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Elon Musks Tesla rolls out new "sentry mode" security feature



  An overview of the dashboard of a new Tesla Model S car at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.

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An overview of the dashboard of a new Tesla Model S car at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.

On Wednesday, Elons Musks Tesla launched a security feature called "sentry mode" for its electric cars, as it attempts to make its cars more attractive to buyers.

The feature will be compatible with US Model 3 vehicles, followed by Model S and Model X vehicles produced after August 2017, said the electric car manufacturer.

When enabled, the "sentry mode" monitors the environment around an unattended car and uses the car's external cameras to detect potential threats, according to Tesla's blog.

A minimal threat will be detected if someone leans on the car, triggers a message on the touch screen and a warning that the cameras are being detected.

For a more serious threat, as if someone breaks a window, activates the car alarm mode, increases the brightness of the center view, plays loud music a nd notifies owners of their Tesla mobile app.

The United States had 773,139 motor vehicles stolen in 2017 – the highest since 2009, according to US Federal Bureau of Investigation data.

Last week, Tesla lowered the price of model 3 sedan for the second time this year to make cars more affordable to US buyers. The Palo Alto, California-based company has cut costs as it seems to turn into profits this year.


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