Tesla launches Sentry Mode Live Camera Access mode for iOS app
Tesla offered a Sentry mode –– for quite some time now, and it has proven to be very popular with Tesla owners. More recently, the company promised that owners would be able to get a live view of their vehicle’s cameras in Sentry mode through the Tesla app, and now, according to a report released Wednesday by Electrek, that’s happening – only there is a catch.
There is always a catch, right? In this case, this new feature of access to the live camera in Sentry mode is offered as part of the Premium Connectivity package for a subscription of $ 10 per month. Premium connectivity debuted in 2018 and provides access to useful features such as live traffic display, satellite viewing maps, and music and video streaming. It also gives access to less useful things like “Caraoke”.
The launch of Sentry Mode Live Camera Access is part of a software update to version 2021.36.8. Tesla says the video stream is secure via end-to-end encryption and that Tesla himself cannot access the footage.
At the time of publication, this feature is only available for iOS users of the Tesla app, but we strongly believe that Android users will not be left behind for long.