June 15, 2011
CINCINNATI, OH – LifeSafer Interlock Holdings, Inc. (“LifeSafer”), an industry pioneer and leading manufacturer and distributor of ignition interlock devices, which have been proven to reduce injuries and fatalities associated with drunk driving, has launched the new LifeSafer® Portable & Home Monitoring Unit (HMU).
“Our proven alcohol monitoring technologies have been used by more than 600,000 people over the past 20 years. With our new HMU, we’re taking this technology and combining it with a camera and our patent-pending target tracking. Target tracking puts the camera in control to ensure that we get a picture of the person taking the test. Using this with the in-home unit allows us to make sure the HMU technology rises to the level of integrity of the LifeSafer interlock system, in that it cannot be easily circumvented.” states Richard Freund, President of LifeSafer.
This type of Device is desirable for offenders who do not own a vehicle, are under hard suspension, are under house arrest, are out on bond, pending DWI/DUI charges, or require home and work monitoring in conjunction with an ignition interlock device. The LifeSafer HMU offers the ability to obtain evidential breath-alcohol test results with Positive ID to ensure compliance with the terms of an offender’s abstinence program.
- Alcohol-specific fuel cell – accurate measure of breath alcohol content (BAC)
- Ease of use – just plug it in and blow when requested by the device
- Portable and discreet design allows offender to be monitored daily anywhere – in and outside of the
home and on the job
- Daily, pre-programmed testing times are determined by the monitoring authorities. The HMU can also accept a test anytime the user desires
- Weekly or monthly scheduled downloading and reporting of all activity at 700+ convenient LifeSafer service locations
- Efficient test data reporting through the LifeSafer PLUS reporting system with secure and easy access to all Photographs and Testing Data
- Patent-pending Target Tracking – ensures positive photo ID
LifeSafer technology has always had duel benefits – for jurisdictions and for end-users. From an end-users’ perspective the HMU provides less (or no) jail time, which helps them get their lives back together – and keeps them productive members of society. From the judicial point of view, the HMU gives them the ability to monitor offenders in the home and actually transfer the cost of doing that onto the offenders, thereby saving millions of dollars for the judicial system and ultimately the taxpayers.
“One of the advantages of our system is not only that it saves millions of dollars for the jurisdictions, but it is also less money than existing home monitoring technologies that are currently in use,” states Craig Armstrong, VP of Sales and Marketing at LifeSafer. The daily cost of the HMU is less than a drink in a bar per day… making the LifeSafer HMU affordable for long-term use, as a condition of probation – rather than a short-term alternative to incarceration.
At LifeSafer, the focus is both mission and business. As Richard Freund says, “We make our living protecting public safety, saving lives, and rehabilitating some of our customers – getting them back on the right track.”
LifeSafer is the leading manufacturer of ignition interlocks in the US that installed in the vehicles of DUI offenders. LifeSafer Interlocks and alcohol monitoring technology systems are distributed through company owned operations and master distributor service providers that are solely dedicated to handling LifeSafer. For more information please visit www.lifesafer.com.
For more information, contact:Stella Bavely LifeSafer Interlock Holdings, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org (800) 634-3077, ext. 137