LifeSafer vs. Smart Start

SmartStart vs Lifesafer

Which provider has the best pricing?

Some providers may try to get money from you upfront with required deposits or account setup fees to schedule an installation. LifeSafer understands this is a difficult time and doesn’t pressure you into a required deposit. You’ll get honest and transparent pricing every time, hassle free.


  • No Deposit Required

Smart Start

  • May Require Deposit

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Who makes installation easier?

Scheduling your installation is an important step. You want a company that has a quick and convenient process to ensure you get back on the road as quickly as possible. When choosing between LifeSafer and Smart Start, the choice is clear.

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  • Schedule online through No-Call Install
  • Schedule with a friendly state expert
  • 5 minute scheduling process
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  • Calls take up to 20 minutes
  • No online scheduling available

*Industry sampling has shown that calls can take up to 20 minutes

Who has the best installation and service locations?

Finding the best installation and service location will be a key part of your interlock program. You will need to find a location that is knowledgeable, state certified, and convenient.

Only locations that meet LifeSafer’s state certified and thorough vetting processes earn our trust. Schedule your ignition interlock install with a state certified location today.

LifeSafer Locations

  • Best Quality Nationwide In-Person Location Coverage
  • Guaranteed Same Day Installation or Your First Month Free
  • Excellent Location Quality

Smart Start Locations

  • Nationwide Locations
  • Same Day Installation Not Guaranteed

Who has better customer service?

Choosing an interlock provider that has excellent customer service is one of the most important factors when selecting your device. You will want to go with a provider that makes contacting them easy and answers questions quickly.

LifeSafer has always been rated as top-rated customer service for ignition interlock providers. LifeSafer offers call-in, online chat, and client portal options for your customer service needs. Smart Start does not offer online chat, but you can call in for service questions.

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