Okay, for the past 2 weeks my sentry settings have been getting a bit finicky. I'm going to check my TeslaCam SSD for errors on my PC and then use the car's reformatter to see if that fixes the corruption issue.
But on the off chance this is a side affect of the FIRST issue, I'm hoping to get some insight on what might be happening.
Currently on version 2020.44.10.1, JUST got the 10.1 update as of 2 days ago, but the sentry settings issue occurred shortly before that, probably since the 44.10 update.
Ever since then, I've noticed my sentry events have become WAY less frequent. Even procing my car as I walk up to it after work seems to have halted completely. I tried toggling Sentry mode On and Off in the safety menu, and noticed my excludes keep getting reset EVERY time I toggle it. Apparently this issue has been going on since....last year.....how in the HELL hasn't this issue been fixed? Even if this was JUST a UI bug, HOW has this gone unfixed for this long?
I've seen other forums suggest resetting the car until you get the desired setting...which works.....after several attempts. And tried checking exclude home (which at home and the GPS confirms this), turn off Bluetooth. Wait outside the garage for a few minutes, walk back in, and wave my hands around the car and....nothing. Good. I then uncheck ALL excludes so it SHOULD activate everywhere. I walk away again, wait, come back, wave at the side camera and....still nothing. Not good.
Toggling the sentry through the phone app off and on SEEMED to fix that, but my next test proves this to be pointless.
As of today, I've discovered another GLARING issue that should NOT go under the radar. I park my car at work (which I have set in my GPS but do not have ANY excludes turned on.) Sentry mode SHOULD proc for ANY and all events now, correct? Nope! I did the app toggle before leaving the car to make sure it worked, which it did, I have the footage to prove it, too. I come back to the car after 8 hours, cars that were on all sides of my car (that are now gone) SHOULD have set off the sentry cam while I was at work. I get back to the car, 1 event.....the one I made when I arrived.
I check the Sentry, it's turned on. I check the menu, it's toggled on. I toggle it off and then back on...All three exclude checkboxes now tick on.....
At this point I'd like to ask......for such a BIG security feature touted by Tesla, this is buggy and inconsistent as HELL. Why did I even spend the money on an SSD to get security footage if A) It doesn't even seem to record properly and B) The literal ONLY toggles we have for the mode to work....don't even work once you walk away from it for more than 10 minutes.