BACtrack products are used by millions of people for a broad range of purposes—social drinkers who want to make smart decisions, parents who need to test children in zero-tolerance situations, and family members of individuals with alcohol addiction disorders.
Over the years, we’ve heard from thousands of customers who use BACtrack products. We’ve learned that they want and need a product that provides verifiable, real-time results, but one that doesn’t require them to be present to witness or administer BAC tests.
In response, we’ve created BACtrack View to offer users trust and accountability through remote monitoring.
Introducing BACtrack View
BACtrack View is the world’s first smartphone-based remote BAC monitoring system. BACtrack View is accurate, mobile and easy to use for both on-demand and random testing. When monitoring others, you’ll receive notifications for all test activity on your smartphone. Test subjects simply blow into the BACtrack Mobile Pro unit, a police-grade breathalyzer that features our Xtend® Fuel Cell Sensor. A photo is taken, the test time, date and location are confirmed, and test results are delivered in real-time. BACtrack View BAC tests are tamper-proof, too.
With real-time BAC results that you can view on your smartphone, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that a family member, friend or loved one is sober. And employers will know that their employees are safe—and on the job!
Test Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
Parents can test children of driving age before their kids drive home from a night out. In child custody cases, parents can monitor ex-spouses when they pick up their children for parenting time. In alcohol addiction recovery circumstances, concerned individuals can test those who are struggling to overcome their alcohol addiction disorders.
BACtrack View can also be used for self-testing, and others can be invited to view your photo/location-verified and timestamped results.
Common Use Cases
Support for family and friends
Specialized treatment for individuals with alcohol use disorders is not always an option. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) , only 8.9% of adults with alcohol addiction disorders received treatment at specialized facilities in 2014. Lack of access to professional care is likely a major reason why alcohol-related factors are the fourth-leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. annually. BACtrack View allows you to test loved ones and ensure accountability, encourage long-term behavioral changes, and know that they are safe.
Young people of driving age are at much higher risk of alcohol-related accidents than older adults. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 8.7 million people between the ages of 12-20, and 59.8 percent of full-time college students between the ages of 18-22, reported drinking alcohol during the previous month. With BACtrack View remote alcohol monitoring, you will enjoy peace of mind knowing that your driving-age child is making smart decisions.
The consequences of being a child of an alcoholic can be grim. Healthresearchfunding.org reports that children of alcoholics are four times more likely than the general population to experience alcohol addiction and suffer from conduct and mood disorders when they reach adulthood. Children of alcoholics may also be at risk of mental, emotional, physical and sexual abuse. If court-mandated monitoring isn’t available, BACtrack View enables parents to keep an eye on ex-spouses’ drinking behavior and protect their children during visitations and parenting time.
Court-ordered assessment of problem drinking or relapse in criminal justice or child welfare cases is necessary to assure effective treatment and protect at-risk populations. BAC testing may be required of people who have been court-ordered not to drink alcohol or by employers who randomly test employees to determine if they have been drinking on the job. BACtrack View can accurately detect even low BAC levels in anyone’s system, anytime, anywhere.
Employees may wonder about the legality of testing for alcohol in the workplace. In fact, employers have a right to protect their businesses from individuals who abuse drugs or alcohol, and testing is permitted within stringent legal guidelines. Alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace can result in significant safety risks and health hazards, decrease productivity, and damage morale. It also can lead to increased health care costs. Employees who are required to drive vehicles in their work must comply with alcohol test requests or risk losing their jobs. BACtrack View provides accurate, real-time test results, offering employees and their employers the transparency and assurance they need anytime, anywhere.
Just as BACtrack products are used in professional organizations like hospitals, clinics and treatment centers, BACtrack is also used in professional settings. BACtrack View is an easy-to-use and affordable monitoring solution for rehab and addiction management programs. Accurate, real-time results can also help medical professionals monitor patients’ withdrawal symptoms, minimize their suffering, and accurately gauge progress in their recoveries.
Self-testing with BACtrack View
If you’re required to self-test and provide verified BAC results—maybe for an employer, loved one, or even the court—BACtrack View offers quick and convenient self-testing with verified and easy-to-share results. BACtrack goes where you go, so you can quickly and conveniently test yourself anytime, anywhere, and send accurate and verifiable test results in real time. Self-monitoring also offers loved ones, therapists, and even the end user a way to rebuild trust, boost self-esteem, and track one’s progress toward a healthy outcome.