Smart Start Inc.

Smart Start Offers In Car breathalyzers, Alcohol Monitoring Car Ignition starter Interlock Devices for DUI Prevention and DWI Prevention

Smart Start Inc.

Grapevine , TX
United States
Contact Phone
P: (800) 880-3394


Smart Start is a privately held company based in Grapevine, TX. It began servicing clients in January of 1993. In the years since, it has built a reputation as the leader in alcohol monitoring. Smart Start technologies focus on ignition interlocks for vehicles as well as home alcohol monitoring devices. The company has built one of the largest, most successful programs in North America. To date Smart Start has serviced over a half million US clients and prevented over 6 million illegal vehicle starts. In 2008, Smart Start entered the global market developing a distribution system in 10 countries outside of the U.S. Going forward, the company plans to continue to expand both its international presence as well as its product offerings. Smart Start's domestic operation spans 46 states. It is seviced through 1000 service locations. Smart Start operates through a combined company owned and franchised platform. 39 States are franchised and 7 are company owned. The company supports all clients and monitoring authorities with a state of the art 24/7 bilingual call center located in Irving, TX. As the first provider to offer a camera with its ignition interlock, Smart Start holds a patent on its camera technology. In 2009, Smart Start introduced a device for home monitoring - Smart Start IN-HOM®. The IN-HOM device is portable and fully programmable based on monitoring requirements. IN-HOM allows a client to continue to travel or work without the use of straps, base units or additional phone lines. The unit only requires a standard wall outlet to operate, is camera equipped and competitively priced. The quality of Smart Start devices, their ease of operation, access to over 1000 service centers and a 24/7 bilingual Customer Support Center make Smart Start the vendor of choice for both clients and monitors. Its commitment to State of the Art Technology and Best of Class Service has established Smart Start as the industry leader. Smart Start's focus has not been limited to hardware. It has also developed proprietary software systems in-house (SmarTrac® and SmartWeb®) to deliver flexiblity, accuracy, customization and ease of reporting. In 2012, Smart Start is introducing its second and third generation camera modules as well as a module with GPS and cellular capability. Other new technologies and services are underdevelopment which could propel Smart Start into new monitoring arenas. Vertically integrated, Smart Start is the only firm in the industry that designs, develops, manufactures and markets both its product line and all support functions. The company was recently awarded ISO9001 Certification for its manufacturing processes. Ignition interlocks have proven to reduce death, bodily injury and property damage caused by drunk drivers. Monitoring is frequently a preferable alternative to jail time, reducing costs to taxpayers. Separating Drinking from Driving® allows offenders to work off their fines, support their families, pay their taxes, pursue treatment and contribute to society. Smart Start ... Setting The Standard In Alcohol Monitoring Technology™

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A Day of Labor: Separating Drinking from Driving Smart Start wishes you a happy and festive Labor Day weekend, but we also encourage you to drink responsibly and to stay off the roads after consuming alcoholic beverages. The cost of getting pulled over while intoxicated is substantial, costing thousands to tens of thousands of dollars in fines and court cost, and in some cases imprisonment. Your actions do affect others. Keep the roads safe for yourself and others by driving sober. Remember, buzz driving is drunk driving, so don’t put your own life or the life of another in danger. Many of our customers have court ordered Ignition Interlock Devices installed due to impaired driving related traffic stops and collisions. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in 2012 more than 10,000 people were killed in alcohol impaired driving collisions. Drunk driving is not only reckless, but most importantly, preventable. So enjoy your Labor Day weekend! Have good food, relish the company, the laughter, and maybe even get a little extra time in the sun. Just remember, while this holiday is an exciting time, you want to take a few steps to keep yourself and your guests safe this Labor Day weekend. If you’re hosting a party, or attending one, keep an eye out and make sure your friends and family are drinking responsibly. A single bad decision can ruin your Labor Day weekend, so if you do plan to offer drinks at your event or to consume alcohol this Labor Day weekend, we offer the following advice: •Designate a driver who will not consume alcohol before arriving to the event •Take other forms of transportation: cab, bus, train/subway, or carpooling •Spend the night at the location where the festivities are taking place •Always buckle up, it’s your best defense against an impaired driver •If you are intoxicated do not travel on foot, seek out a cab service, friend, or family member •Do not travel alone Labor Day is a tribute to the American Labor Movement. This day is dedicated to those that struggled, fought, and even died in their pursuit of social and economic achievements over wages and working conditions. For others, this day represents an epic sales weekend much like black Friday. But for the majority of Americans, this day represents a time to BBQ and spend time with your family and friends. Take part in the holiday, make it exciting and remember what it’s all about… a day off work to rest, relax, and enjoy your loved one’s company; one of many goals, the American Labor Movement helped us secure. From all of us at Smart Start, have a safe Labor Day weekend!