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AlcoHAWK Calibration

Having your AlcoHAWK breathalyzer regularly serviced is a great idea and protects your investment, just as you routinely change the oil in your automobile to prolong the life of your engine. To ensure optimal performance we recommend sending your unit in for servicing (includes a full diagnostic check with calibration) at least once every 1-12 months depending on frequency of use and your testing protocol. Knowing your AlcoHAWK breathalyzer is functioning at its best every time is a wonderful feeling!

What's included?
Once your AlcoHAWK breathalyzer is received our technicians will conduct a full diagnostic check and calibrate the device. The diagnostic check includes checking the battery cover, battery wire connections, display, operation buttons, audio alerts and mouthpiece inlet/outlet. 

What is Calibration?
Over time, all breath alcohol detectors may need to be recalibrated. Calibration is a process of adjusting the internal software so that the device can gauge specific blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels. If the sensor becomes saturated, then the results of the device can become skewed. This is due to the fact that the manufacturer originally calibrated the device at a time when the sensor was unsaturated. The calibration process is similar to winding a clock. When the clock is first set it displays the accurate time. However, over time the clock can gradually drift a few minutes, and eventually can be off by a reasonable amount if you do not occasionally reset the clock.

How It Works

Choose AlcoHAWK Model & Enter Device Details

Select which device you'd like calibrated, and enter the serial number and purchase details.

Choose Service Level & Add to Cart

Select if you want standard or expedited calibration service. If you need multiple devices calibrated, add each one to the cart separately.

Checkout & Mail Your Device to BACtrack

After checking out, you will receive an email with details on where and how to mail your device to be calibrated at our BACtrack facility.

Device is Calibrated & Returned to You

Once received, your product will be calibrated and shipped back to you. How long it takes depends on the service level you paid for. Return shipping is paid by BACtrack as a courtesy.