Private Interlock SystemsPrivate or Commercial Use
Guardian’s interlock devices are not exclusively for drink driving offenders. Many private and commercial customers choose to install our alcohol interlocks on their vehicles, including responsible business owners, safety-conscious individuals, and parents.
Alcohol interlocks for private and commercial use can be purchased or hired and are programmable to meet the owner’s requirements. Guardian can fit alcohol interlocks to virtually any vehicle. The interlock is fitted to the ignition and requires a breath test. If the result exceeds a pre-determined alcohol level, the driver is prevented from starting the vehicle.
If you’re interested in installing a private interlock system, contact our friendly and knowledgeable team today.
Road Based Business
Do you run a road-based business? A drunk driver is a disaster waiting to happen. Safeguard your business with alcohol interlocks and workplace testing systems from Guardian.
High Risk Workplace
Alcohol use can spell a disaster at the workplace. Protect your staff, customers, and business with bespoke employee alcohol testing systems from Guardian.
Professional Sporting Team
Do you manage a professional sports club? Make sure your team is making headlines for all the rights reasons with our bespoke professional interlock systems.
Give yourself peace of mind knowing your child will not be able to drive under the influence of alcohol with an alcohol interlock. Parents can view any attempted breaches, giving parents the opportunity to address their child’s behaviour and encourage safer driving habits.
If somebody you love has a drinking problem, they may be engaging in dangerous behaviours such as drink driving. They could be risking their life and the lives of others. You can help by encouraging them to seek professional help and consider having an alcohol interlock fitted to their vehicle.
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
What is the Duration of Private and Commercial Interlock Programs?
Alcohol interlocks for private and commercial use are available for purchase or hire and are completely programmable to meet the owner’s requirements.
If you are a business owner who requires employees to drive, you must make sure they are 100% safe on the road each day. An alcohol interlock system can help employers monitor any unlawful behaviour in company vehicles. Alternatively, if you have an employee who has made a mistake with alcohol but requires access to a vehicle for their occupation, as the employer, you may require such employees to use an alcohol interlock system to ensure road safety.
What are the Fees?
Alcohol interlocks for private and commercial use vary in cost depending on the state, the amount of devices required, frequency of servicing and/or reporting and the type of vehicles that require alcohol interlock installation. For specific quotes on private and commercial alcohol interlocks, contact our friendly Guardian team.
What Happens If Drivers Fail a Breath Test When Using the Interlock?
If the interlock device detects alcohol in the driver’s breath sample, indicating that they may be driving under the influence, the device will register a ‘fail’ and prevent the ignition from starting, commonly known as a ‘lockout.’ This safety measure is designed to prevent drunk driving and protect both the driver and others on the road.
After a set period, the driver will be able to complete another breath test. If they pass, they can start the vehicle normally. If they fail again, they will need to wait another set period before attempting another test.
The device will also record information about the failed test, including the date, time, and alcohol level detected. The owner of the vehicle will be notified of the failed test and may be required to report the incident to authorities, depending on the laws in their jurisdiction.
Is It Possible to Bypass or Tamper with the Interlock?
Alcohol interlocks are devices used to prevent individuals from driving while under the influence of alcohol. They are fitted with anti-tamper systems that require a specific breath sample volume to be provided. Additionally, random breath samples are requested throughout the journey. If tampering is suspected, the vehicle will be disabled using a specific device or system. In such cases, the driver will be liable for a service fee.
I Haven't Been Drinking, But the Ignition Interlock Has Detected Alcohol In My Breath Sample – Why Is This?
There could be a number of reasons for failing a breathalyser test – certain foods or mouthwash containing alcohol, for example. To minimise the risk of a false positive, we recommend that you do not eat or drink for 5-15 minutes prior to taking the test and that you rinse your mouth with water first. If you think this may be the reason for your test failure, wait a few minutes and try again. Your user manual provides you with advice on this. If you continue to have problems with your interlock device, please contact Guardian or your nearest service centre for advice.
Leading Interlock Products
Guardian offers premium quality, accurate and effective interlock systems for vehicles across Australia. To learn more about the products that we offer and install at our Service Centres, please follow the link below.