No, SOBRcheck detects the fundamental presence or absence of alcohol in support of your organization’s zero-tolerance policy – it is intended not to punish, but to provide you with data intelligence to inform the appropriate next step.
8.5” x 6.5” x 3”
The device can connect to a network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and a clear pathway to the web.
SOBRsafe will provide a standard 120 Volt plug in your device start-up kit.
SOBRcheck is installed at entryways or the vehicle key counter (for example) to augment current check-in/out procedures.
The device holds up to 1,000 unique users based on biometric identification data. This number can be expanded should the need arise.
Between 200 and 225 people per hour, or more than 3 people per minute; this can be accelerated as needed with the use of additional devices.
SOBRcheck detects alcohol at a 93% accuracy rate.
There are several reasons to augment a successful alcohol monitoring system with the SOBRcheck solution. Daily, user-friendly electronic testing and web-based reporting gives you an invaluable data stockpile for negotiating lower insurance premiums – in a way that periodic/incident-based testing and manual reporting could never do. Uniform testing (everyone has the same non-invasive scan at entry) removes human subjectivity and potential profiling claims. And the combination of the two provides an added layer of “insurance” over existing procedures to further reduce the daily risk of alcohol entering your workplace or vehicles. Just one incident can cost you millions – why not best protect against that risk for well under a dollar an employee per day?
Congratulations – you have great staff and systems! Now you should get financial credit for your safety excellence. SOBRcheck represents the first such opportunity to do so. By implementing daily, uniform testing with reporting software you will be able to quantitatively prove an alcohol-free staff via a huge pool of defensible data, showing trends over time. With this powerful resource you can negotiate with your insurers for lower premiums, potentially freeing up cash for even more competitive hiring and retention.
SOBRcheck’s identify verification and alcohol detection scan takes 8 to 10 seconds – approximately half the time of the average breathalyzer.
Yes. SOBRsafe provides an alcohol-free sanitizer to both sanitize the device and keep employees safe and healthy.
Hand sanitizers and other alcohol-based products trigger a false-positive on the device, and because our technology is so sensitive, we are able to clearly distinguish these aberrations from legitimate positive results.
When we register new users, we instruct them to avoid using alcohol-based products before scanning. Additionally, employees who trigger a positive have to visit HR; nobody wants that experience, so false-positives become a non-issue. Finally, we can provide alcohol-free hand sanitizer upon request.
Please refer to the Enrollment Guide located here. The process takes approximately 30 seconds per employee.
Employee reports are located within the Customer Portal under the “Summary” tab.
Only your account administrators have access to your company’s reports.
SOBRsafe provides instant email and SMS notifications to designated company management members upon the detection of alcohol.
Employers using SOBRcheck have seen up to a 20% discount across their fleet, workers’ compensation, general liability and umbrella policies.
Visit the Return on Detection Calculator here.
The cost of our solution is approximately 10% of the annual risk of alcohol abuse across average rates of absenteeism, turnover, injuries and fatalities (per U.S. Dept. of Labor data).
Our identification technology does not use or store fingerprints; the scanner instead uses biometric data to verify identity. Biometric data acquisition and management is generally governed by State Law. Employers have the legal right to finger scan for identification purposes. Employers should have policies and procedures in place for notice, use, storage, retention, data breach, etc., of biometric scan data, employees should be informed of these.
Yes. SOBRcheck works on digitized data transmitted via a secure channel to the Microsoft Azure cloud environment – no personal data is ever transmitted to or stored on the device. In addition, all data within the cloud is encrypted and the enrollment process does not require sensitive data be entered.
No, SOBRcheck simply detects and reports on the absence or presence of alcohol, thus supporting and augmenting your organization’s existing zero-tolerance alcohol policy.
No. SOBRcheck is FCC-certified, and is not otherwise subject to any governance considerations for immediate implementation.
Please confirm with your specific zero-tolerance policy, but typically the signed agreement of that policy is a condition of employment – and thus supersedes any union governance. As SOBRcheck simply supports and augments this established zero-tolerance policy, its implementation is at the sole discretion of management.
SOBRsafe is currently developing an alcohol-detection and wellness wearable that would support your alcohol policy for off-site employees.