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What Kind of Breathalyzer Should I Buy?

For many, when thinking of a breathalyzer, one might think of a police officer pulling out a big industrial designed breathalyzer, with buttons and lights that could only be there to intimidate a user, comes to mind. For some, it's the little keychain breathalyzer their friend bought while purchasing a 36 mode massage chair at the mall. With this, there is a great range of breathalyzers for sale, and we hope this guide will help you find the right breathalyzer for you.


Professional Breathalyzer

At Advanced Safety Devices, we work with law enforcement agencies, clinics, workplace safety teams, courts, and military branches that require professional, easy to use, accurate, and reliable alcohol breathalyzers. What makes these breathalyzers different is their innovative design intended for professional use. They can be used for personal use and if your budget allows it, you will be testing yourself with the same breathalyzer standards these professionals require. You may be surprised to find how affordable they are when avoiding the price of a DUI.

AlcoMate AccuCell AL9000

AlcoMate AccuCell AL9000 uses a fuel cell sensor to accurately measure an individual's BAC from their breath. With one button, the AL9000 takes the guess work out of using a professional breathalyzer without sacrificing features. The AccuCell AL9000 is one of the only breathalyzers on the market to feature an optional PC connect kit. Have the AL9000 plugged in via USB to your Windows PC, and retrieve your results on your computer. Assign a tester and user name, and export the results with time stamp to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

The AlcoMate AccuCell AL9000 also features a robust amount of features to make it one of the most durable breathalyzers available. Its advance fuel cell sensor, allows for rapid testing without worry.

AlcoMate Premium AL7000

AlcoMate Premium AL7000 is our bestselling award winning breathalyzer. Similar in design to the AL9000, the AlcoMate Premium AL7000 uses an industry exclusive patented PRISM sensor. PRISM allows for the AL7000 sensor module to be replaced, in the field by anyone without training. Simply open up the back door and pull out the used sensor module, and plug in a pre-calibrated sensor. Within seconds, your AL7000 is ready to test for alcohol. This eliminates costly calibrations and postage, saving one time and money. With available hard carrying case and 12v DC adapter, it's easy to see how the AlcoMate Premium has become the most recognized name in quality breathalyzers.

Safe-Way Single Use Alcohol Detector

Safe-Way Single Use Breathalyzer uses a chemical reaction that will activate crystals inside the tester to only change color when a certain amount of alcohol is blown through the tester. Safe-Way breathalyzers are one of the most popular choices of breathalyzers for schools, office functions, trade show promotion, and the military. They promote safety by providing the tools necessary to test individuals for alcohol quickly. Users just blow through the tube, wait 1-2 minutes, and if there is a color change, then the threshold amount alcohol is present. Safe-Way can test for .02% for zero-tolerance situations, .04%, .05%, and .08% for legal limit testing.


Personal Breathalyzers

Buying a breathalyzer for home use or on the road is becoming a valuable resource in giving yourself the best chance to monitor your intoxication level and the level of those around you. Consumer level breathalyzers have come a long way, and many of them employ many of the same features you see on professional level breathalyzers. What you want to avoid is novelty grade breathalyzers that wrap around a keychain or don't give a digital readout of your BAC%. Here are our recommendations for personal use breathalyzers.

AlcoMate Prestige AL6000

Just like the AlcoMate Premium, the AlcoMate Prestige AL6000 uses the same PRISM sensor technology. PRISM allows for the easy replacement of the sensor module, without having to send your breathalyzer in for a periodic calibration. A more ergonomic shape and color choice make the AlcoMate Prestige AL6000 one of the most popular choices for personal breath alcohol testing. The AlcoMate Prestige stands on a foundation of 10 years of research and development designing one of the most accurate semi-conductor sensors available.

An alternative to the AlcoMate Prestige, is the AlcoMate Core Breathalyzer. The AlcoMate Core has all the same accuracy and design, with a hard wired sensor. This lowers the cost of the Core, making it a more affordable option for users looking for a solid breathalyzer.

AlcAlert BT5500

The AlcAlert BT5500 breathalyzer is the only Japanese made breathalyzer available in the market. Using an advanced sensor and clever design, the AlcAlert eliminates the need for mouthpieces, and allows for quick tests to determine an individual's BAC. Small enough to fit in any pocket, the AlcAlert's sleek design and LCD display make it an attractive and accurate breathalyzer for personal use.


If you still unsure what kind of breathalyzer you should buy, always feel free to contact us so we can discuss your needs, and go over the different options available.

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