Everything you need to know about setting up the Sentry DashCam Bridge on a Raspberry Pi 4.
- Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
- Power HAT Case for Raspberry Pi 4
- Premium USB-C male to USB-C male cable
- Premium USB-C male to USB-A male cable
- USB-C 12v car adapter (24 watts or better)
- Micro SD card adapter — There are a lot of options for formatting micro SD cards and most will work. For instance, if your computer has an SD card slot, you can use a micro SD to SD adapter which comes free with most micro SDXC cards. If you don't have a way to connect a micro SD card to your computer, we recommend a micro SD to USB 3.0 or USB C adapter depending on your computer's port options.
- Micro SDXC card — When it comes to surveillance video, important factors for choosing the right SD card are capacity, speed, and durability. Capacity will determine the total hours of stored footage (30 minutes for every ~1GB). Speed is important as it impacts the transfer time to the Sentry DashCam Bridge. Durability is important because all drives fail over time as a result of being constantly overwritten. For these reasons, we recommend the SanDisk Extreme Pro line of security camera grade micro SDXC card with a UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) with at least 128GB capacity.
- Step 1: Install the Sentry DashCam Bridge software on the SD card from your computer
- Step 2: Assemble the Raspberry Pi 4 with Power HAT module
- Step 3: Connect the Raspberry Pi 4 to your power supply and Tesla's USB port
- Step 4: Connecting the Sentry DashCam App to a Sentry DashCam Bridge
And you're done!