Do you need an Ignition Interlock Device because of a DUI? This handheld device in your vehicle may seem foreign to you at first. Many questions could be running through your head right now. Is this Interlock Device a reliable product like your other electronic devices such as your cell phone?
It turns out that Interlock Devices can be a lot more different than you think from other electronic products, but in a good way. Plus, if you choose Smart Start as your provider, you’ll be in even better hands.
Smart Start’s Interlock Devices are state-certified and follow federal NHTSA standards, which means they must go through rigorous testing and compliance before it is even in your vehicle to use. Let’s go over this in more detail, and why Interlock Devices are different than other consumer electronic products.
About Ignition Interlock Devices
When you install an Interlock Device because of a DUI court or state order, you need to take tests every time you start your vehicle and throughout your drive with random running retests. Your Interlock Device must work properly by prompting for the tests, measuring your results and storing them throughout your requirement period. That period could last for up to a year or more. Your Interlock Device must stay reliable and operate without hassle every single time throughout your program. Although no electronic product is perfect, Smart Start helps drivers get back on the road the easiest and quickest.
You may also wonder how the weather affects your Interlock Device. If it’s safely tucked away in your vehicle, whether it’s extremely hot or cold, a Smart Start Interlock Device will operate the same as any other robust, electronic product!
How the Smart Start Interlock Device Differs from Other Consumer Electronic Products
Smart Start Interlock Devices are assembled here in the U.S. in Texas. By doing this, we are ensuring our manufacturing, engineering, repairing and testing processes provide quality assurance every time we develop our devices. Other providers’ Interlock Devices are manufactured outside of the U.S., and consequently, they have no manufacturer oversight of their devices installed in the U.S.
But here’s another key difference comparing Smart Start from other Interlock Device providers, or even other electronic products in general.
Smart Start offers ongoing support and an obligation to our clients that puts us above other electronic devices. Unlike your phone, your regular calibration visits to Smart Start service centers ensure our continued commitment to you and your program.
At the end of the day, convenience and reliability are key to your Interlock Device program. You should install a device knowing that you will be taken care of and that you have service available. Smart Start can provide this peace of mind for you and more as the leader of Ignition Interlock Devices.
If you have any questions about Smart Start Interlock Devices, feel free to call our Customer Care Center at (800) 831-3299. They are standing by 24/7/365 to help schedule your installation appointment, answer service questions and walk you through the process. We know your state’s DUI laws and can help you make the Interlock requirement part a whole lot easier.
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