Provide option to enable Sentry mode all the time, and have location aware option to disable Sentry mode (for example at home in a garage). In addition, have the minimum SOC when Sentry mode is allowed to be active setable from 20%-80%, rather than locked at 20%.
This will solve the problem of forgetting to enable it and have the car vandalized or stolen exactly the moment that we forgot to go in the menu after parking or using the phone app.
A minimum SOC will prevent draining the battery too much yet keep Sentry mode on for as much as possible. Parked uncharged at an airport, you may need 60% SOC to return home. Setting a 60% SOC limit allows Sentry mode work until it gets to that threshold and doesn’t drain the SOC further (other than minimal vampire drain).
If Sentry mode is turned of due to SOC limits, send a notification to the phone as well. Perhaps the SOC Sentry limits can even be set from the phone.
This way, car safety can be priority specially for people that use driveways or need to leave the car outside often (like parking to work).
Implemented version 2019.16.1
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