Mach-E Dashcam and Sentry Mode Updates

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I get 10-15 "alerts" and there's nothing in the pictures and nothing wrong with the car other than it lost 10 miles or range to energy hungry Sentry Mode.
Maybe your sensors are to sensitive. Are they (software) adjustable?
In any case the recording is limited to 10 - 15 events so the theory holds!
 

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Maybe your sensors are to sensitive. Are they (software) adjustable?
Tesla has checked car out twice "Within Normal Limits"

In any case the recording is limited to 10 - 15 events so the theory holds!
Can only tell you it doesn't work in practice as it uses up huge chunk of energy/range and records when nothing is happening.
 

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Tesla has checked car out twice "Within Normal Limits"



Can only tell you it doesn't work in practice as it uses up huge chunk of energy/range and records when nothing is happening.
Well in any case you only check your recordings if there is a problem, so hopefully never!
What worries me more is the story of the energy consumption if you leave your vehicle unattended for a couple of days.
That consumption should be limited so you have no nasty surprise if you return tot your vehicle.
 

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Well in any case you only check your recordings if there is a problem, so hopefully never!
What worries me more is the story of the energy consumption if you leave your vehicle unattended for a couple of days.
That consumption should be limited so you have no nasty surprise if you return tot your vehicle.
Can it be shut off via app if you happen to forget and left on vacation for example?

Even with the energy draw problem I still hope the Mach-E gets sentry mode sooner than later. I think it's a huge feature for vehicle security.
 

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Can it be shut off via app if you happen to forget and left on vacation for example? Even with the energy draw problem I still hope the Mach-E gets sentry mode sooner than later. I think it's a huge feature for vehicle security.
Sentry Mode on the Tesla can be turned off and on. As a security system its a blunt instrument. Lacking motion or proximity sensors, it just creates huge amount of video files so that if you were to notice something had happened to the car you search the videos and hope it recorded it
 

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As a security system its a blunt instrument. Lacking motion or proximity sensors, it just creates huge amount of video files so that if you were to notice something had happened to the car you search the videos and hope it recorded it
My neighbor showed me sentry mode last weekend, and it definitely did not work that way.

It is always recording a 60 Mon loop, BUT it senses motion/proximity (we tested it) and saves that "event" separately for easy access and viewing. Actually, when we got back in the car it had a message on the screen that said one event occurred. It was pretty slick. Only thing that could be better is viewing the event on the car screen. He had to view the event on his phone.
 

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Maybe your sensors are to sensitive. Are they (software) adjustable?
In any case the recording is limited to 10 - 15 events so the theory holds!
Nope, LYTMCQ is correct. There are several folders on the USB drive where the video files are recorded. One stores clips that are constantly recorded for which there was no security alert. These would include normal clips where you're just driving. There is a separate 'Sentry" folder where clips are recorded for a 'security event'. The left, right & front cameras are recorded for each security event. However many of these 'events' are actually non-events where a passerby simply gets close to the car. The biggest issue is that you need to remove the USB drive and bring it to a computer. Tesla needs to find a way to review these clips on the main car's screen and to isolate only those clips for which a real security event occurred. You are also only limited by the size of the drive, there is no limit of 10-15 events.
 

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Question....Say you have an accident where you get t-boned. Will it record prior to the moment of impact so that you can prove that they hit you???
 

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Will it record prior to the moment of impact so that you can prove that they hit you???
While driving the cams are on and saving the files the entire time. They keep overwriting so if you have a specific incident you want to record you can hit a button and its saves the last 5(?) minutes. If you remove the drive before an hour is up, you can also search through the recordings by time stamp as they would not have been overwritten. Depends on size of the flash drive. If the drive can hold a lot you'll have several days of car videos.
 

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While driving the cams are on and saving the files the entire time. They keep overwriting so if you have a specific incident you want to record you can hit a button and its saves the last 5(?) minutes. If you remove the drive before an hour is up, you can also search through the recordings by time stamp as they would not have been overwritten. Depends on size of the flash drive. If the drive can hold a lot you'll have several days of car videos.
That is awesome. I am an insurance agent. Most claims are he said/she said claims. With video it becomes what I said and the other party has zero argument
 
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