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Discussion in 'Model S' started by Todd Burch, Nov 7, 2011.
Has anyone heard anything about whether the S will have an alarm system?
Seriously? It hardly bears asking. That would be an egregious oversight, especially since the Roadster has one.
Does any car come without one these days? Even my daughter's budget Hyundai has one.
I would hope the Alarm system sends real time video to your smart phone.
How about "What kind of alarm system will the Model S have?" :tongue:
One that sends a push notification to your iPhone when the car's being broken into!
We've heard that it includes the frunk. That was in the Model S feedback thread, gg reporting the response from Tesla.
Perfect use of the frunk
That would be cool. Especially if you could tap into your camera at any given time (though again, I worry over security/privacy)
I guess the better question is: is it standard? I read that the BMW 3-series does not include an alarm standard but instead it's a $1k option.
That used to sort of be true.... It was a $400 option for a while but they caught so much flack for that decision that it is now standard.
It was an option on my 2011 335d.. And I didn't bother getting that option package.
Well most of the bad feed back was in the USA so perhaps it is still optional outside the USA. Here it is standard.
Seems standard on the 5 series and up but not on the 3 series (where it's indeed still $400). Just tried "Build Your Own" of a 328i and a 528i at BMW North America
Back to Tesla, I don't think this is one of those things that Tesla will nickel-and-dime on (or bundle into packages for) given that the Model S's price point is above that of a typical BMW 5.
I think the question about the alarm is a valid one only because lower market vehicles offer an alarm as standard equipment. To go further, what are or will be the features of the alarm system in the Model S since it is being marketed as a luxury car?
I'd guess if Tesla wants to be clever the basic alarm is standard equipment, though if you want it to send a message to your smartphone like was mentioned THAT is an option. Most people want that and at the same time they feel they are paying for a new cool feature not being nickel and dimed. Win-win. Well except for the fact that the extra features is a small software patch, but still