Many states require that ignition interlock devices, or car breathalyzers, have cameras. The camera takes the photo when the driver submits their breath sample. If you are unsure if you are required to have a camera interlock device, the court order should clarify this. Our state specialists can help if you are still unsure. Intoxalock is fully stocked on camera devices and standard interlock devices. We can help you get your device installed without delay.
Why more states are requiring IIDs with cameras
The camera verifies the driver is the one providing the breath sample. If others in the household use the vehicle, the camera can provide evidence that the customer was not the person giving the sample or attempting to drive in violation of their requirements. It’s important to note that all violations are still recorded, regardless of who was driving at the time. This means that if another household member fails the test, it will still count as a violation.
Is my state one that requires a camera with my breathalyzer?
Currently, these states have IID with camera requirements:
Arkansas (only if court ordered)
California (only in San Joaquin county)
Connecticut (only if requested by probation)
Louisiana (only if court ordered)
Maine (only if court ordered)
Mississippi (only if court ordered)
Missouri (only if required by the court or DOR)
Montana (only if court ordered)
New Mexico (only if court ordered)
Oklahoma (only if court ordered)
Texas (varies by county)
As laws and technology are always changing, be sure to check your state requirements to verify if you need a camera device. One of our State Specialists can answer any questions about your state and provide a personal quote. Give us a call at (833) 623-0200 for more information.
How Does an Interlock Device with a Camera Work?
When your ignition interlock device is installed, the camera will often be placed in the upper right side of your windshield. This is to capture your photo when testing. It is acceptable for others to drive your vehicle but they will be required to provide breath samples and will have their photo captured.
Remember, blocking or moving the camera is considered tampering.
Customers should never turn the camera, block the camera or hang anything on the interior of the vehicle that limits the range of view of the camera. No matter who is driving, the driver must always be viewed clearly by the camera. Any actions that impede the function of the camera may be considered as tampering with your IID system and thus can come with violations and penalties by your state. Intoxalock is here to help!
For more information about your state requirements or for an ignition interlock device quote, call our State Specialists today at (833) 623-0200. We are here to help you get back on the road.