Currently the Model S alarm/security system only starts sound and light on the car itself. A connected car like the Model S should also inform the owner when an alarm was triggered, e.g., via text message, synthetic phone call and/or smartphone app.
Agreed. I called in a similar recommendation to the User Experience. Ideally there should be security functions integrated with the mobile app where you could set it to receive push notifications for a variety of things such as alarm activation, entry, and vehicle movement (positioning & tilting). This would be an excellent enhancement and should be very easy to implement strictly through software.
I agree 100% Most people don't care about a car alarm going off these days, unless it actually disturbs them. Getting a notification from your own car that the alarm has gone off, on the other hand..... :-)