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To Make Sentry Mode Record

Discussion in 'Model S' started by asterothe, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. asterothe

    asterothe Member

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    In order to have sentry mode to record do we need to leave the dash cam on (Red dot on camera icon ) or would turning sentry on is it enough (with grey dot ) ?
     
  2. Jasper NY

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    My two cents - dash cam on or off seems irrelevant to sentry mode. The reason I think this is because I activate sentry mode remotely using the app when the car is parked, locked and dash cam is off.
     
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  3. asterothe

    asterothe Member

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    Thank you. I think that's the behavior I get too but sometimes I'm not sure if I left the car with red dot or not. Also for battery not recording non stop would be better.
     
  4. TicoMcC

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    Well, I have never had Sentry mode record unless I turn on dashcam recording. The center display shows Sentry mode as active, and I will have a message on the IC that there have been x number of events, but no actual recording unless I turn on the dashcam before exiting the car. When I remember to turn on the dashcam, I do have the 10 1-minute videos saved to a separate folder as it should be.

    And yes, I have AP hardware 2.5 as I am getting full color from all 3 cameras. Any ideas then? Do I need to schedule a Service Center visit, or am I misunderstanding how it should work?
     

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