FAQ Breathalyzers & Liquor Liability Can Think Twice help reduce liquor liability for alcohol serving establishments? The concept is simple; If breathalyzers are used by law enforcement to arrest people after they drive away from a bar or restaurant it makes sense to offer customers an easy way to understand when they should not drive. When more people understand DUI laws and breath-alcohol-content liquor liability can be reduced for the hospitality industry. Does Think Twice help protect service teams from public safety violations? Yes, our front-of-house server training is a set of tools to document responsible alcohol service. Giving a guest a $2.00 single-use breathalyzer when they have been cut-off is a proactive DUI prevention policy. That interaction can then be recorded in an Incident Log Book to protect the server and the alcohol-serving establishment. Who can be held liable under social host or special event liquor laws? Usually, these Host or Event Alcohol Laws apply equally to homeowners, renters of property, or anyone else who provides alcohol to a guest who gets drunk and goes on to injure someone. Think Twice offers DUI prevention services for public events that provide an easy way to protect your business and the community. How does my alcohol serving business secure a discount on my insurance premiums? Think Twice offers a certification that can be presented to your insurance agent or broker. A Think Twice representative would then work directly with your insurance provider to qualify your business for the associated discounts and or credits. Are there ways I can promote my business through Think Twice? Yes! We are actively seeking new partners for a variety of co-branded marketing campaigns. Please Contact Us directly about your ideas or to learn more about how we are already working with a business like yours. What ways can people, companies, and organizations support Think Twice? We need your help! If you want to help save lives and be a part of an organization that’s preventing thousands of DUI’s. Please visit our Get Involved page and reach out to us! What are the ways we can promote Think Twice at my bar? We work closely with each of our customers to promote DUI prevention in a way guests will appreciate and offer a variety of marketing materials that may include bar coasters, checkbook inserts, posters, and messages on drink menus or table tents. You can see examples of how thousands of bars and restaurants promote responsible drinking with Think Twice media kit items here. How does the Think Twice Incident Log Book help protect my business? Consistent documentation after an incident can be a cornerstone in the defense of your business. The Think Twice Incident Log Book makes it easy for service teams to complete this task and get back to taking care of customers. This is one tool included in our Hospitality Program to reduce liquor liability for alcohol serving establishments. Do you have Think Twice apparel so that I can promote DUI prevention? Oh we sure do! Check out our fine selection of hats and shirts here. Questions About Digital Breathalyzers? What is the best way to sanitize an Alcomate Breathalyzer after COVID-19? The manufacturer of the Alcomate brand believes Lysol or Clorox wipes help breath air channel clean, but make sure that Clorox liquid doesn't reach inside of the chamber of the alcohol sensor. Please keep that in mind that any chemical liquid would harm or shorten the life of alcohol sensor. The breath air passes through a needle hole, located inside of the breath air channel tube before it reaches the air chamber of the sensor module. In addition, we recommend to use UV light sanitizers if reliable to sanitize the inside of the device. Does the Alcomate Premium use a similar sensor found in police breathalyzers? The Alcomate Premium digital breathalyzer is equipped with an electrochemical sensor, a sensor of the same type as those used in police-grade breathalyzers. This Easy-Replace Sensor is the only product on the market that avoids the need for calibration, which all fuel-cell devices require to maintain accuracy. How accurate is the Alcomate Premium digital breathalyzer? The Alcomate Premium is fitted with an electrochemical sensor for results with a margin of error at ± 5%, and those equipped with a semi-driver sensor display a margin at ± 10%. Furthermore, these margins of error are similar to other breathalyzers and several other electronic devices (other than breath alcohol testing) sold on the market. ACCURACY ± 0.05 (at 0.05%) When the device indicates an error margin of +/- 0.05 = error margin of 5% = 95% accurate device = the accuracy of the device is within +/- 5% of the actual value.Important note: Police officers' devices usually have a margin of error of 5%, which is the same margin as most of our detectors. The type of sensor inserted in this type of breathalyzer is an electrochemical sensor. Also, the display of the result of this type of breathalyzer is expressed with three digits after the decimal point (example: 0.080, 080, 0.082). 1. For example, for a rate of 0.100 (the legal limit being 0.080, so a rate a little above the limit), that person's alcohol level could vary on a scale between 0.095 and 0.105.2. For a rate of 0.06, this person's alcohol level could vary on a scale between 0.057 and 0.063.3. For a rate of 0.08, that person's alcohol level could vary on a scale between 0.076 and 0.084.4. Thus, to calculate, we only have to add or subtract 5% from the rate at which we want to calculate the scale.5. Note that the number in parentheses next to the margin of error, for example, ± 0.05 (at 0.05%), indicates that the device displayed a margin of error of 5% when has been tested with alcohol 50 mg (simulating an alcohol level of 50 mg / 100 ml of blood or 0.05). ACCURACY ± 0.10 (at 0.02%) When the device indicates a margin of error of +/- 0.10 = error margin of 10% = device accurate to 90% = the accuracy of the device is within +/- 10% of the actual value.This type of alcohol detector displays a result expressed with 2 digits after the decimal point (example: 0.07, 0.08, 0.09).6. For example, for a rate of 0.10 (the legal limit being 0.08, so a rate a little above the limit), this person's alcohol level could vary on a scale between 0.09 and 0.11.7. For a rate of 0.06, that person's alcohol level could vary on a scale between 0.05 and 0.07.8. For a rate of 0.08, that person's alcohol level could vary on a scale between 0.07 and 0.09.9. Thus, to calculate, we only have to add or subtract 10% from the rate at which we want to calculate the scale.10. Note that the number in parentheses next to the margin of error, for example, ± 0.10 (at 0.02%), indicates that the device displayed a margin of error of 10% when has been tested with alcohol 20 mg (simulating an alcohol level of 20 mg / 100 ml of blood or 0.02). Are your breath alcohol testing units FDA certified? Yes, all our breathalyzers are certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). What does Breath-Alcohol-Content mean? Breath-Alcohol-Content (BAC) is how much alcohol you breathe out measured by a Breathalyzer. Digital breathalyzers can be a tool for the public to prevent drinking and driving and the justice system to enforce DUI laws. Understanding the key factors that increase or decrease BAC based on gender, age, body type is a way to prevent DUIs and make communities safer. Can I reuse the plastic mouthpiece for the Alcomate Premium? Yes, all of our mouthpieces provided with the Alcomate Premium or sold separately are reusable and washable, use warm soapy water to clean. Can I use my breathalyzer outside in the winter? Yes, but only on at acceptable temperature thresholds for the device. Please consult your instruction manual for more information. By contrast, it is strongly recommended not to keep your breathalyzer in cold or warm temperatures, particularly in your car, where the temperatures differ significantly. The hot and cold can affect the sensor (the centerpiece which detects the rate of alcohol) and, it could possibly render the device unusable due to the moisture within the interior of a vehicle. What is the best way to preserve my breathalyzer? Always keep your device inside at ambient temperature. Make sure the breathalyzer is not used/stored in environments that are extremely hot or cold or subjected to direct light. Leaving the device in your car should be avoided at all costs due to the large fluctuations in temperatures. Calibration of a digital breathalyzer is important and this is a key feature of the Alcomate Premium. When should I replace my Alcomate Premium sensor? The Easy-Replace Sensor is good for 12 months or 200 tests. This means the Alcomate Premium does not require calibration to maintain accuracy. What is covered by the Alcomate Premium Warranty? The Alcomate Premium is guaranteed a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase. Please retain your invoice as proof. The warranty covers parts and labor (with the exception of the Easy-Replace Sensor). The damage caused by improper use and poor handling is the responsibility of the owner.