FILE PHOTO: A Tesla logo is seen at a groundbreaking ceremony of Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS / Aly Song / File Photo
The feature will be compatible with U.S. Model 3 vehicles, followed by Model S and Model X vehicles that were manufactured after August 2017, the electric carmaker said.
When enabled, the "sentry mode" monitors the environment around an unattended car and uses the vehicle's external cameras to detect potential threats, according to Tesla's blog here
A minimal threat will be detected if anyone leans on the car, triggering a message on the touchscreen and warning that its cameras are recording.
For more severe threat, like someone breaking a window, the mode activates the car alarm, increases the brightness of the center display, plays loud music and owns on their Tesla mobile app.
The United States had 773,139 motor vehicles stolen in 2017 – the highest since 2009, according to data from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. here
Last week, Tesla lowered the price of its Model 3 then for the second time this year to make its cars more affordable for U.S. buyer's. The Palo Alto, California-based company has been cutting costs as it looks to turn into profit this year.
Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips