The Determinator and Determinator II

The Determinator®

• Easy to follow voice commands

• Prevents accidents and saves lives

• User-friendly and discreet

• Optional camera and GPS features available on the Determinator II®

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The Determinator II®

The Determinator II® is Alcohol Detection Systems’ state-of-the-art, ignition interlock device.  The device analyzes and measures the blood alcohol content of a driver before the vehicle can be started.  If no alcohol is detected, the car can be started.  If alcohol is detected at a level above the state requirements, the vehicle will not start.

The durable ignition interlock device consists of a user-friendly, detachable hand-held with a built-in camera option, and a vehicle module discreetly mounted under the dashboard.

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Determinator II

Features

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

The Determinator®

The Determinator® is Alcohol Detection Systems’ 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 repeat offenders who continue driving under the influence. The Determinator® analyzes and measures blood alcohol content of a driver before the vehicle can be started.  In order to start a vehicle with an installed ADS, a breath sample must be given. If a certain level of alcohol is detected above the state requirements, the vehicle will not start. The setting can be adjusted as necessary.

The durable ignition interlock device consists of a user-friendly, detachable hand-held, and a vehicle module discreetly mounted under the dashboard.  

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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
  • Quick and convenient calibrations
  • Reliable device

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.

Have someone else provide the breath sample while driving the car. The person driving the vehicle must provide the sample.

Use products that contain alcohol prior to providing a breath sample.




***Per state requirements, strict penalties may be assessed if the program is not followed according to state mandated requirements.***

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
  • 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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