How Much Does An Ignition Interlock Device Cost?

An alcohol interlock is an electronic breath-testing device connected to the ignition of cars, motorcycles, and heavy vehicles. Typically targeted at high-risk, serious, and repeat offenders, enrolment on the alcohol interlock program follows a disqualification period and requires an alcohol interlock device to be fitted to the offender’s vehicle by an approved service centre.

Drivers must provide a breath sample that the interlock analyses for the presence of alcohol before the vehicle will start. If a positive sample is detected, the vehicle will not start. Randomly timed breath tests must also be passed during a journey.

 As part of your offender alcohol interlock program, you will be given a new licence with an interlock condition, meaning you cannot legally drive any vehicle without an ignition interlock device fitted. If you own multiple vehicles and wish to drive them, you must have an alcohol interlock fitted to each vehicle.

Ignition Interlock Device Cost

If you have been issued with a court order, when it comes to installing your breathalyser for car ignition here at Guardian, interlocks are charged on month by month basis as a lease. All participants are charged with the installation cost plus the first month upfront. Some states require a breathalyser for car ignition to have cameras. The camera takes a photo of the driver when their breath sample is submitted to reduce the driver’s risk of bypassing the program. These installation costs vary state by state, depending on if your device needs to be equipped with a camera.

After the first month, participants will return on a monthly, bi-monthly (60 days), or, in some cases, quarterly basis (90 days) for servicing based on your state’s requirement.

The length of an alcohol interlock program will also affect the cost of the overall program. These can vary state by state from 3 months up to 4 years.

Here at Guardian Interlock, we offer a Loss Protection Plan. This small monthly insurance limits your liability costs of replacing the interlock should it be stolen. It covers replacement up to a certain amount, provided you meets the terms and conditions of the program.

Compliance with your interlock program rules will also help keep your costs down. Ensure that you return on time and follow the guidelines provided by your state authority. Information on compliance rules can be found in our user manual and compliance guide that will be given to you during training.

Ignition interlock device costs vary depending on your state. Find out the various schedule fees for interlock programs for each state here:

Things you should take into consideration when choosing an ignition interlock provider:


Location Of The Interlock Provider

When choosing an interlock provider, you need to take into consideration if there is a convenient location for installation and continued servicing of your device. Alcohol interlock programs run for a number of months, and to ensure your experience is as seamless as possible, it’s important to choose a provider with a service centre near you. When you sign up with Guardian Interlock, you can attend any of our service centres located in metropolitan and regional areas nationwide. Because modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, we only use suitably qualified Auto Electricians and Mechanics to ensure that the interlock is correctly and seamlessly integrated into your vehicle.

You may install your device close to home and service close to work to cut down on the amount of work you may miss due to servicing requirements. By choosing a provider with an Australia wide network, you will never be caught out even when travelling.

Does The Ignition Interlock Provider Have An Emergency Assistance Line?

It is beneficial to choose an interlock provider with an emergency assistance line available. Emergency technical support is excellent if you have difficulties with your device and need to get back on the road. Guardian has an emergency assistance line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Choose Guardian Interlock for Your Interlock Device Installation

If you want a breathalyser for car ignition, your first thought is probably, “Where can I get an interlock device installed near me?”.

At Guardian Interlock, we understand you have options for ignition interlock providers. Guardian Interlock is an Australian independent, family-owned company that has provided alcohol ignition interlock programs – from interlock device installation to removing interlock device – to safety-conscious individuals, private companies, and state authorities for over twenty years, preventing the operation of vehicles by impaired drivers.

Guardian Interlock also provides alcohol interlocks for private and commercial customers who voluntarily install a Guardian alcohol interlock. These customers range from businesses enhancing their road safety posture to private individuals who believe they may be susceptible to problematic drinking and driving.

We provide voluntary interlock device installations, servicing and removing interlock devices to users in metropolitan and regional areas nationwide via our network of approved service centres at affordable ignition interlock device costs.

Plus, Guardian offers flexible payment options for private interlocks including outright purchase, rent to buy or lease to ensure the alcohol installation cost is accessible to all. Contact our friendly Guardian team for specific quotes on private and commercial alcohol interlock installation costs.

Guardian understands your need for a vehicle, whether for work, commuting, family, or other responsibilities. We’re dedicated to assisting clients to remain compliant and on the road. That is why our customer care representatives are available to take your calls 8.30-5.00 Monday to Fridays.

We also have an assistance line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in an emergency. Please bear in mind that during COVID-19, the number of enquiries has increased so that delays may be incurred.

Guardian Interlock is one of Australia’s most reputable interlock suppliers, with locations across Australia. Therefore, you can be confident that your Guardian approved service centre is qualified for interlock device installation, servicing and removing interlock devices, and our devices comply with your state’s regulations. Email or call 1300 881 005 today to get started with your alcohol interlock program.

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