How to use an ignition interlock device
All Intoxalock® ignition interlock devices are easy to use, with only one button to active and easy breath patterns.
- Before inserting your keys into the ignition, press the single button on your handheld.
- Once the LED screens reads blow, provide your breath sample into the mouthpiece. Your state will either require a single forceful breath or a simple blow-inhale-blow breath pattern.
- You’ll see either your BrAC level or the words pass or fail on the LED screen, depending on your state’s requirements.
- Once you’ve submitting a passing sample, you can insert your keys and start your car.
Some states require camera models to establish identity of the user, or GPS as part of probation monitoring, and most states require real-time reporting. States can require any combination of these features, according to their laws.
Intoxalock offers different interlock models to accommodate different state requirements. Call us today to learn which device you are required to install.
Learn more about legal requirements for IIDs in your state
Some states will require you to install a basic ignition interlock device without any advanced features. In addition, if you are installing an IID on a voluntary basis, you may be able to install the basic ignition interlock device. Intoxalock’s basic device, the Legacy device, is the cheapest ignition interlock device and meets some state’s requirements. Other ignition interlock devices, sold by their respective manufacturer, can also be referenced as SSI 20/20®.
Most states will require you to install an IID with a camera attached. The camera is mounted on the windshield and will take a picture every time a breath sample is provided. Ignition interlock device cameras help verify who is providing each breath sample. Intoxalock’s camera device is called the eLERT device; other products could include, for example, the SSI 20/30® sold by their respective manufacturer.
Some states require full alcohol monitoring in addition to an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Most companies will require you to purchase or lease two separate device but Intoxalock has an ignition interlock device with 24-hour alcohol monitoring functionality. Intoxalock’s eLERT24 device combines an advanced technology IID with around-the-clock alcohol monitoring to meet strict state regulations.
Ignition interlock devices with GPS
Another advanced technology feature your state may require with your ignition interlock device is GPS integration. Many monitoring authorities, probation officers, and courts require GPS when you have a jurisdiction limitation with your ignition interlock device requirement. Intoxalock’s eLERT device can be equipped with advanced GPS functionality.
Ignition interlock device testing and certification
All ignition interlock devices must be certified by each individual state, in addition to meeting national standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Intoxalock ignition interlock devices meet and exceed ignition interlock device certification standards for reliability and accuracy. In fact, Intoxalock devices are certified to go longer between calibrations than any other brand of device.
Where to install an ignition interlock device
Intoxalock has over 3,100 locations across the country, far more than any other IID provider. Find an installation location near you for a quick installation from an Intoxalock technician.
Paying for an ignition interlock device
Ignition interlock devices are leased, not purchased. With Intoxalock, you have the option of paying for your device monthly or bi-weekly. The overall cost of your IID is determined by the type of device and features your state requires, your installation location, and the amount of time you need your device installed for.
The best ignition interlock device
When choosing which ignition interlock device to install, you’ll want to be sure it meets all your state requirements and regulations. If you install a device not certified in your state or a device missing required features, you will not get credit toward your interlock requirement.
When choosing which ignition interlock company to install with, look for these 7 things:
- A company with many years of ignition interlock device expertise
- A company with a wide range of devices to meet every requirement
- A company with state specialists to talk you through your state’s process
- A company with up-front, fair pricing without promises that sound too good to be true
- A company with many locations nationwide, making installation, calibrations and removal easy and convenient
- A company with multiple contact options (mobile app, echat, web forms, phone numbers)
- A company with no history of decertification from states
Intoxalock exceeds all of the points listed and has a long-standing reputation of being a leader in ignition interlock devices nationwide. Complete the form on this page or call us at (888) 283-5899 to learn more about which ignition interlock device will help you get through the DUI process and back on the road.
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