How to use an IID
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.
Ignition Interlock Devices in Your State
As states work to improve the strength of their drunk driving laws and ignition interlock device regulations, Intoxalock technology has advanced to meet the demand for device improvements.
Find out which device is required for your state.
Each state has specific laws about when, for how long, and what model of ignition interlock device you will need to install. Due to the variation in state laws, Intoxalock provides three device models with different features to accommodate any state requirements.
- One-button activation
- Fuel cell technology to provide reliable, accurate results
- LED screen that displays your breath alcohol content (BrAC) reading
- Heat, cold, and tamper-resistant
- Easy to use with simple breath pattern — no humming required
- 24/7 customer support via the Intoxalock mobile app, the Intoxalock website, chat, and Customer Support phone line
Intoxalock IID Types
Basic ignition interlocks
The most basic of Intoxalock models is our Legacy device. Customers who live in states that require additional features device will lease this model. It collects data each time you provide breath samples. The data collected on your device is downloaded during the calibration appointment, and then the report is sent to your monitoring authority.
Ignition interlocks with a camera
Our eLERT device is installed with a camera. The camera will be mounted in your vehicle so that it snaps photos when you provide a breath sample. States require this feature to ensure the correct person is providing the breath sample when prompted and to prevent a person who is not the driver from providing the breath sample.
These cameras help protect the driver as it pairs BrAC data with photographic evidence to validate the person who gave the breath sample is the person who is being monitored. This can provide evidence if someone else attempted to operate the vehicle while intoxicated.
Ignition interlocks with GPS
In addition to the camera, our eLERT device can also have GPS capability. The GPS capability means that your device can give real-time reporting. Real-time reporting means that your monitoring authoring can see where and what time that a violation occurred.
Many wonder why this would be necessary. The reason is that some states have drunk driving penalties that restrict when and where an individual can drive. If someone violates those restrictions, monitoring authorities will be able to investigate more thoroughly.
Paying for an IID
Ignition interlock devices are leased, not purchased. With Intoxalock, you have the option of choosing the payment option that works best for your situation. Lease payment options allow for you to pay 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.
Why choose Intoxalock for IID and 24/7 requirements
One of the many reasons to choose Intoxalock as your provider is the savings and convenience that our advanced technology models provide to customers. The Intoxalock eLERT24 combines two features – an IID that can also provide 24/7 monitoring. With this Intoxalock model, you have to lease only one device to meet those two requirements. Other companies make devices that can only provide one of these functions, requiring you to lease two separate pieces of equipment to be in compliance with your state requirements.
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