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multiple teslas break ins. How do we prevent it?

I live in Sunnyvale, CA area. My neighbor got his model 3 last week and within 3 days, his model 3 got broken into when he was out for dinner.

I was out for dinner tonight and my model 3 got broken into. Fortunately there was not valuable in my car.
Interesting thing is, there were three teslas in the parking lot. All teslas where broken into (two model 3s and one model s). None of the none Tesla cars where affected.

None of the Tesla security alarms went off.

On model 3s they broke the small glass next to rear window that doesn't roll down. However, on the model S they first tried to smash the entire rear window.


I have two questions:

Is this some sort of anti Tesla movement?
How do we prevent this from happening?
thoughts on this?
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  • edited September 2018
    The thieves are clearly going for the most expensive cars... Best you can do is not leave anything of value in the car.
  • edited September 2018
    Park next to the Bugatti
  • edited September 2018
    cmon dude
  • edited September 2018
    I attended a communitiy meeting with the local police in Southern California and I also belong to NEXTDOOR.COM, a social website for the surrounding communities. Car break-ins are occuring everywhere, it is not an issue of the type or model car, but rather people leaving things in their cars that are visible and appear to have some value. If you are out to dinner, etc., keep anything that may appear to have any value in your car trunk. Even simple things like a bag that looks like a purse, sunglasses, etc.
  • Get out of California! Should you chose to stay in California, stop voting for things like "Safe Neighborhoods and Schools" and stop voting for legislators and governors that seek to decriminalize virtually every criminal act.
  • edited September 2018
    @kevin_rf If you've been to the Silicon Valley Model 3 is far from most expensive cars here. There might be some kind of anti-Tesla movement going on but that's probably in those new break in threads kept on popping up.
  • edited September 2018
    Yes, only Teslas get broken into and DAMN IT! Tesla needs to do something about it.
  • edited September 2018
    A bit more detail:

    there were 3 Teslas and 20 other cars. There were other expensive cars too in there (Audis and BMWs). But the thief didn't touch none Tesla cars. Interesting.

    I strongly believe that if first Tesla that was broken into started honking due to physical touch while parked, the thief wouldn't mess with rest of the cars and would definitely stay away from Teslas in future.
  • edited September 2018
    I would say a flamethrower security system. Either that or a force field. Get on it Elon.
  • edited September 2018
    Just need to set up honey pots. Park Tesla's in known hot spots and have police standing by surveilling from a distance. Once someone does something, nab them and make sure that the news covers it.
  • edited September 2018
    Other threads on this topic have suggested dropping the back seats down so the empty trunk can be seen. Its annoying and not useful if you do have something in the trunk, but perhaps putting little things in the area under the trunk floor, frunk and folding down the back seats could help a little.
  • edited September 2018
    This Thread is nearly a duplicate of your last thread. What's up with that?
  • edited September 2018
    With all the cameras this car has, why not use to record during times the car is not moving as well. Maybe have a shock sensor that will wake up each camera in the event a certain level of sound is achieved. Once the word gets out to theives or vandals they will stay away.
  • edited September 2018
    @leo haha i mistakenly pressed enter key after putting the title on previous thread. So it got posted before i got chance to put details in it. So i had to create new thread with more details.
  • edited September 2018
    With as many people as California has, 40 million, it ranks 15th in crime. We have never had home or car break-in, but know of others that have. In almost 90 plus percent of cases where people had their house or car broken into, it was negligence on the part of the victiim. The community police reported the same, 90 percent plus. Cars or house left open, packages or valuables visable,etc. I have no intentions of ever leaving California after having lived in several other states. Best state in the USA!
  • edited September 2018
    Very strange to happen in Sunnyvale which is a very safe part of Silicon Valley where most residents are pretty well off. I'd expect this to happen in San Francisco because that's a shithole. This might very well be a movement because Cali leftists are insane. They were posing as Google workers and acting racist to try to make google look bad, and throwing rocks at Google buses. Cali leftists just want to watch the world burn.

    (Disclosure: I used to live in Sunnyvale and live in Redwood City now)
  • edited September 2018
    Correction, I did have a break-in once on my truck many years ago. I left the truck unlocked and someone coin change and few useless things that I could easly replace. I don't leave my cars unlocked anymore.
  • edited September 2018
    @kashyap02004: "@leo haha i mistakenly pressed enter key after putting the title on previous thread. So it got posted before i got chance to put details in it. So i had to create new thread with more details."
    You can edit the main post of a thread. Upper left corner
  • edited September 2018
    Do I now have to worry about the "shorts" and/or oil industry representatives breaking into my Model 3? Is this a real conspiracy against Tesla and its owners? Only time will tell...
  • edited September 2018
    The problem became far larger in the last year. Laws in CA changed so that police are not allowed to follow crooks onto the freeway - might cause crooks to crash and get killed. Police hands are tied and the crooks are taking advantage of this. Especially risky are business establishments very close to freeway access. A local In-n-Out has be especially hit hard (next to freeway 101 in Mountain View) with 1 out of 4 break ins in the entire city occurring there! https://mv-voice.com/news/2017/10/20/city-sees-spike-in-auto-burglaries.

    Dashcams may help (I caught one break into a BMW in front of me my dashcam). Doubtful Tesla's built-in dashcam (if released) will be much value. Takes too much power to keep the AP processor running while parked - about 1-2 miles of range per hour and sends quite a bit of heat into the Model S/X cabin. Model 3 uses liquid cooling, so HVAC may need to remain on, perhaps taking far more miles per hour.
  • edited September 2018
    natmaster, I just looked crime rates, Sunnyvale, CA has much lower crime rate than Redwood City, Ca! As a matter of fact Sunnyvale is one of the safest cities in the U.S.
  • @apodbdrs - Crime stats for California are all but useless today thanks to so many crimes (especially things like stealing a phone or laptop from a car) being decriminalized by the idiots that voted for "Safe Neighborhoods and Schools".

    The police wont even respond to a car break because it is a low class misdemeanor for someone to break your window and steal your $900 Kimber that you left in plain sight.

    And if they do respond and even catch the guy red handed, most they will do is cite and release and that does not generally show up in your crime stats.
  • edited September 2018
    I've heard that Teslas can be singled out because the rear corner windows supposedly do not have break sensors (so the alarm won't go off) and they can peek into the trunk from that corner window to see any valuables. It's odd no alarm went off on the Model S, pretty sure the regular 4 side windows have break sensors, maybe it can break in such a way that they aren't triggered? If the glass break sensor is not tripped, the only other sensor that could detect a break in is the tilt sensor which is not likely to trip from just breaking glass.
  • edited September 2018
    Wouldn't tinting the windows inside and outside create sort of a safety glass sandwich? Or just the laminated tint on the outside...
  • edited September 2018
    One deterrent you could try is glass break film and the sticker it usually comes with that says it's protected from breaking. That alone would probably be enough to stop someone from trying, though they may think it's a bluff and try anyways.
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