One of the most interesting features of Tesla cars is Sentry Mode, which is a built-in surveillance system. Sentry mode uses the autopilot cameras arranged around the electric car as a kind of dashcam on steroids. A new software update has added a cool feature to the vehicle’s capabilities.
Tesla’s new feature is access to the live camera in Sentry mode, but it has a catch. The live view in remote sentry mode allows the videos recorded by the car to be viewed directly from the app, but the feature requires a subscription of $ 10 per month. Tesla has been talking about this feature for some time, and the first indication that it was coming was earlier this month when the mobile app was updated.
While Tesla updated the app to support the new feature earlier this month, the software required for vehicles has only just started to come out. Access to the live camera in sentry mode is part of Vehicle Software Update 2021.36.8. The release notes for the software update say that users can remotely view the surroundings of the car when parked, allowing owners to check the safety of the environment around the vehicle before heading to the car. .
For those concerned about their privacy, Tesla says Live Camera is end-to-end encrypted and not accessible by Tesla. Those who do not want the mode to be activated can deactivate it in the controls – safety and security. Currently, only iOS devices running the latest version of the Tesla app can access this feature. Availability for Android users is not announced.
The $ 10 per month Premium Connectivity subscription was introduced in 2018. Other features that are part of the service for the $ 10 monthly fee include satellite viewing maps with live traffic viewing, live music streaming. car and an Internet browser. Those who already have a subscription will benefit from the feature at no additional cost.