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Alcohol Monitoring and Detection

The SOBERLINK SL2 alcohol monitoring detection system holds low risk participants accountable for their sobriety through wireless, handheld technology. SL2 has proven to be one of the most exciting and advanced tools introduced to Criminal Justice in many years. SOBERLINK is not as restrictive or punitive as an alcohol ankle bracelet, nor is it designed for individuals on house arrest who require stationary In-Home devices. SOBERLINK creates a new category of mobile alcohol detection system that allows the lower risk offender a discreet and portable solution for their alcohol monitoring.

 How Sober-Link SL2 Device Works

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During the breath test, the SL2 takes a picture of the user to confirm identity. The real-time photo and breath alcohol results are wirelessly transmitted on Verizon’s Private Network to SOBERLINK’s Monitoring Web Portal. Real-time alerts can be set up for contacts to be notified when signs of a relapse occur, such as a missed or positive test.

Sober Link 

  • Handheld, discreet, user-friendly
  • High-resolution camera for user verification
  • Professional Grade fuel cell
  • GPS location
  • Lithium-ion battery; 5+ day battery life
  • Cellular transmission on Verizon’s hosted Private Network

Soberlink creates lifestyle technology to help monitor a person’s alcohol addiction in early recovery. The automated web portal is designed to send daily test reminders to participants and alerts to case managers if there are signs of relapse.
When the client blows into the Soberlink device, it captures their Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC), and confirms their identity using our facial recognition software. The test data is then instantly sent to our web portal where notifications are triggered if there are signs a client is struggling with their addiction, or that warning signs of a relapse are present.

Soberlink’s recommendation is to test the client 2-3 times a day. The longer the clients uses Soberlink, the greater their chance for success and continued sobriety. That being said, we recommend making the schedule user-friendly for the client.
The two most important tests are in the early morning and later in the evening. We believe the client should know their test schedule rather than making it randomized. It’s our opinion, that random testing can lead to missed tests due to schedule conflicts, creating unnecessary anxiety for someone in early recovery. Random testing is the norm for urine testing due to the ease of circumvention, but with Soberlink’s daily testing, the same logic doesn’t apply.
How do you know it’s a real person on the device: Both the SL2 and SLBLUE devices have an embedded high-resolution camera that takes a picture of the client during the breath test and uses Facial Recognition software to automatically verify it’s the right client.
If someone tests positive on Soberlink, our system prompts the client to retest in 15 minutes. We call this a confirmation test. Incidental exposure to alcohol will dissipate in 15 minutes, so the follow up test will be clean. The additional data our system provides ensures that counselors are able to decipher the difference between consumption of alcohol versus environmental exposure.
Soberlink operates in the court ordered space, where a Judge, as a condition of the probation, mandates the person to use of Soberlink for a certain period of time. The technology is also widely used in Employee Assistance Programs where employers are seeing Soberlink as an alternative to urine alcohol testing.

Soberlink growing segment is in Addiction Treatment, where facilities are using Soberlink in their continued care programs. This is a completely new service for Treatment Centers and Soberlink allows them to engage longer with their clients and have a level of transparency that wasn’t available before.