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Epidemic of Model 3 small window break-ins

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SMAlset, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Fernand

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    Aw gawd, what a drag. And all you wiseguys with your anti-California rants
    who just haven't had any theft of late. Under normal conditions I'd be happy
    for you.
     
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  3. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker S 100D 2019.16.2

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    We did a product test a couple months back and were able to remove the Drop Lock in just a few seconds with a flat head screwdriver. If a thief breaks your window, it would only take a few more seconds to remove these "locks".
     
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  4. Fernand

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    Just wondering whether you tested while reaching in through the equivalent of a
    broken window. I don't have one of these, I use a glass alarm and keep my
    back seats down, but I imagine it would at least deter and slow thieves down.
     
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  6. FlatSix911

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    I hope the CA plate number was reported to the authorities... looks like the Westfield Mall in SJ.


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    those ****ers need to know that most of us don't carry any valuables in the trunk.
     
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    Stolen plate taken from a different vehicle...

    Yeah, Target in Westfield Oakridge mall.
     
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  11. Fernand

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    What exactly do they use to break the window?
    They sure got the technique down. It takes seconds.

    Maybe we need a bunch of old laptops fitted with
    those color burst thingies like they use in bank bundles,
    get their whole car interior sprayed with indelible paint.

    But now be sure to glue your license plate down too.
     
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    I'm guessing one of those window punch tools or car safety hammers intended for breaking yourself out of a car if it ends up in water.

    Sigh... Unfortunately, I visit that mall TEG was at not that infrequently. :( Fortunately, I've never had my car broken in over there (yet) but I don't have a Tesla.

    Hope he also let mall security know about it.
     
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    I especially like they come in a Mercedes as if somehow they will look less suspicious - geez!
     
  14. Fernand

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    Mercedes? I KNEW it had something to do with the 'competition' ! ;-)
     
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    What are people doing about this?

    How about a sensor you can stick on the inside of the window so when there is vibration it can set off the main alarm.
    Something the size of a watch battery that just sticks to the inside of the window.

    This is very concerning. I've picked up my M3 over the weekend and I live in LA as well.

    Tesla also needs to make some advertisements so more people know their being recorded as well. Anyone I talk to had no clue about it.
     
  16. Fernand

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    IMHO Tesla needs to do a little communication and advertising, period.

    And they could easily add a port so we could cable in our own sensors to
    trip the main alarm, if they don't trigger on loud screeching inside the car,
    which IMHO they should.
     
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    A dry contact input for alarm installers (and DIYers) to use would be nice. If they want to retrofit it, it could be as simple as just allowing USB keyboards and any keypress (or a specific one would work too) while the car is armed would trigger the alarm. Then you just need a cheap USB gizmo that emulates said keyboard, and has a dry contact input.
     
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    Mostly a talisman, but hey, it blinks, costs $13.50 a pair, makes a
    very loud screeching. If only Sentry kicked off the Alarm (wirelessly)
    in response to the unbearable noise inside the car, it would be great.

    Meanwhile they say removing the USB drive kicks off the Alarm, maybe
    if you pull your music drive it would work too? Talk about DIY? then
    a little Arduino board to act as a pass-through and smart hub for a
    music SSD could "pull" the port in response to whatever you program
    it to watch for.

    I'm hoping in time they'll put more sophistication into the Sentry.

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  20. BluestarE3

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    Have you tested the EVA LOGIK by tapping on the window to which it is affixed to see if the alarm goes off? Also, when the alarm goes off, how noticeable is it outside the car?
     

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