What is an Interlock Device?
5 Tailgating Rules and Alcohol Laws to Remember
It’s an American tradition to tailgate before major sporting events, like NFL games, college homecomings, and even high school games in some areas. People love creatively setting up their tailgate spot with food, games like cornhole, and of course, beer.Read More
BAC vs. BrAC: What's the Difference?
Many people may be familiar with the concept and terminology of blood alcohol content, but when it comes to differentiating BAC from Breath Alcohol Content (BrAC) most people do not know the difference.Read More
BAIID FAQs: Device Cost, Installation, Violations, & More
Many states require a BAIID following a drunk driving offense. There are many providers who can install state-approved interlock devices.Read More
Car Breathalyzer Installation: Process, Installers, & More
If you have been mandated to install an interlock following a DUI incident, you will need to visit a state-approved interlock provider. State-approved providers meet all state criteria and also work with state monitoring authorities.Read More
Does an Interlock Device Require a Camera?
Many states require offenders arrested for drunk driving to install an ignition interlock device if they wish to regain driving privileges. State laws around DUI, OUI, DWI, OWI vary, as each state determines their own laws and penalties around drunk driving.Read More
Hardship License vs. Restricted License
A typical driver’s license places no limitations on the driver as far as when and where they can drive. However, hardship and restricted licenses do have specific limitations. Learn more about these types of licenses and how they are different.Read More
Ignition Interlock Device Myths vs. Facts
Installing an ignition interlock device can be confusing, especially if you’re not familiar with the devices and how they work. We’re here to debunk some of the most common myths and misconceptions people have around IIDs and how they work, so you can install your device with peace of mind.Read More
Ignition Interlock Device Types & Features Required By State
Ignition interlock devices are typically mandated following a drunk driving offense (DUI, OUI, DWI, or OWI). The devices allow offenders to drive, but require them to take a breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) test and pass before they can start their vehicle.Read More
Ignition Interlock Tips for Cold Weather
Your interlock device gives you the freedom to get where you need to go safely. While interlock devices are built to withstand a lot of weather fluctuations, extreme heat and cold can cause some challenges. Luckily, we have many suggestions for things you can do to protect your device from extreme cold.Read More
Ignition Interlock Tips: 5 Things You Should Avoid
When you need an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle, the first thing you need to do is learn how to use the device. And you also need to understand things you shouldn’t do. We've compiled a list of the top five steps to practice when you have a car breathalyzer to keep things running smoothly.Read More
How to Handle a Car Repair with an Interlock Device
Every vehicle needs routine maintenance and the occasional repair — even those vehicles with an ignition interlock device installed. In most cases, you’ll have your ignition interlock device installed for six months or more, so it’s likely you’ll need regular maintenance like an oil change during your interlock term. It’s also possible you’ll need a different kind of repair, or a part will need replacing.Read More
How to Use a Car Breathalyzer
An ignition interlock device is a big change. Once your device is installed, you will be unable to start your vehicle without taking and passing a breath alcohol content (BrAC) test. The way you test and operate the ignition interlock device or car breathalyzer does vary depending on which interlock provider you choose, but the testing requirements will be similar as these are mandated by the state.Read More
Transfer Interlock Device to a New Car
Whether you’re installing for the first time in a newly purchased vehicle or switching from one vehicle to another, this blog should help you learn what to expect.Read More
What Ignition Interlock Devices Have GPS Tracking?
Ignition interlock devices are very effective tools in preventing drunk driving. Each year, the devices stop hundreds of thousands of drivers during attempts to drive with alcohol in their system. The devices require the driver to take a Breath Alcohol Content (BrAC) test and pass before they can start their car. Many states use these devices as a penalty for drunk driving in an effort to make roads safer, and prevent relapse.Read More
How to Lower BAC Fast: Myths and Tips
There are a lot of myths floating around about how you can sober up or trick a breathalyzer after a night of drinking. They might include eating a certain food, sucking on a penny, or drinking a pot of coffee. However, these myths are not actually true, and doing these things won’t miraculously sober you up.Read More
Ignition Interlock Device Violations & Penalties
Every interlock on the market requires users to provide a breath alcohol content (BrAC) sample in order to start their vehicle. Though it varies by state, the typical allowable limit is around .02 percent.Read More
Car Breathalyzer Costs: Installation, Monthly Fee, & More
Drunk driving is a very costly offense. There are expenses including financial penalties, increased insurance costs, lost wages, and interlock costs. We will break down the various car breathalyzer costs specifically.Read More
What Happens During a Random Interlock Retest?
In order to ensure that the driver remains sober, ignition interlock devices are programmed to request random retests during most trips.Read More
How Does Alcohol Affect Driving?
It’s well-known that alcohol affects your judgment the more you drink. It also impacts your fine motor skills, reaction time, and other mental abilities. This is why intoxicated people often make bad decisions they normally would never make. Often, this poor judgment can lead to driving while intoxicated despite the danger.Read More
Best Breathalyzer for Vehicles
When choosing an ignition interlock provider, the first step is to find out what providers are approved in your state. When interlock installation is mandatory, customers must select from a list of approved providers, as the devices must be monitored by the monitoring authority.Read More
Finding a State-Approved Interlock Provider
When an interlock device is court-mandated, you are required to install an IID from a state-approved provider. These providers work with your state’s monitoring authority to keep your data secure while sharing it with the proper channels.Read More
Intoxalock vs. LifeSafer: How They Compare
Ignition interlock devices are used by most states to prevent drunk driving. When an individual is convicted of an alcohol-related driving offense, they must get an ignition interlock device, or IID, installed. Sometimes these devices are referred to as car breathalyzers, or breath alcohol ignition interlock devices (BAIID).Read More
Intoxalock vs. Smart Start: Which Interlock Provider is Best?
In many states, ignition interlock devices are required or mandated by the court system for alcohol-related offenses. People convicted of driving under the influence, or DUI, are often required to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed for a specific length of time. Some drivers may even choose to get a device installed voluntarily to help maintain sobriety.Read More
Mobile Interlock Installation FAQs
In some states, interlock providers are allowed to offer mobile installation services. This means that the installation technician will come to you at your home or workplace to install your interlock device. In some cases, you may need to visit the installation center for calibration, but other states also offer mobile calibration services.Read More
Portable Breathalyzers: Cost, Accuracy, and More
Ignition interlock devices are often called car breathalyzers. Portable breathalyzers are similar to IIDs, but have one key difference. Portable breathalyzers are wireless, whereas interlock devices are wired directly into the car’s ignition. We will answer all your most frequently asked questions about these unique devices.Read More