Tesla & # 39; s Sentry mode is only available to car owners for a few months, but it has already been possible to help catch a suspect thief.
Sentry Mode, launched in January, is a security feature that turns on a Tesla & # 39; s 360-degree dash camera when the driver is off and warns them of suspicious activity.
This month, the post helped the San Francisco police to chase a would-be car thief who smashed the window of a Model 3, according to ABC7 News.
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Tesla's Sentry mode is only available to car owners for a few months, but it has been possible to help catch a suspect thief. Dashcam video captured the burglar who broke into a Model 3
In San Francisco, Jed Franklin lived away from his Model 3 when the attacker tried to enter his vehicle.
Franklin was notified on his phone that Sentry mode was being activated while the vehicle saw the thief breaking in full view in his rear passenger window.
When the Sentry mode is activated, the dash cameras & # 39; s on a Tesla start recording from multiple angles.
Franklin handed these images to the authorities and they quickly arrested the burglar, 21-year-old Jeremiah Jefferson.
Jefferson has since been accused of burglary in the second degree, along with a probationary violation.
Cameras have not only taken the license plate of the white sedan from Jefferson, but also a photo of his face in detail. The police later arrested the suspect and accused him of second-degree burglary
The 360-degree camera & # 39; s caught not only the license plate of the white Jefferson sedan, but also a shot of its face in clear details.
Jefferson did not launch anything of the vehicle and the police investigation into the case is still ongoing, ABC7 reported.
Police arrested 21-year-old Jeremiah Jefferson for second-degree burglary in connection with Model 3 burglary
The case follows an earlier incident that was recorded by a built-in camera from Tesla and led to an arrest.
Earlier this month, Sentry Mode was able to capture a woman who allegedly honked a man's Tesla, according to The Drive.
The video was uploaded by YouTuber Teslatino, who said they had sent the footage from a friend who owns the car that was destroyed.
In the images you can see the woman who clamps the car door two different times.
Thanks to Sentry Mode, the car owner was able to share the footage with the local police and the suspect was arrested for the destruction of the vehicle.
The electric car company teased Sentry mode earlier this year.
In a series of tweets, CEO Elon Musk said that & # 39; Sentry Mode & # 39; offer users the ability to view and record activities that occur when they leave their Tesla.
& # 39; Sentry Mode & # 39; is available for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot, according to Musk.
CEO Elon Musk said the company & # 39; Sentry Mode & # 39; will roll out, allowing users to see and record every activity that happens when they step out of their Tesla
Autopilot or Enhanced Autopilot as it was renamed in 2016, is the software that allows Tesla vehicles to drive semi-autonomously.
It ensures that the dashcam stays on when the driver is away and is activated when the car feels that it has been hit.
Musk & # 39; s message was prompted by a tweet from a Tesla owner who said his car was hit.
& # 39; Found this monster dent this morning, right in front of the camera & # 39; s on the back, & # 39; wrote Twitter user Andy Sutton.
& # 39; I really wish there was a 360-dash cam function when parking. & # 39;
Sentry mode uses a software update that was released in October last year for cars with Hardware 2.5 or higher, which allows users to record 360-degree images with the front camera of their vehicle.
The image material is recorded and stored on a USB stick that the user must provide.
It's because Musk also talked about introducing & # 39; dog mode & # 39; for the Model 3.
& # 39; Dog mode & # 39; would help dog owners when they get out of their vehicle.
Twitter user Josh Atchley asked Musk if he could implement a & # 39; dog mode & # 39; function, where the music is played and the AC is on, with a screen on the screen saying: & # 39; It's going well, my owner will be back soon. & # 39; & # 39;
It is unclear when Sentry mode is started, but it may allow users to activate the 360-degree camera on the front of their vehicle while they are leaving to record any accidents
Musk simply replied: & # 39; Yes. & # 39;
By including a message on the main screen of Model 3, it would inform people that the dog or child is fine.
Furthermore, another user suggested including the indoor temperature on the screen – an idea that Musk seemed to appreciate, and replied in a tweet: & # 39; Exactly. & # 39;
As with most Musk ideas born on Twitter, there is no guarantee that this feature will ever be introduced in later Tesla software updates.
WHAT IS THE TESLA MODEL 3 ELECTRIC CAR?
Tesla & # 39; s Model 3 is the first cheaper, large car in the company.
The electric sedan is crucial to Tesla & # 39; s goal of becoming a profitable, mainstream automaker.
The five-seat sedan will travel 215 kilometers in a single load (133 kilometers).
It will be sporty and accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than six seconds.
The Model 3 is Tesla & # 39; s first cheaper car with a large volume. The first models of the $ 35,000 (£ 27,000) electric vehicle started production in July 2017
The car does not have a traditional dashboard, but a computer screen in the middle of the car that shows details about the car and its route.
It is controlled via a touchscreen and a single slider is displayed on each side of the steering wheel.
The first models of the $ 35,000 (£ 27,000) electric vehicle started production in July 2017.
But the company has since suffered from production happiness, often missing the goals it had set itself when the vehicle was announced in 2016.