Alcohol tester /Other/trakacom/Images/Article_Alcolock-1.jpg Intelligent key management with compulsory alcohol testing – a system that will not allow vehicle keys, or keys to access hazardous equipment, to be released until the user has passed an alcohol breath test. The highly acclaimed Alcolock® DS-10 alcohol tester (Home Office approved) is integrated with Traka electronic key management to ensure drivers (or operatives of any piece of potentially dangerous equipment) must first pass a breath test before keys can be withdrawn. Testing can be compulsory for every user or set to test a random sample of users. Initial access to the cabinet is restricted to authorised users, thus preventing unauthorised use of vehicles or equipment. After opening the Traka cabinet (using PIN, access card or biometrics reader) the user then selects the required key to a particular vehicle or piece of equipment. However, before the key is released the system display requests the user to blow into the Alcolock. This is a highly cost effective method for ensuring staff are safe before driving or using equipment where excessive alcohol will cause danger or impair judgement – it enables an organisation to fulfil its Duty of Care to employees and the public. " It’s quite amazing how quickly keys get returned when users know they are both accountable and traceable. "