "interesting" happens. This is necessary because let's say an event suddenly happens that triggers a Sentry Event, but you (or law enforcement) may need to see what happened in the moments leading up to the event (maybe you get a good view of the person's face as they approached the car). If the recording only started as the event was triggered, that would probably be too late.
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Not Just a Member
May 5, 2020
Austin, TX
"If a car switches to “Alarm” state, owners will also receive an alert from their Tesla mobile app notifying them that an incident has occurred. They’ll be able to download a video recording of an incident (which begins 10 minutes prior to the time a threat was detected) by inserting a formatted USB drive into their car before they enable Sentry Mode."
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