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Is a camera required with my ignition interlock device (IID)?

Is a camera required with my ignition interlock device (IID)?

Many states require that ignition interlock devices, or car breathalyzers, have cameras. The camera takes the photo when the driver submits their breath sample.

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.  

Is my state one that requires a camera with my breathalyzer?

Currently, these states have IID with camera requirements:


New Hampshire
New York

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 can I hide my ignition interlock device?

To learn more about camouflaging the handheld portion of your IID, visit our article about how to disguise your device.

Cameras in vehicles are becoming more common. People use cameras in their vehicles for personal safety, to capture crashes, vandalism, or theft, as well as for insurance purposes. Learn more about what happens if your IID is stolen from your car.

When your ignition interlock device is installed, the camera will often be placed in the upper right side of your windshield. 

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. 

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