A Tesla Model Y owner recently gave the community a more in-depth look at Sentry Mode’s live camera access feature, with its voice broadcast system.
As one Tesla enthusiast shows @desmondOliver, Sentry Mode’s Live Camera feature allows owners to view their vehicle’s surroundings through the Tesla mobile app.
Based on the short clip of the owner of the Model Y, the feature does more than just give drivers access to Sentry cameras. Access to the live camera also allows owners to speak through their car’s speakers using the Tesla mobile app. In the video he shared, Dezmond was able to change the sound of his voice through the app.
The feature certainly seems to add an extra layer of security for Tesla owners. Sentinel Mode has been proven to be more than capable of catching vandals and thieves in the past. Access to the live camera could prevent vandalism or theft in the future.
There might also be other ways to use the feature in the future. For example, the editor-in-chief of IGN Ryan mccaffrey asked if the live view functions could be used with the dash cam to be used in conjunction with functions such as dog mode. Parents, both humans and pets, would likely find McCaffrey’s idea very practical. It would certainly make Teslas more family friendly.
The live camera access feature has officially launched with Tesla software update 2021.36.8. The release notes for the live viewer say the following:
“You can now remotely view the surroundings of your car when it is parked to confirm the safety of your surroundings before returning to your car. The live camera is end-to-end encrypted and is not accessible by Tesla. To activate or deactivate, tap Controls> Safety and security.
“Note: This feature requires iOS mobile app version 4.2.1 or higher, and Premium connectivity. “
Tesla has added the Sentry Mode live view feature to its Premium Connectivity plan, which costs $ 9.99 per month. The Tesla Premium Connectivity Pack includes navigation, live traffic viewing, satellite maps, video streaming, caraoke, music streaming, and an internet browser.
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