Tesla has changed many concepts in the automotive market, this is undeniable. However, where the company continues to invest is in the active and passive safety of its vehicles. The Sentinel mode, launched in early 2019, has already shown its worth and has witnessed the most varied crimes. Now, the system has captured the moment when a Porsche Carrera 2 was stolen from a parking lot in Benicassim, Spain.
Sentinel mode is a system that works in conjunction with cameras, sensors and local and remote alerts. This time, the chambers acted to protect third parties.
Tesla Model 3 records Porsche Carrera 2 theft
The Sentry Mode of a Tesla Model 3 recorded the moment of the theft of a Porsche Carrera 2. As we can see in the video, the alleged thieves get into the car, remove the handbrake and push the car out of the parking lot.
The assault took place around 3:30 am in Benicassim. The vehicle is navy blue, with gold rims and 2397 DBK number plate.
Porsche Carrera 2, registration numbered 2397DBK in Benicassim, Castellón, anoche at 3:20 AM. It’s going to be complicated, but if someone knows something about you, someone in the video or photos, my DMs are open.
– Jose Saez-Merino (@josejacas) July 12, 2020
The theft would have happened without any prominence in the news had it not been for the Tesla security system. Therefore, this mode, when detecting movement around the car, activates the front, side and rear cameras of the vehicle.
As it is known, this mode is quite popular for what has been known to vandalize the electric cars of the American company. There are already many examples that show how important this system is and how it should be part of many more brands.
The information recorded by the cameras can be saved on a USB stick or on a USB disk inside the car. Afterwards, the driver may have access to this information on the spot or by connecting the penUSB to a computer, for example.