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Alarm

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Todd Burch, Nov 7, 2011.

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  1. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Voltage makes me tingle.

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    Has anyone heard anything about whether the S will have an alarm system?
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Seriously? It hardly bears asking. That would be an egregious oversight, especially since the Roadster has one.
     
  3. ckessel

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    Does any car come without one these days? Even my daughter's budget Hyundai has one.
     
  4. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    I would hope the Alarm system sends real time video to your smart phone.
     
  5. PopSmith

    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

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    How about "What kind of alarm system will the Model S have?" :tongue:
     
  6. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    One that sends a push notification to your iPhone when the car's being broken into! :)
     
  7. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    We've heard that it includes the frunk. That was in the Model S feedback thread, gg reporting the response from Tesla.
     
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    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    That would be cool. Especially if you could tap into your camera at any given time (though again, I worry over security/privacy)
     
  10. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Voltage makes me tingle.

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    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.
     
  11. Kevin Harney

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    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.
     
  12. mnx

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    It was an option on my 2011 335d.. And I didn't bother getting that option package.

     
  13. Kevin Harney

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    Well most of the bad feed back was in the USA so perhaps it is still optional outside the USA. Here it is standard.
     
  14. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    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.
     
  15. tdelta1000

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    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?
     
  16. Cobos

    Cobos S60 Owner since 2013 - sold, S85D owner since 2017

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    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 :)

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