I've just finished putting the finishing touches on a video explaining the new features that will be in the HomePatrol Sentinel Update. Check it out on my YouTube page:
A couple of recurring questions have come up in the various forums, so I thought I'd take a minute to answer them here.
Q: How much does the update cost?
A: The part of the release we are calling the Updates is absolutely free. For a refresher on what those features are, see my previous blog entry. The Extreme Upgrade costs $49.99 until Mid-August, when we expect to release the new versions. After that time, the price will go to it normal price of $99.99
Q: Will the Extreme Upgrade be free once it starts being loaded at the factory?
A: No. You will need to purchase a key to unlock the Extreme Upgrade features, even after the factory starts preloading the update.
Q: When will the update/upgrade be released?
A: We are targetting mid-August. However, if we need to take an extra week to be sure everything is working to our expectations, we'll take the week.
Q: Where do I go to purchase the Upgrade Key?
A: http://my.uniden.com. Register your HomePatrol-1 and you will be provided with a purchase link.