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Teslacam does not turn off when parking overnight?

vv132

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Jan 7, 2016
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NJ
Hey so while using teslacam, and parking my car in my garage overnight it does not seem to turn off? I now have to manually hold the cam button till the red light disappears every time while parking at home. Anyone else run into this issue? Otherwise the Teslacam records all night it seems even when sentry mode is off
 

dave999z

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Jul 28, 2018
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Washington, DC
I have noticed mine keeps recording for a couple hours after I get home. So if I check the USB drive the next day, I will have an hour's worth of files that begins an hour after I got home and ends 2 hours after I got home.

Kind of annoying. I'm not turning on Sentry mode, so don't know why it's doing this.
 

jdcollins5

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Aug 14, 2018
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Wilmington, NC
I also found that mine was recording one hour after I park. I was losing as much as 10 miles overnight. I turned DashCam off and my range loss returned to normal.

This is a pain to turn it on and then remember to turn it off when parking.
 

DavidElg

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Sep 9, 2018
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Orlando, FL
I have this same issue. It just records at all times. What version are you all on? I'm on 2019.9 and wondering if it's a bug with that particular software version.
 

Thunder7ga

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May 20, 2018
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Johns Creek, GA
If the car is not sleeping, it does appear to record. Seems they should make it that as long as it is in PARK it doesn't record unless something comes very close to the car or sentry mode is enabled. I too get lots of footage of my dark garage.
 

afty

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Mar 13, 2019
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Bay Area, CA
I’ve seen the same thing, lots of footage of the inside of my garage. I don’t see much vampire drain though. I have my battery gauge set to percent, not miles, but I usually don’t see any change in the reading overnight.
 

fr100

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Dec 27, 2017
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Northern CA
One of the earlier updates this year kept the USB, 12V port, and cameras always running when the car is awake. It has been the same ever since.
 

vv132

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Jan 7, 2016
63
14
NJ
think they should just do location based recording on or off. Or even disable all USB/12v based off location. So if you save your garage location everything just turns off but I guess thats high hopes right now. Right now I literally unplug my radar and hold the record icon till the icon shows no recording every time I park at home.
 

dundas

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Feb 15, 2016
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3
China
If we manually click on "turn-off power" from the menu, would it help to stop the dashcam recording?
Otherwise, we got to manually click on the dashcam icon on top right corner for 3 secs in order to stop it before we leave the cockpit.
 
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ianc

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Nov 13, 2019
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California
After a bit of thought, is this really that big a deal for Teslacam? If the footage in the \Recent folder is expendable (it is because you didn't save it), then it shouldn't matter if it's overwritten with what's in the garage? If the car is not asleep, the cams are still powered on even without the USB stick with \TeslaCam inserted, right? As long as the cams recording the footage to the drive don't consume excessive power (?) or prevent the car going to sleep, then where's the downside?

The radar detector is another story though... :)

Ian
 

Jedi2155

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ianc

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Nov 13, 2019
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California
No, I'm not using any 3rd party apps, and not saying my car doesn't sleep. I'm just saying that it doesn't seem like a big deal if the car keeps writing footage to USB\TeslaCam folder until it actually does go to sleep (even in park in your garage).

Stupid maybe (if sentry mode is not enabled), but not that big a deal in terms of power consumption as long as the car stops when it sleeps and it is still able to sleep. If the cams stay powered on until the car sleeps anyway, then it can't cost much in terms of power to simply write that data to the USB drive?

Ian
 

Fresnel

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Nov 27, 2019
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USA
Hey so while using teslacam, and parking my car in my garage overnight it does not seem to turn off? I now have to manually hold the cam button till the red light disappears every time while parking at home. Anyone else run into this issue? Otherwise the Teslacam records all night it seems even when sentry mode is off

Why should time of day matter when recording? Think about it. If you park in a sketchy area over night. You probably want it recording during the whole time right? So time of day doesn't really matter. It sounds like you just want to turn it off when you're at home though so for that you can just enable it to turn off automatically at the location of your home.
 

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