Minneapolis-based Precision Kiosk Technologies today announced that three additional counties in the Dakotas have begun using its AB Kiosk® system to conduct 24/7 Sobriety monitoring: Lawrence and Yankton counties in South Dakota, and Stark County in North Dakota. In the past year, seven 24/7 Sobriety Programs have made the switch to this fully automated breathalyzer system, which now conducts more than 550 alcohol screening tests a day in the Dakotas.
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This AB Kiosk system in the Stark County Law Enforcement Center screens 50 DUI offenders each day for alcohol use. (Photo: Business Wire)
North and South Dakota are 24/7 Sobriety Program states that require participants to submit to court-mandated breathalyzer tests as a condition of their sentences for DUI offenses. In the past, these tests have been administered by sheriff deputies or jail administrators using handheld breathalyzers – a time-consuming process for both staff and participants. By automating the entire process, the AB Kiosk system eliminates the need for any face-to-face interactions. The System coordinates the schedules for each test, verifies the individual’s identity through biometric authentication, captures still images and video as it administers each test, and automatically uploads the results to the client’s file. The kiosk can test up to 40 individuals per hour, and law enforcement staff can access testing data from any computer or smartphone. This automated process frees up staff for higher-value work and reduces the administrative costs of 24/7 Sobriety Programs. Thirty-eight jurisdictions across the US now use the AB Kiosk system for alcohol monitoring, pre-trial services, and probation check-ins.
About Precision Kiosk Technologies
Minneapolis-based Precision Kiosk Technologies provides automated, high-volume probation monitoring and alcohol screening to law enforcement and courts. The company’s AB Kiosk reduces the administrative burden of alcohol screening and other court-mandated programs, including probation check-ins, cashless bail, Huber work release, and pre- and post-trial services. To learn more about the AB Kiosk system, please visit www.abkiosk.com.