It's loud and low.

But Tesla says you shouldn't be worried about damage to your vehicle's sound system.

All newer Teslas, including the Model 3, Model S and Model X have a unique Sentry Mode feature. This car-guarding system was put in place after a rash of Model 3 break-ins, mostly in California.

Tesla implemented the system as a method of deterring such break-ins. When enabled, Sentry Mode works like this:

If a minimal threat is detected, such as someone leaning on a car, Sentry Mode switches to an “Alert” state and displays a message on the touchscreen warning that its cameras are recording. If a more severe threat is detected, such as someone breaking a window, Sentry Mode switches to an “Alarm” state, which activates the car alarm, increases the brightness of the center display, and plays music at maximum volume from the car’s audio system.

It's that max volume and the playing of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor that has some concerned that the speaker system would be put at risk.

A Tesla engineer recently responded to r/TeslaMotors subreddit member u/tesrella, who had reached out to Tesla to see if the sound system would be at risk. The engineer offered this response:

Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is a fitting ‘Sentry Tone.’ 

I would not worry about damage to the speakers. Even the subwoofer employs a high-pass filter to protect from the insanely low frequencies that Toccata and Fugue employs.

The systems group in Tesla have verified safe, distortion-free excursion in Sentry Mode. All of the speakers we provide undergo extended pink-noise power-testing that far exceeds’ music content. 

In short, Sentry Mode is awesome and will not damage your stereo system.

See how Sentry Mode works in the video clip below. We've included Tesla's release on Sentry Mode further down the page too.

Sentry Mode: Guarding Your Tesla

The Tesla Team – February 13, 2019

According to federal statistics, there was an estimated one motor vehicle theft or attempted theft every 40.8 seconds in the United States in 2017— and that doesn’t even include the vast number of car break-ins that happen nationwide. To further enhance the security of our vehicles and give our customers additional peace of mind, today we’re starting to roll out a new safeguard – Sentry Mode – to protect against break-ins and theft.

Sentry Mode adds a unique layer of protection to Tesla vehicles by continuously monitoring the environment around a car when it’s left unattended. When enabled, Sentry Mode enters a “Standby” state, like many home alarm systems, which uses the car’s external cameras to detect potential threats. If a minimal threat is detected, such as someone leaning on a car, Sentry Mode switches to an “Alert” state and displays a message on the touchscreen warning that its cameras are recording. If a more severe threat is detected, such as someone breaking a window, Sentry Mode switches to an “Alarm” state, which activates the car alarm, increases the brightness of the center display, and plays music at maximum volume from the car’s audio system.

If a car switches to “Alarm” state, owners will also receive an alert from their Tesla mobile app notifying them that an incident has occurred. They’ll be able to download a video recording of an incident (which begins 10 minutes prior to the time a threat was detected) by inserting a formatted USB drive into their car before they enable Sentry Mode.

Sentry Mode must be enabled each time a driver wants to use the feature by going to Controls > Safety & Security > Sentry Mode. The feature will begin rolling out today to U.S. Model 3 vehicles, followed by Model S and Model X vehicles that were built after August 2017.

While no alarm system can prevent against all vehicle thefts, break-ins and threats, we hope that with Sentry Mode and our other security features, your Tesla will be even more secure.

Source: Teslarati