What Is an Alcohol Detection System (ADS)?

According to California law, a person can have their driver’s license taken away from a first offense DUI if you refuse a breath test or have BAC that is too high. If you are driving a commercial vehicle, the limit that results in revocation is half the amount of a person for a noncommercial vehicle.

Another effect of getting a DUI in California is that the court may require you to have an alcohol detection system installed in your vehicle. What does this mean?

An ADS, such as an ignition interlock device (IID), is a system installed in your car that doesn’t allow you to start it up if you have had too much to drink. Basically, an IID is a breath test that is attached to your car’s ignition system. Blow a number higher than the legal amount, and the vehicle will not start. When your BAC is back to safe levels, you can breathe into the device and start your engine.

ADS/IID Installation and Calibration in San Diego

If you have been required by the courts to have a system like this installed, you want it calibrated properly, so it doesn’t prevent you from driving when your BAC is within the legal limits. You also want it to be installed discreetly, so you don’t have to explain what it is to anyone who looks inside your vehicle or rides with you as a passenger.

Soundiego is here to help. We are a recommended installer by both companies approved by the state of California to make these devices. To learn more, contact us today by calling 619.582.5577. You can also request a custom quote for your installation online via our website.

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