After launching the Model 3 feature, Tesla now adds the Sentry Mode safety feature for Model S and Model X.
This feature is designed to protect against burglary and theft after a series of burglaries. In the US, which was apparently aimed at Tesla vehicles.
Tesla explains how the function works:
"When a minimal threat is detected, such as someone leaning against a car, the Sentry mode goes into an alert state and displays a message on the touch screen, indicating that his cameras are recording. If a more serious threat is detected, e.g. For example, if someone breaks a window, the Sentry mode changes to an alarm condition that triggers the vehicle alarm, increases the brightness of the center display, and plays music at maximum volume through the vehicle's audio system. "
Initially, it was only introduced for Model 3 vehicles, but now some Model S and Model X owners are reporting that they have been upgraded through an over-the-air software upgrade.
Here is the threatening HAL9000- The red dot of Sentry mode was first displayed on the vertical screen of a Model X (via u / frank_datank_ at Reddit):
As usual, keep in mind that Tesla's software update is being phased in, and it may take a while for it to reach the entire fleet.
In this case, Tesla says that these are models for Model S and Model X, which were built after August 2017.
Even though this is not for all Tesla vehicles It is true that for most of them at this point, the thieves should hopefully think twice about sighting Tesla vehicles after the alarm, the notification system and the increasing record of the risk that they will get caught.
The Model 3 vehicles were particularly targeted at first, and we heard a lot less about them.
It could be coincidence or the launch of Sentry Mode might have something to do with it.
Let us know what you think in the comments below, and contact us if you have interesting experiences with Sentry mode.