Breathalyzer Articles and Information

Our staff at not only finds the latest articles on breathalyzers, DUI laws, and the science of alcohol consumption, but we also spend hours writing our own articles to keep our customers informed with their portable breathalyzer.
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Breathalyzer Accuracy

Breathalyzer accuracy is a topic that gets brought up a lot when speaking with our customers. Since breathalyzers have become the most popular way to test for BAC (blood alcohol content), it is important to know how accurate these alcohol tests really are. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 09/12/2012, 2:25 PM

Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

Blood alcohol content or BAC refers to the amount of alcohol contained in a person's blood. It is measured as weight per unit of volume. Find out more about what exactly blood alcohol content is and how it affects your cognitive behavior. [More information]
Posted by Sarah on 05/10/2012, 11:18 AM

What is a breathalyzer?

The term "breathalyzer" is getting used more in media and is becoming a common word, but do you realy know what a breathalyzer is? This article will help define it and explain breifly how it works. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 04/11/2012, 2:30 PM

DUI Penalties in the State of Nevada

Like most of the states, Nevada has strict penalties that are imposed on drunk drivers. While it's okay to walk the streets under the influence, don't even think about operating a motor vehicle. Read this article to find out more about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol. [More information]
Posted by Sejal on 12/22/2011, 11:52 PM

DUI Penalties in the State of California

Do you know what the DUI penalties in the state of California are? If, you are like most Californian's you probably do not, unless that is, you work for the DMV. The reason it is important to know what the DUI penalties in the State of California are is often people fail to realize what can happen to them when they infringe upon these penalties. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 10/06/2010, 2:05 PM

The Importance of Breathalyzer Tests in Colleges

Did you know that alcohol is the number one drug used among adolescents under the age of 21? It has a higher percentage of users than tobacco and illicit drugs. So why do so many teenagers engage in drinking alcohol? [More information]
Posted by Sarah on 09/30/2010, 5:18 PM

Breathalyzers and Prom

Some of the most memorable experiences your children will have in their lifetime are when they attend their high school prom, formal or high school dance. It's a time for kids of their generation to socialize with each other, hang out with friends and have fun; however, have you taken time to think about what takes place after prom? [More information]
Posted by Sarah on 09/30/2010, 1:50 PM

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Own a Breathalyzer

Instead of having to change aspects of your life that you enjoy doing, you can prevent your life from taking a turn for the worse when you follow this list of top 10 reasons why you should own a breathalyzer. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 09/01/2010, 8:15 AM

AlcoMate Breathalyzer Comparison Guide

View this guide and comparison chart to help determine which AlcoMate brand breathalyzer is right for you. [More information]
Posted by Adam on 04/20/2010, 3:15 PM
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AlcoMate AL9000 Windows Vista/7 Fix

Our most popular breathalyzer the AlcoMate AccuCell AL9000 Fuel Cell Breathalyzer has the unique feature of connecting to a PC to export data. Until now, this was only possible with Windows XP. Here is a step by step guide to run the software on Windows Vista and Windows 7. [More information]
Posted by Adam on 04/20/2010, 3:15 PM

Car Breathalyzers and Ignition Interlocks

Car Breathalyzers and ignition interlocks are topics that get asked about a lot here at We will discuss what an ignition interlock is, how a car breathalyzer works, and some advice for anyone who has been ordered to install a breathalyzer in their vehicle. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 07/02/2010, 8:30 AM

Making Money with Alcohol Testers

Many business owners know that patrons are open to the idea of being tested simply because in this economy, many can not afford to break the law. This article will explain several ways to make money with an alcohol breathalyzer. [More information]
Posted by Alex on 03/24/2010, 6:22 PM

How to Properly Use a Breathalyzer

Operation of most hand held portable breathalyzers for sale is fairly straight forward. We are going to use the AlcoMate Prestige AL6000 Breathalyzer for sale, to demonstrate proper alcohol testing procedures. [More information]
Posted by Gary on 04/22/2010, 3:35 PM

Alcohol Screening

There are many forms of excessive drinking that cause substantial risk or harm to the individual. Excessive drinking causes illness and distress to the drinker and his or her family and friends. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 06/12/2009, 2:50 PM

Fact or Fiction of Alcohol

There's a lot of misconceptions of alcohol and sometimes the effect it has on our body. This page corrects common alcohol and drinking myths, with research based facts and statistics. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 05/04/2009, 10:43 AM

Alcohol Chart Estimation

The most accurate way to measure your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is to use a digital breathalyzer, but sometimes one is not readily available. In cases like this, use the charts below to plan for how many drinks you should limit yourself to. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 04/20/2009, 11:10 AM

Beat a Breathalyzer Myths

One of the most popular questions we get here at is whether it is possible to fool or beat a breathalyzer. People have been coming up with some very interesting ideas on how to trick them. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 04/09/2009, 6:32 PM

Alcohol and Your Body

At different levels of intoxication, alcohol has different effects. Many drink alcohol to enjoy the relaxed, euphoric sensation. However, at higher levels of intoxication, the stimulating effects of alcohol begin to fade. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 02/09/2009, 11:58 AM

Testing Methodologies

Several different methods are available for alcohol testing. Alcohol can be tested in the blood, breath, urine and saliva. Check out this article to find out about the pros and cons of each method. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 01/15/2009, 03:39 PM

Blood Alcohol Concentration Limits by States

Laws for DWI and DUI vary from state-to-state. In this article is a chart listing blood alcohol content BAC limits, license suspension, ignition interlock requirements and forfeiture penalties. This article is a must read if you are unfamiliar with your state's laws. [More information]
Posted by Sarah on 01/05/2009, 11:05 AM

How a Breathalyzer Works

A great article on how an alcohol breathalyzer works and the science involved in getting accurate BAC readings. Read about the need for testing, principle of testing, and types of devices in this article. [More information]
Posted by Todd on 04/10/2008, 04:00 PM

2007 Traffic Safety Annual Assessment

Secretary Peters noted that last year an estimated 12,998 people were killed in crashes where a vehicle operator had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. She said that represented a 3.7 percent decline from the 13,491 fatalities in 2006. [More information]
Posted by Alex on 02/14/2008, 09:45 AM

DOT list of approved alcohol testing devices

The Department of Transportation puts many of today's breathalyzers through a test course to determine if they meet the guidelines to become a DOT approved hand held screening device. See what devices just made the list. [More information]
Posted by Alex on 02/02/2007, 02:50 PM