I've been using Sentry mode recently, and it seems real spotty. I get dozens of videos recorded for every car that drives by, or every pedestrian that walks past on the sidewalk, but when it comes to actual events Sentry mode is a dud.
A couple days ago I was using a free charger at a local store, and I get an alert that my charging was stopped. I run to my car and find that someone unplugged my car (wtf? the spots were set up in such a way so that it's not like someone else could even use the charger if they unplugged me... so dunno what that was about), but when I went to check my sentry footage, I had nothing. 1 video the charger is plugged in, and the next it's disconnected.
Today, I got an alert that my car alarm went off, and when I checked the footage later, I saw nothing. based on the end of one of the front cam videos it looks like there might have been some shady business going on at/to the back my car, but OF COURSE sentry doesn't record anything on the rear cam.
In fairness I did also catch a woman in a BMW 328 doing a minor hit and run on my front bumper today (knicked the paint), but Tesla owes me a front bumper because of damage on delivery, so not worth the effort of tracking her down and getting justice. And also an unusual number of people coming up and touching my f***ing car.
Curious to hear other people's impressions on sentry mode and its usefulness.
Some choice Sentry Gifs:
Randos touching the car: https://giphy.com/gifs/RIGdZJDJaJMeQMzbHn/html5
Hitting the car: https://giphy.com/gifs/PicekR8wv1fJHgZm2X/html5
Oh no! Let me just f right off: https://giphy.com/gifs/L3LTVTygVnpGC363gI/html5