The Determinator and Determinator II

The Determinator®

• Simple and safe to follow voice commands.

• Prevents accidents and saves lives.

• User-friendly and discreet

• Contact us to find out which model is appropriate for your state!

The Determinator II®

Our Alcohol Detection System (ADS), The Determinator II® is a state-of-the-art, ignition interlock automotive safety device. The system analyzes blood alcohol content and determines if a driver is within a legal limit to get behind the wheel. In order to start a vehicle with installed Determinator II® a breath sample must be given. If a certain level of alcohol is read, the vehicle will not start. The system analyzes blood alcohol content and determines if a driver is within a legal limit to get behind the wheel.

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Determinator II

Features

  • Easy-to-read digital displays and video sampling indicators.
  • Daily reminder of next calibration date.
  • Ergonomic, compact styling.
  • Easy to provide a sample.
  • Portable Handheld alleviates temperature, theft and privacy concerns.
  • Lightweight and flexible provides ease of use when providing rolling retests.

The Determinator®

Our Alcohol Detection System (ADS), The Determinator®, is a state-of-the-art ignition interlock device. Ignition interlock devices are increasingly effective in reducing drunk driving accidents and deaths. They have also been shown to dramatically reduce the number of those convicted of drunk driving who, nevertheless, continue driving. The Determinator® analyzes blood alcohol content and determines if a driver is within a legal limit to get behind the wheel. In order to start a vehicle with an installed ADS, a breath sample must be given. If a certain level of alcohol is read, the vehicle will not start. The setting can be adjusted as necessary from a zero to a required level.

The durable ignition interlock device hardware consists of a user-friendly and discreet mouthpiece, and a control module, which is wired to the vehicle.

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The Determinator device

Features

  • Easy-to-read digital displays and video sampling indicators.
  • Simple, bilingual voice commands and tone prompts.
  • Detachable handheld device.
  • Personalized, sanitary mouthpieces for breath sampling.
  • Daily reminder of next calibration date.
  • Toll-free number for local distributors.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable customer service representatives.

Important do's
and don'ts

Do

Take a deep lung breath before you blow into the mouthpiece.

Be sure to form a good seal with your lips around the mouthpiece as you exhale.

Blow with a firm even pressure until the tone stops.

Make sure you always respond to the rolling retest.

Focus. Do remember you will be asked to do a rolling retest. Don't be distracted by the request for a breath sample while driving; you have up to 30 seconds.

Practice the rolling retest in a safe area, i.e., a parking lot, to get used to focusing on driving while providing a breath sample.

Think ahead. Don't use mouthwash or cough medicine immediately before using the device. Don't smoke tobacco products immediately before using the device or blow smoke directly into the sensor head.

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The Determinator® ignition interlock system

Do Not

Attempt to circumvent or tamper with unit or lockout will occur. You will be subject to strict penalties.

Try having someone else provide the breath sample or drive someone else's car. You will be subject to strict penalties.

How The Determinator® Works

The device controls the operation of a vehicle as follows:

  • When the key is turned a voice prompts the driver to prepare to give a breath test.
  • The driver has over 60 seconds to provide a deep lung breath sample.
  • The breath sample is analyzed in 8-10 seconds.
  • Allows 6-8 seconds resamples as needed
  • After test completion, a voice either prompts the driver to start the car or lets him/her know it will not start (a lockout condition).
  • To discourage someone else from providing the original breath sample, “random rolling retests” are given at intervals after starting.
  • If a retest is failed, a voice instructs the driver to pull over and shut off the car. If this instruction is ignored, the horn sounds and the lights blink until the car is shut off.
  • The system’s computer records all test and pertinent driving data. This is downloadable and printable. Any attempt at tampering with the unit registers in this data log as well.

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