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What is BACtrack View?

19 May, 2022

Alcohol is one of the most consumed beverages daily. Many people drink alcohol moderately to help them relax or unwind. However, excessive alcohol use leads to long-term health and safety risks. A high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) severely affects vision, hearing, speech, judgment, and coordination. As a result, it poses hazards while driving or operating machinery. Likewise, alcohol impairment is a leading cause of accidents on the road and in workplaces. Because of this, alcohol monitoring through a breathalyser is essential to minimise accidents or injuries. It is also crucial in determining alcohol use disorder and a valuable aid in rehabilitation. A suitable device for alcohol monitoring in treatment facilities is the BACtrack View. 

Breathalysers and Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition wherein a person has difficulty controlling the alcohol intake. It involves frequent or heavy alcohol use or dependence. Additionally, it brings detrimental impacts on health, personal relationships, work, and society. A person with an alcohol abuse problem affects work productivity. Therefore, employers use a breathalyser to help manage safety risks in the workplace. Devices from Breathalysers New Zealand offer robust alcohol testers to help keep the working environment safe and healthy. Moreover, a breathalyser like BACtrack helps identify a person with alcohol use disorder. Workplaces with an alcohol policy may offer treatment through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). In line with this, the BACtrack View is an important tool to help people recovering from alcohol use disorder.

A breathalyser is a portable testing device to estimate the BAC level. It determines how much alcohol is in the blood through the sample breath. For instance, the more you consume alcohol, the higher the BAC. Additionally, breathalysers employ sensor technology to analyse the alcohol content. Professional breathalysers utilise fuel cell sensors to measure the BAC accurately. Furthermore, fuel cell breathalysers are critical in the following situations:

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Recovery with the BACtrack View

A person may undergo a rehabilitation program to treat alcoholism. The program includes regular alcohol tests to keep the person from consuming more alcohol. Moreover, treatment can be outpatient or inpatient. Thus, BAC monitoring through a breathalyser is essential. The BACtrack View offers a systematised approach to managing recovery more efficiently. The BACtrack View is an app-based remote alcohol monitoring service for compliance and rebuilding trust and accountability. It allows a person to undergo treatment at home while following the procedures. In addition, you may avail of the BACtrack View at Breathalysers New Zealand under flexible terms. 

The BACtrack View enables you to directly monitor and document the alcohol level from an iPhone. The service includes breath tests at regular intervals to ensure that the person does not relapse. Additionally, you get a BACtrack Mobile Pro breathalyser when you subscribe to the program. To use the service, the person takes a breathalyser test while recording a video through the BACtrack View app. The BACtrack Mobile Pro instantly delivers the BAC results directly to the app with the recorded video for verification. Moreover, each test requires a video verification to confirm the right person is providing the breath sample. At the same time, a Monitor and Accountability Partner receives the BAC results for tracking. The Monitor may be a family member, health professional, or parole officer. 

How to Avail the BACtrack View

Remote alcohol monitoring is easy and accessible through the BACtrack View’s flexible plan options. Each subscription plan comes with 14 days free trial and a free BACtrack Mobile Pro breathalyser. Additionally, there are no long-term contracts, and you may cancel anytime. You may avail the service in a few simple steps:

  • Choose your plan: You may select monthly or prepaid plan options with Basic, Plus, or Pro tiers.
  • Select your role: There are three roles, namely the Monitor, Tester, and Self Tester. 
  • Enter your shipping information: The BACtrack View sends you a smartphone breathalyser. If you choose to cancel, simply return it using the pre-paid shipping label included in the box.
  • Download the app: The free BACtrack View app is compatible with iOS devices only. Once you receive the breathalyser and download the app, you may begin testing. 

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Test, View, and Manage BAC Data Remotely

Alcohol monitoring is easy with the BACtrack View App. You can arrange the testing schedule if you would like to take a retest. You may also set a BAC test at a random time within a testing window. If you choose the random time option, you can select the test frequency within the duration. First, the app will alarm at the scheduled or random time to start testing. Then, you provide a breath sample with the smartphone breathalyser while recording your test with a video. The breathalyser will send your BAC results with the time, date, and location data to the app. Subsequently, the Monitor will be able to view your BAC results.

The BACtrack View works with the BACtrack Mobile Pro breathalyser. The Mobile Pro utilises the Xtend fuel cell sensor for high accuracy BAC readings. Fuel cell breathalysers are specific to ethyl alcohol and do not react with other substances. Therefore, there is less likely to produce false positives. Similarly, it will not interfere with the results of people with high acetone levels, such as diabetics or a low-calorie diet. Furthermore, the Mobile Pro can connect to a smartphone via a Bluetooth connection. In addition, the BACtrack View requires an active or stable Internet connection. Your BAC readings may not save properly if you do not have a stable Internet connection. Finally, wait 15-20 minutes after eating, drinking, or smoking to ensure accurate results. 

Benefits of Alcohol Monitoring

Staying sober is challenging for people with alcohol use disorders. It is also a long-term process that requires dedication and support. Therefore, a solid treatment program is essential on the path to recovery. The BACtrack View is an efficient monitoring tool for preventing relapse and maintaining long-term sobriety. Furthermore, Breathalysers New Zealand provides top-range BACtrack alcohol testers for accurate and reliable breath test results. You may avail of pro-grade accuracy with the BACtrack’s fuel cell breathalysers for personal or professional use. Additionally, it helps people moderate their alcohol consumption and keep from going over the legal limit. A breathalyser also helps deter drink driving, reducing accidents on the road. Lastly, the benefits of remote alcohol monitoring include:

  • Help people in recovery share their progress with treatment providers, family members, employers, or counsellors
  • Regains trust and accountability
  • Help people stay on track
  • Cost-efficient method to test alcohol content. It minimises the need for expensive laboratory testing
  • Valuable for parents to monitor their children
  • Use in child custody cases
  • Employers monitor their employees offsite
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