Everything You Need to Know about Tesla Sentry Mode
Modern vehicles are equipped with smarter and intelligent active and passive safety systems. Not only that, there are systems that have alert systems that help you secure your vehicle in your absence. As a prominent leader in automotive innovation, Tesla has introduced several efficient security features. The Sentry Mode is one such feature that adds an extra layer of security to protect it from thefts.
Here is a complete guide on how does Tesla Sentry Mode work and its advantages to Tesla owners.
WHAT IS TESLA SENTRY MODE?
Tesla not only features electric and sustainable cars but also equips vehicles with technology that attracts car enthusiasts. The Sentry Mode in Tesla cars came in post-2017 models. You can find the Sentry Mode in Tesla Model X, Model 3 and all the latest 2022 Tesla models in the UAE.
Tesla Sentry Mode constantly records the video of the surroundings when the driver or owner is not around the car. Meanwhile, the Tesla owner leaves the car attended, and this modern safety feature is activated to alert the car owner. For instance, if a minor threat is detected, the Sentry Mode not only displays a warning message on the screen but also sends a notification to the Tesla app.
Moreover, in case of a major threat, the system displays a “Camera is recording” message on the centre screen and increases the screen’s brightness. Not only that, the Tesla Sentry Mode switches into an alert state and activates the car alarm. Moreover, it turns on the music from the audio system at the maximum sound. Besides, notification is sent to the owner’s Tesla mobile application.
TESLA SENTRY MODE DEMO
The Sentry Mode in Tesla is a security feature that safeguards cars against possible thefts or break-ins. Besides, Sentry Mode uses the automotive telematics to notify the car owner timely. Not only Tesla cars are equipped with 360-degree cameras on the exterior, the post-2020 models feature dashcam as well. The 360-degree dashcams integrated into the Sentry Mode record all the footage that is automatically saved in the Sentry Mode USB.
Here’s how you can set up Tesla Sentry Mode to view the recordings and receive alerts on your mobile app:
TESLA SENTRY MODE SETUP
You need to set up Sentry Mode in Tesla each time a car owner wants to use this feature and follow the below-mentioned steps to activate the Sentry Mode:
- Open “Controls” on the centre screen.
- Go to “Safety & Security”.
- In the next dropdown menu, select “Sentry Mode” and enable it.
- You can also activate the Sentry Mode via voice command.
Tesla Sentry Mode remains active at even below 20% unless the supercharger is activated. When you activate Sentry Mode, the next step is to set up the dashcam to receive all the footage. You will not be able to use the Sentry Mode completely and view footage if the dashcam is not installed properly with the USB drive.
You can activate the dashcam by inserting the USB flash drive into one of the USB ports in the front. After you insert the USB, the Dashcam icon will appear on the centre screen. You will need to format the flash drive to keep receiving new footage. You can follow the steps according to your owner’s manual to flash the Sentry Mode USB flash drive.
This was all about the Tesla Sentry Mode which is one of the modern safety features. You can look out for post-2017 models in the collection of used Tesla cars in the UAE equipped with the Sentry Mode. Besides, you can browse through other options in the used car for sale in the UAE to find a car that fits your needs.
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