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What do we know about the security and alarm system in the Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Francis Lau, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Francis Lau

    Francis Lau P-1456

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    If there is a thread on this already, I apologize. But what do we know about the security and alarm system in the Model S?
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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  3. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    I suspect it is similar to many other vehicles on the market, except that it will baffle those who think they can steal the car.
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Was there a specific area of concern?
     
  5. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Given the difference between immobilizers in US spec vs non-US spec roadsters, it will be interesting to see if they standardize this on Model S.
     
  6. Francis Lau

    Francis Lau P-1456

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    No specific concern except I can see how someone would be tempted to breakin and joy ride. I was also wondering if we can GPS locate the car using mobile phone app or from a computer.
     
  7. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Is it even possible to hotwire a Model S?
     
  8. olanmills

    olanmills Member

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    You can: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDBebtB5z1Y ( at 0:57, I couldn't get the timestamped-link onto my clipboard for some reason)


    Well, someone might be able to hack it some day, or spoof the key fob.
     
  9. jimbakker666

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    I don't know, but I'll bet a Model S could hotwire a car thief ;)
     
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