The use of a tracer gas (carbon dioxide) allows accurate alcohol screening without the need for a mouthpiece. The user simply breathes towards the inlet from a distance of approximately 3 cm. An inbuilt fan ensures a constant flow of air from the front of the inlet to an exhaust outlet at the back of the wall-mounted unit. This airflow also clears the sensor chamber of any residual alcohol or potential airborne contamination before each new sample.
Alert functions are programmable and can be sent via text / SMS to specified individuals.
For tests indicating alcohol over the limit, detailed pdf reports can be generated including the camera images taken during the test (if that option is activated).
The system can be used in conjunction with an access control system. Examples of installation options include: “at the gate” as employees / contractors / delivery drivers arrive (and if necessary as they leave). When accessing vehicle keys (it can be integrated with advanced key cabinet solutions) Entering a control room or high risk area
The web-based interface provides flexible management and administrative functions. A dashboard tracks the number of approved/non-approved tests, total number of tests and the number of stations that are offline or not available (multiple units can be networked and controlled / monitored together). Historical details can be investigated and statistical reports produced. Up-time surveillance and 24/7 support is available.
Sesame Connect can be integrated with the customer’s IT environment. The system architecture has been been built from scratch internally. We will listen to each customers specific needs and we have in-house programming resources who can customize a solution to meet individual company requirements.
Infrared (IR) sensor technology has predominantly been used for premium, desk-top alcohol sensors. For example in law enforcement for confirmation/evidential testing, following initial roadside testing (typically using fuel cell sensor technology). IR technology is well suited for high volume applications as the sensor does not need to be calibrated more than once a year, regardless of the throughput. The use of the tracer gas and specially developed algorithms allows advanced anti-tampering capabilities.