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Tesla Sentry Mode is coming to Amazon’s Ring with new USB hub
- Sep. 24th 2020 4:36 pm ET
Ring, Amazon’s home security company, is launching a new car product that will work with Tesla’s Sentry Mode and also with a new USB hub.
Tesla’s Sentry Mode is an integrated surveillance system inside Tesla’s vehicles using the Autopilot cameras around the car.
The system detects when there’s a “threat,” which basically consists of anyone or anything approaching the car, and starts recording.
It was released after there was a series of break-ins in Tesla vehicles in the Bay Area.
The system, which is built on Tesla’s TeslaCam dashcam system, has been changing the game when it comes to vandalizing parked cars.
We reported on several instances where Sentry Mode’s video evidence helped police identify and find vandals.
It has also helped prevent theft or solve them after the fact — like recently with an RV in Canada.
In order for TeslaCam and Sentry Mode to work on a Tesla, you need a few accessories. You need a storage device, we recommend a Samsung portable SSD, but a USB hub is also highly recommended in order to be able to use your USB ports.
At first, Tesla owners were just using USB splitters and dongles, but more recently, many Tesla owners decided to improve their setups with a hub designed especially for Model 3 and Model Y from Jeda ($15 off with code Electrek).