Do you need an Ignition Interlock, but the court or state office also specifies that you need a camera and/or modem in addition to the device? Let’s talk about what these accessories mean, and why more states are using cameras and modems with their Ignition Interlock requirement criteria.
Ignition Interlock Cameras and Modems Explained
When you choose your state-approved Ignition Interlock provider, such as Smart Start, they will have all the elements you need to ensure you are following your court and/or state Interlock DUI requirements.
One of these elements of the program could be the camera. These cameras can come in different shapes and sizes depending on your vendor. Smart Start’s small, cube-size camera is the preferred choice because of its discreet appearance, just like our own Interlock Devices!
The camera’s purpose is to snap a photo of you whenever you perform a test with the Interlock Device. It will NOT record you! The camera is helpful in many instances. For example, if another driver like a friend is attempting to start your vehicle, but they have alcohol in their system. The camera can prove that the tests provided were not from you. However, this does NOT mean that you won’t be held responsible for the violation in some states. It’s best to make sure your friends and/or family haven’t been drinking before allowing them to operate your vehicle.
Now let’s go into what a modem with an Interlock Device means.
Ignition Interlock Modems
A modem provides real-time results of your tests to whomever your Interlock authority is, such as a probation officer. This accessory makes your program more convenient because it proves your compliance and accountability right away while you are using your Interlock Device. Not only that, but the modem also provides less download time at your monthly calibration or service appointments. With Smart Start and its products and technology, you’ll be in and out in minutes!
Cameras and modems are increasingly becoming more popular in the states as a requirement under their Interlock and DUI laws. A camera and modem as part of your Interlock program determines that it is you who is taking the test while providing test results right away, which helps your DUI case.
The ever-growing sophistication and reliability of Ignition Interlock program technology can only mean your experience will be seamless and easy. With the accessories and services that come with your Interlock program, you are proving your commitment to safer driving habits. Plus, you’ll likely reinstate your driving privileges sooner rather than later.
If you do need to install an Ignition Interlock right away, Smart Start can help with many locations and fair pricing with discreet Interlock Devices at (800) 831-3299. We’ll provide you a quote, your closest location and information regarding what’s all involved with your Interlock program!