Smart Start is the leader in alcohol monitoring nationally and worldwide with our advanced alcohol breath-testing technology. Based in Grapevine, Texas, we are Setting the Standard in Alcohol Monitoring Technology® with thousands of service locations across the U.S. and internationally.
Our Ignition Interlock offers a convenient, discreet solution for DUI offenders, while our portable devices provide effective, affordable alcohol monitoring at the lowest cost to clients and monitoring authorities.
Smart Start’s robust suite of products is tied together by our SmartWeb™ online platform, offering quick reporting and analysis for easy caseload management.
We support our clients and monitoring authorities through a state-of-the-art, 24/7/365, multilingual Customer Care Center, located at our corporate office in Grapevine, TX. Visit smartstartinc.com for more information.
Saving lives since 1992
Entrepreneurs Bettye and Jay D. Rodgers founded Smart Start after a ranch hand who worked on their property was convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and had to use an Ignition Interlock Device (IID). However, they soon founded that the IID technology was unreliable.
Seeing an opportunity to improve the product and the process, the Rodgers decided to start their own Ignition Interlock company in 1992. Since then, Smart Start has served more than 1 million clients worldwide. Our Ignition Interlocks have recorded over a billion alcohol-free starts and prevented millions of engine starts when alcohol was present on the driver’s breath.
Personalized support for monitoring authorities
Smart Start was the first Ignition Interlock provider to introduce the concept of the Judicial Services Liaison (now known as a Business Development Representative). Each BDR focuses on a specific region, providing personalized service and area-specific information to monitoring authorities. Their mission is to communicate, educate, and inform you about our products and services.
Central Region Business Development Manager
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