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
Interlock Systems

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.

Road Based Business Interlock Systems

If your business relies on transport, safe driving is a top priority. After all, a driver impaired by alcohol is a serious danger to themself, the public and ultimately your business’s brand.

Guardian can fit alcohol interlocks to company vehicles to ensure they cannot be operated by drivers with blood alcohol levels over a pre-determined amount. Plus, owners will be notified of any attempted breaches, allowing you to identify and address any alcohol-related issues in your workplace.

Contact us today to discuss the perfect interlock solution for your business.

Examples of Road Based Businesses which may wish to use an interlock system include:

  • Package Delivery Services
  • Trucking Companies
  • Taxi and Driving Services
  • Food/Drink Truck
  • Bus Companies
  • Sales Representative

High Risk Workplace
Interlock Systems

Alcohol use can spell a disaster at the workplace. Protect your staff, customers, and business with bespoke employee alcohol testing systems from Guardian.

High Risk Workplace Interlock Systems

Safety is essential in every workplace, but specific industries must meet significantly higher standards in order to operate responsibly, such as construction, industry, maritime and rail. Alcohol impairment can be catastrophic in these high-risk environments, but the cost and labour that goes into regularly testing all employees are potentially very prohibitive.

Guardian can help you find the ideal solution for your testing needs, from innovative handheld sensors to fast, ignition alcohol interlocks for your fleet. Contact us today to discuss the many options available.

Examples of High Risk Workplaces which may wish to use an interlock system include:

  • Construction
  • Labouring
  • Industrial Workplaces
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture

Professional Sporting Team
Interlock Systems

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.

Professional Sporting Team Interlock Systems

Recently, there have been several high-profile drink driving arrests in the sports world. Thanks to social media, news travels fast, and reputations can be ruined in minutes. Such incidents can also impact the team’s performance, affect morale, and damage relationships between players.

If you manage a professional sports team, consider protecting your club with alcohol interlocks from Guardian. Fitted to the ignition, the interlock requires a breath test and prevents the driver from starting the vehicle if the result exceeds a pre-determined alcohol level. The result? Your team is free to focus on their performance, and your reputation remains intact. But most importantly, your players and the public are safe from harm.

Everybody wins when you put safety first. To find out how we can work with you and your team, contact us today.

Young Driver
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.

Young Driver Interlock Systems

We know it’s scary sending your beloved kids out onto the roads – believe us, we’ve been there! You trust your child, but you also know that everybody makes mistakes. However, with an alcohol interlock from Guardian, you can be sure drink driving won’t be an issue.

An alcohol interlock is fitted to a vehicle’s ignition and requires the driver to give a breath sample before starting the vehicle. As the limit for a P-plate driver is zero, the car will not start with even the smallest amount of detected alcohol.

Alcohol interlocks give parents peace of mind that if their child did try to drive under the influence of alcohol, they would be unable to do so. Parents will also be able to view any attempted breaches, giving them an opportunity to address the behaviour with their son or daughter and encourage safer driving habits.

Contact us today to discuss how a Guardian interlock system can help your young driver make safer choices.

Problem Drinkers
Interlock Systems

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.

Problem Drinkers Interlock Systems

At Guardian, we know that a lot of drink drivers struggle with alcohol abuse. We are sympathetic, but the fact is that drink driving kills. It kills the drivers, and it kills innocent members of the public. The pain caused to families is immeasurable, and we all need to work together to prevent it.

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.

An alcohol interlock will require the driver to give a breath sample before starting the vehicle. If alcohol is detected, the vehicle will not start. This will ensure that your loved one is unable to drive while drunk, potentially saving their life and the lives of others.

For their safety and your peace of mind, please consider an alcohol interlock. Contact us today to find out how we can help you to keep your loved ones safe.

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.

How Much Does A Private Ignition Interlock Device Cost?

Guardian’s Dignita AL100 interlock system is designed to cater to various needs, ensuring accessibility and affordability. Here’s a breakdown of the pricing options:

Purchase Option: For those who prefer outright ownership, the Dignita AL100 interlock can be yours for a one-time payment of $1,775. This option provides you with full control and ownership from day one.

Leasing Option: If you’re looking for flexibility, Guardian offers a leasing option at just $90.00 per month. With a minimum lease period of 6 months, this choice allows you to access the system without the commitment of ownership.

Rent To Buy Option: For those who wish to test the waters before committing, the “Rent to Buy” arrangement could be ideal. At $160 per month over a 12-month period, you can rent the Dignita AL100 interlock system with the option to purchase it at the end of the rental period.

It’s important to note that installation costs are not fixed and may vary depending on factors such as location and specific installation requirements. Guardian values transparency, and installation costs are arranged directly between the customer and their chosen installation centre. This allows you to choose the most cost-effective installation solution for your needs.

For specific quotes on private and commercial alcohol interlocks, contact our friendly Guardian team.

*Note: Prices correct as at February 2024

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.

Can Someone Else Drive My Car If It Has An Interlock Device Installed?

Yes, other individuals can drive your car even if an interlock device is installed, but there are important considerations to keep in mind.

The interlock device is designed to prevent the vehicle from starting if the driver has a measurable amount of alcohol in their breath. This means that any driver, not just the owner of the car, must pass the breath test to operate the vehicle.

It’s crucial to remember that as the owner of the vehicle, you are responsible for any readings recorded by the device. Therefore, if another person drives your car and fails the breath test, this will be recorded as a violation on your account, which could lead to penalties or an extension of the required interlock period.

For this reason, it’s important to ensure that anyone who drives your car understands how to use the interlock device and is aware of the implications of a failed test.

How Does An Ignition Interlock Device Work?

An ignition interlock device is a small, electronic mechanism installed in a vehicle to prevent drink driving. It works by requiring the driver to provide a breath sample before the vehicle can start. The device measures the alcohol content in the breath sample and if it’s above a pre-set limit, typically very low to ensure no influence of alcohol, the vehicle will not start.

Additionally, the device requires random retests while the vehicle is in operation, ensuring continued sobriety during a journey. The data from each breath test is recorded and can be reviewed by authorities or interlock program administrators.

This device is often mandated by courts for individuals convicted of drink driving offences, helping to promote responsible driving habits and ensuring road safety.

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