Smart Start is a U.S.-based, alcohol monitoring corporation headquartered in Grapevine, Texas. Smart Start’s background began in 1992. Since then, we have become the largest provider of Ignition Interlock Devices in the United States while also providing portable alcohol monitoring services.
The company formally known as Smart Start, Inc. is now registered under the name 1A Smart Start, LLC. Smart Start was founded in 1992, and quickly became a leader in the rapidly growing Ignition Interlock industry with more than 600 employees.
Smart Start began with the exclusive service and distribution of Ignition Interlock Devices (IID). Over the years, Smart Start changed and adapted to also include other alcohol monitoring services, such as portable devices. Smart Start opened for business with a focus on road safety and sobriety as a software-driven company that allows for non-subjective reporting and monitoring of their devices for clients.
To date, the company has serviced over 1 million U.S. clients, and has prevented over 11 million illegal vehicle starts. In addition, Smart Start has provided over one billion “safe” (under the legal limit) starts.
As an early trendsetter, Smart Start has set many industry standards:
First to offer camera technology for positive identification of the Ignition Interlock client
First to offer a bilingual call center to assist with product support
First to offer and provide continuing education programs/courses for monitoring authorities
First coined and developed the concept of the Judicial Services Liaison (JSL), whose function is to communicate, educate, and inform about products and services
Introduction and continued development of its proprietary SmarTrac™ software platform
Successful launch of the innovative IN-HOM™ portable alcohol monitoring device, including the S.M.A.R.T. Mobile™
The Future for Smart Start
Smart Start’s background has always remained innovative. That’s why we continue to provide these objectives to further enhance the alcohol monitoring industry:
Creating more reliable and accurate Ignition Interlock Devices
Offering more professional, client-oriented services
Achieving greater judicial education and public acceptance of Ignition Interlock Devices
Expanding usage of Smart Start Ignition Interlock Devices to new states/countries
Penetrating new markets for Ignition Interlocks and portable alcohol monitoring devices
Providing the latest best practices to legislators, executive officials, courts, and other state authorities about state regulations for Ignition Interlock Devices in their respective area/s
Continuing to sponsor and support annual, and other, meetings of the Advisory Council of Judges, as well as similar meetings of probation chiefs, district attorneys, defense attorneys, Department of Public Safety offices and other similar officials
Continuing to work with state and local bar associations on continuing legal education issues related to Ignition Interlock Devices