Given that 773,139 motor vehicles had been reported as stolen in the United States in 2017, Tesla’s ‘Sentry Mode’ feature makes its offering more attractive to potential buyers.
In a development that makes Tesla’s cars more attractive to consumers, Tesla’s Inc’s CEO Elon Musk launched a safety feature dubbed as “sentry mode” for all of its models.
The sentry mode is compatible with its U.S. version of the Model 3 sedans, as well as the Model S and Model X vehicles that were manufactured after August 2017, said Tesla in a statement.
According to Tesla’s blog the “sentry mode” monitors the environment around an unattended car and uses the vehicle’s external cameras to detect potential threats.
The sentry mode reports a minimal threat if anyone leans on the car; this triggers a message on the touchscreen and warning that its cameras are recording.
For more severe threats, including a breaking of a window, the sentry mode activates the car’s alarm, plays a loud music, increases the brightness of the center display, and alerts the owners on their Tesla mobile app.
According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, 773,139 motor vehicles had been stolen in 2017, the highest since 2009.