From another thread about adding features.
> @alangangel_98445453 said: > It may seem silly, but I think having Sentry Mode running 24/7 is an amazing feature for peace of mind, but I don't like the thought of the slim chance that something just happens to damage the car in that time Sentry Mode is off, then I would only blame myself for turning it off and leaving it unattended."
As quirky as Sentry Mode is from update to update (one time hundreds of images, other times none) it is a nice feature but it is so energy intensive.
A way to make Sentry Mode more energy efficient would be a functional update vs. bug fixes and new versions of online "Jeopardy".
What sensing HW would Tesla need so that Sentry Mode only records when motion near the car? Currently I believe Tesla keeps the cameras and computer on which causes the power drain. Does Tesla need to add motion sensors?
Ford has Dash Cam accessory that interfaces with the cars sensors to provide similar feature. Could Tesla provide a kit to do that? Add some sensors?