Myths About Interlock2024-04-11T20:21:15+00:00

Myths About Interlock

DUI Personal & Commercial Auto Insurance


Drivers are required to install an ignition interlock device into the vehicle, the minimum mandatory participation term can be found on your Notice of Suspension. Individuals must demonstrate a sustained ability to separate drinking and driving behaviors prior to completing the program.

Myths About Interlock

I heard it’s over $2000.00?2022-06-23T14:26:48+00:00

Installation depending on the vehicle is $150.00 to $250.00

The monitoring fee has a daily rate $3.42 which works out to approx $105.00 per month.

How long will it take to get an appointment?2022-06-23T14:26:23+00:00

Give Smartstart a call 844-432-4776, they have 21 locations across Alberta they include Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Calgary, Lloydminster, Grand Prairie, Lethbridge and Red Deer,Cold Lake, Fort McMurray.

I am diabetic.2022-06-23T14:26:07+00:00

The device does not detect key tones.

I heard toothpaste and mouthwash will set it off?2022-06-23T14:25:49+00:00

There are several “outside sources” which will cause a false positive. Some examples include mouthwash, pizza, and oranges. All outside sources can be eliminated with fresh air and water, so rinse your mouth, air out your vehicle and test again, if you pass within ten minutes the previous fail or warn will not be held against you.

Can someone else use my vehicle once the device is installed?2022-06-23T14:25:22+00:00

The device is not DNA specific; anyone can blow in it, however you are responsible for the unit and who ever blows in it. Any warns or fails blown by others are still on YOUR report.

How will the installation affect my vehicle?2022-06-23T14:25:00+00:00

All the technicians are ACS certified Interlock Ignition Installers. They are trained to install with minimal to no alterations to your vehicle, no mounting or holes are placed and it will not void your factory warranty.

Can I use my command start?2022-06-23T14:24:43+00:00

No, you are required to provide a breath sample prior to starting the vehicle.

Will the device drain my battery?2022-06-23T14:24:21+00:00

The device is equipped with a 3 Volt Lithium Ion battery which will maintain the memory while the vehicle is off and the handset is unplugged. The system is also programmed to power down after fifteen minutes of inactivity.

If I blow a fail will my car will shut off?2022-06-23T14:23:59+00:00

The device will never turn your vehicle off. It will tell you to pull over if and an alarm horn, installed under the hood, will go off until you find a safe place to pull over.

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