Only Victoria and New South Wales require cameras to be installed with your interlock device. When cameras are required, they come as separate attachments that are mounted to the windscreen and communicate with the interlock device.
Smart Start cameras are clearly visible to drivers and do not record video. The only times the camera will activate is to automatically take a photograph of the driver every time a breath test is provided, every time a random retest sample is not provided on time, and when device circumvention is detected.
Even if your state does not require you to do so, you may elect to install a camera alongside your interlock device. A camera can identify the driver of the vehicle and provides evidence to contest violations caused by other people, making it a practical investment for anyone who shares their vehicle with others.
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