North and South Dakota are 24/7 Sobriety Program states that require participants to submit to court-mandated breathalyzer tests as a condition of their sentences for DUI offenses. In the past, these tests have been administered by sheriff deputies or jail administrators using handheld breathalyzers – a time-consuming process for both staff and participants. By automating the entire process, the AB Kiosk system eliminates the need for any face-to-face interactions. The System coordinates the schedules for each test, verifies the individual’s identity through biometric authentication, captures still images and video as it administers each test, and automatically uploads the results to the client’s file. The kiosk can test up to 30 individuals per hour, and law enforcement staff can access testing data from any computer or smartphone. This automated process frees up staff for higher-value work and reduces the administrative costs of 24/7 Sobriety Programs. Thirty-eight jurisdictions across the US now use the AB Kiosk system for alcohol monitoring, pre-trial services, and probation check-ins.
Minneapolis-based Precision Kiosk Technologies (PKT) leads the electronic monitoring industry in providing high-volume autonomous breathalyzer testing to law enforcement jurisdictions. The company’s AB Kiosk simplifies and reduces the administrative burden of alcohol screening and other court-mandated offender programs, including probation check-ins, work-release monitoring, and pre- and post-trial services.