The Interlock 7000 consists of two components: handset and control unit. In the handset the breath sample is analysed. The control unit releases or blocks the starter relay of the vehicle. Once the vehicles ignition is switched on, the Interlock 7000 requests a breath sample from the driver. If the device detects an alcohol value above the set limit, it prevents the engine from being started. The device helps to systematically eliminate alcohol-related risks of accidents and to stop drink driving.
Quick operational readiness
Particular features of the Interlock 7000 are the extremely short warm-up and its quick readiness for use. At temperatures of more than 0 °C it is ready for immediate use. At temperatures below 0 °C the Interlock 7000 is still quickly ready for use. With an approved temperature range of -45 °C to 85 °C, it ensures that the device works reliably under all kinds of ambient conditions.
The design of the Interlock 7000 is appealing and ergonomic, with the mouthpiece on the back of the handset hence, not easily recognized as an alcohol ignition interlock device. The hygienic mouthpieces of the Interlock 7000 are completely biodegradable. The breath sample can be given in no time. The navigation on the color display makes the use of this device easy and intuitive. Additionally, colored LEDs on the device enhance the ease of use for the user.
Safe data handling
The data log of the Interlock 7000 saves all relevant events such as date, time, submission or refusal to submit a breath sample, measured alcohol concentration, engine starts and stops and any attempts to tamper with the device. The data is transferred from the control unit to the PC via an infrared interface or via Bluetooth. Downloaded data is available to authorized persons only. From creation to provision of the data special encryption methods guarantee data protection.
If the Interlock 7000 is equipped with an additional GPRS module it is possible for certain predefined events to transmit data automatically to the responsible entity or person via the GPRS module. This event can, for example, be an attempt to start the engine under the influence of alcohol.
The camera documents the submitted breath samples with pictures. It can be easily installed in each vehicle. The infrared technology ensures good image quality, regardless of whether it is day or night.
Reliable measurement technology
The Interlock 7000 specifically measures alcohol. The measuring result is reliable and precise. Also, attempts to bypass or manipulate the device are reliably identified and stored in the system. The device is able to identify whether the alcohol detected in the breath sample is actual breath alcohol or only mouth alcohol.
Proven Dr?ger technology
With more than 60 years of experience, Dr?ger is world market leader in breath alcohol measurement. The Alcotest product family is used by police authorities in many countries for traffic control. The Interlock 7000 uses the proven sensor technology of the Alcotest. Alcohol ignition interlocks by Dräger have successfully established for more than two decades.