Understanding Interlock Breathalysers | Process Of Installation To Removing Interlock Device

At Guardian Interlock we offer interlock breathalysers and interlock ignition devices for people who require them as a part of a state program due to a drink driving offence, and for people who may decide to install one for commercial or personal reasons.

Understanding what interlock breathalysers do, what the benefits are and understanding the process of installing an interlock device may be intimidating and difficult to grasp. This is why our experts at Guardian have simplified the benefits of interlock breathalysers and the process of installation to removing your interlock device.

Benefits of interlock breathalysers 

There are many benefits of interlock breathalysers. When devices are used for individuals within a state program, the device is installed into the vehicle and will prompt the driver to use the interlock breathalyser before the vehicle will start. The aim of this program is to separate drinking from driving and ensure people on the road are kept safe.

Interlock breathalysers may be used in both commercial and personal circumstances as well as in state programs. Personal interlock breathalysers are a great option if you are worried about a family member or friend’s driving habits, or if an individual chooses to install a device for their safety. In commercial settings interlock breathalysers are often used to ensure employees are being kept safe in work environments. 

Process of installation to removing interlock device 

At Guardian, we have a step-by-step process to understand what goes into the installation process and the removal of interlock device. Our aim is to help you understand how the device works, and provide you with information about completing your mandated period. 

  1. Schedule installation of your interlock device – find a local service centre that can install your interlock device for state programs, commercial or private use. 
  2. Install your interlock device – your interlock device should be able to be installed in most vehicles by a professional at one of our many service centres. Your chosen service centre will be able to provide you with a quote on installation costs. 
  3. Understand your interlock breathalyser and device through training – training on how to use your interlock breathalyser and device will be given during the installation process. The training will include how the device works, a demonstration on the device and the experts will answer any questions you may have. 
  4. If you are participating in a State program you must complete your mandated period – your interlock device will be used for the duration of your mandated period, with regular servicing which is dependent on state laws. Our service centres can service your device by appointment. 
  5. Removal of interlock device – removing your interlock device can be done at the end of your program or in some cases, voluntary at any time. At the completion of your program, our service centres can remove your device (fees apply), which you should bring your Government Authority Advice to if required. If you voluntarily remove your device at any time our service centres can remove your device (fees apply with an additional early termination fee) which can be reinstated if you install your device again at Guardian within 6 months of removing the interlock device. 

Our friendly team at Guardian Interlock can assist you with any questions you may have about ignition devices or the process of installation through to the removal of your device!

Choose Guardian Interlock for your ignition interlock breathalyser! 

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

Guardian Interlock 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.

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. Feel free to contact our friendly Guardian team for personalised quotes on private and commercial interlock device costs. Whether for offender programs or private/commercial use, the best way to keep costs down is to follow your provided User Manual/Compliance Guide to avoid additional servicing 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 am-5:00 pm Monday to Friday. 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 delays may be experienced.

Guardian Interlock is one of Australia’s most reputable interlock suppliers, with locations in every state in 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 admin@guardianinterlock.com.au or call 1300 881 005 today to get started with your alcohol interlock program.  

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