Uniden Sentinel is the required software for Uniden's HP line.
To program your HomePatrol-1, HomePatrol-2, BCD436HP, BCD536HP, and the new SDS100 Scanners, you will need the correct version of Sentinel for your scanner model.
For HomePatrol-1 (HP1) and HomePatrol-2 (HP2) Scanners
For the BCD436HP, BCD536HP, and SDS100
For help with using and installing Sentinel
We will have some videos and tutorials on the way.
Alternatives to Sentinel
Sentinel is required if you want to upgrade the firmware on your radio.
If you are looking for an alternative to Sentinel, I use these two pieces of software from BuTel:
ARC-Patrol for the HP-1 and HP-2
ARC536 for the BCD436HP, BCD536HP, and SDS100
Both allow you to easily modify the radio's scan list and import your own from spreadsheets. The copy/paste feature available in this software is not available in Sentinel.
I have been using BuTel's software for years and I have been a loyal supporter of their software just as long. (Please note, I am also an affiliate of BuTel's and if you use the link above to purchase BuTel's software, I would earn a small affiliate fee for your purchase. This affiliate fee comes at no additional cost to you and helps to support Scanner School.)