Written by: Mariam Ishtiaq

Title:- Sentry Mode: A Game-Changer for Vehicle Security in Pakistan

Before delving into the specifics of Sentry Mode, we'll understand the existing challenges of vehicle security in Pakistan.

The country has witnessed a surge in vehicle thefts, carjacking incidents, and vandalism, causing financial loss and emotional distress to car owners. Studies show that an estimated 5 billion worth of vehicles are stolen every year, with Karachi alone reporting over 8100 incidents in 2022. This highlights the limitations of traditional security measures, such as car alarms and immobilizers, and calls for a more robust and technologically advanced solution to combat the growing threat.

Fortunately, technological advancements have introduced some innovative solutions, and one such game-changer is Sentry Mode. Initiated by Tesla and introduced in Pakistan by VisionRD, Sentry Mode is a ground-breaking security feature with the potential to revolutionize vehicle security in Pakistan. This intelligent vehicle security system provides you with real-time insights remotely, adding a unique layer of protection to your car. 

In this blog post, we will discuss all that you need to know about Sentry Mode and explore the benefits of introducing it in Pakistan.

Understanding Sentry Mode: How It Works

Sentry Mode is a security feature that utilizes a vehicle's built-in cameras and sensors to provide comprehensive surveillance and protection when the car is parked. The system constantly monitors the surroundings and captures any detected threats or suspicious activities. The high-resolution cameras provide a 360-degree view, ensuring no blind spots are left unchecked.

Upon detecting significant motion or an attempted break-in, Sentry Mode activates itself and displays a warning message on your vehicle's touchscreen. This phenomenon acts as a powerful deterrent and dissuades potential intruders. If the warning is ignored, the car's alarm system may be triggered, alerting nearby individuals and further discouraging any criminal activity.

Real-time monitoring insights

VisionRD's Pioneering Role

With an unwavering commitment to revolutionizing Pakistan's automotive space and ensuring car owners get the best experience, VisionRD has emerged as a trailblazer in the quest to combat rising vehicle thefts and vandalism. Understanding the local landscape, VisionRD has introduced a Pakistan-optimized version of Sentry Mode to address the prevalent security concerns of car owners in Pakistan.

Apart from the mandatory features of camera calibrations and sensors, this product comes with a custom-built user-friendly app that can provide seamless integration with the Sentry Mode application. You can receive alerts and notifications directly on your smartphones and stay informed while experiencing an enhanced user experience. This mobile integration aspect of VisionRD's product is particularly valuable in today's connected world and empowers car owners to take immediate action.

All in all, by continuously exploring and implementing state-of-the-art solutions, VisionRD stays true to its mission and vision of redefining Pakistan's automotive sector by introducing AI-powered innovations.

Key Features

1.    Surveillance Mode

When activated, Sentry Mode employs the vehicle's built-in cameras to survey the surroundings and capture a 360-degree view of the car's vicinity. It ensures that any incidents occurring near the vehicle are captured in real-time.

Mobile integration & Self-enabling

2.     Alarm System

In response to detected threats or suspicious activities, Sentry Mode triggers an alarm, alerting nearby individuals and potentially deterring criminals from further malicious actions. The alarm is accompanied by an on-screen message indicating that the event is being recorded.

3.     Recording and Storage

Sentry Mode records video footage from your vehicle's cameras, storing it on a dedicated storage device within the car. This data can be accessed later for reviewing incidents and providing evidence in case of criminal activities or insurance claims. You can also install a USB to save the footage on your phone.

App Settings

4.     Mobile App Integration

The Sentry mode system can be integrated into your mobile phones through its app. It will enable car owners to receive instant smartphone notifications whenever Sentry Mode is activated, or any alarming event occurs. This feature enables real-time monitoring and alerts, ensuring prompt action is taken when necessary. 

Advantages of Introducing Sentry Mode in Pakistan

1.     Enhanced Security and Peace of Mind

With the introduction of Sentry Mode, car owners in Pakistan can experience an unprecedented level of security and peace of mind. The visible presence of surveillance cameras and warning messages will act as powerful deterrents, dissuading potential criminals from targeting vehicles equipped with Sentry Mode.

2.     Advanced Surveillance and Timely Alerts

VisionRD's Sentry Mode offers comprehensive surveillance capabilities, leaving no blind spots unchecked. In the event of an incident, car owners receive real-time alerts on their smartphones, enabling prompt response and potential intervention, even when they are away from their vehicles.

3.     Community Safety and Awareness

The introduction of Sentry Mode in Pakistan can also contribute to community safety and awareness. When multiple vehicles are equipped with this security feature, an incident involving one vehicle can trigger alerts and notifications for nearby owners.

How Can OEMs Benefit from Sentry Mode?

Sentry Mode can open up significant opportunities for automotive companies, especially big industry names like Havel, Hyundai, Toyota, KIA, and others, venturing into the realm of luxury cars. OEMs can use this feature to expand their market and boost revenue by offering Sentry Mode as a premium subscription feature. This monetization will allow them to generate additional income streams without selling new cars.

Sentry Mode can also enhance the value proposition of cars as luxury buyers often seek advanced features and exclusivity. These luxury cars come with higher price tags, and Sentry Mode can be helpful in providing customers with added value for money. This advanced security system offers a tangible benefit that justifies the higher prices associated with luxury cars, and customers can be at peace knowing their investment is protected by cutting-edge technology, increasing overall satisfaction with their purchase.


The introduction of Sentry Mode in Pakistan has the potential to be a game-changer in the realm of vehicle security. By leveraging advanced surveillance technology, this innovative feature enhances deterrence, provides comprehensive surveillance, and collects valuable evidence. Its implementation in Pakistan can significantly reduce vehicle thefts, break-ins, and acts of vandalism, giving you peace of mind and fostering community safety.

VisionRD's cutting-edge product and easy-to-use app application can provide you with real-time alerts and remote monitoring capabilities while ensuring you are updated with your vehicle's security 24/7.

As VisionRD leads the way in launching Sentry Mode, it sets new standards for vehicle protection in Pakistan, prompting other industry players to follow suit. This collective effort will help create safer environments for car owners in Pakistan.