Best ignition interlock & breathalyzer devices

Finding the best ignition interlock device

When choosing an ignition interlock device, you want to make sure you select one that’s easy to use, reliable, accurate and cost efficient. Just as important as selecting the right device is selecting the company that offers it. Ignition interlock providers are held to high quality standards and when these standards aren’t met, sanctions and/or suspensions may be applied which can affect customers.

Things to consider when choosing an interlock provider

After reviewing the best ignition interlock providers that are certified in the United States, Intoxalock is a clear winner in many categories.


After analyzing ignition interlock device pricing, Intoxalock had the most features for the lowest price. Some other vendors had cheaper pricing but seemed to sacrifice quality and necessary features such as camera, GPS and real time reporting. Intoxalock also seems to offer discounts in many states such as free installation and the first month free.


Intoxalock devices are certified to meet even the toughest state’s regulations for technology standards. They appear to have obtained extensive testing for their devices and seem to make technology and accuracy a top priority. Intoxalock has been around for over 25 years and helped to develop the technology that is widely used today (fuel cell technology).

Easy to use

Intoxalock’s handheld is the easiest to use of all the ones that were reviewed. It has one simple button to push. The Intoxalock device requires the user to submit a simple blow test with a blow, inhale, blow pattern. This is the best blow method. The other breath test methods are a hum method and a straight blow method. The hum method is tricky to execute correctly and allows a lot of room for error. Customers with hum method devices describe the process as frustrating and confusing. Straight blow devices are easy to use but can be inaccurate and many states will not approve them.


When looking at installation locations, Intoxalock has more than any other ignition interlock provider, by far. This is an important factor to consider when choosing an interlock provider so you can find a location close to your work or home.


Navigating through the DUI process is tough enough. It’s important to do your research ahead of time to make sure you choose the best ignition interlock device provider to help you regain your driving privileges. Top providers will make the process easy and will help you get back on the road as quick as possible.


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