SENTINEL™ Breath Alcohol Screening Entry System

SENTINEL Screening Entry System

The SENTINEL alcohol screening system enables high-volume "zero tolerance" screening of employees, contractors and visitors in safety sensitive industries such as Mining, Construction and Oil and Gas. The SENTINEL can significantly reduce industrial accidents linked to alcohol consumption.

The SENTINEL entry-point breath alcohol testing system is fast, totally automated and completely non-invasive. Tests are triggered automatically when the subject blows. No mouthpieces or straws are required. The SENTINEL uses internationally recognizable color icons to prompt subjects to blow and to display test results. There are no buttons to push or lights to interpret.

Like its predecessor, the SENTINEL Vehicular Access or SENTINEL-VA is a non-invasive system, and can be self-administered. A driver simply pulls up to the access point, takes the breathalyzer off of the cradle, blows into the instrument and is either allowed or denied entry based on the breath alcohol results. Alternatively, security personnel may hold or pass the breathalyzer to the driver. The SENTINEL-VA may also be used in place of the original SENTINEL to accommodate those employees who use wheelchairs.

Unlike other devices, screening results are delivered virtually instantaneously. Negative test results are delivered in less than 2 seconds ensuring access points do not become backed-up. Positive alcohol results are delivered in less than 10 seconds.

The SENTINEL and SENTINEL-VA can be used stand-alone or be sequenced with existing turnstiles, time clocks and other access control systems. Calibration can be done quickly and easily without having to remove the unit or take it out of service. The modular design allows for easy on-site service by your maintenance personnel. Side-access to key components permits easy component replacement and remote software updates using the internal USB access.

The SENTINEL was designed for industrial conditions. Additional measures are included to thwart tampering. Lifeloc’s field-proven, alcohol specific fuel cell sensing technology ensures a long working life.

South African Mines Case Study
  • Automated alcohol screening device
  • Easy integration with any access point system
  • Full color LCD with easy to understand icons
  • Modular components for easy maintenance
  • Remote software updates via internal USB port
  • Weather proofing protective gaskets along all open ports
  • Breath path is channeled away from all system components reducing condensation
  • Hinged design for easy internal access without removing from the wall
  • Prevents tampering through conduit access and no exposed buttons
  • Fully customizable for individual test protocols
  • Ingress Protection: IP54
  • Full 1 year warranty on all system components
  • Made in USA
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Features Benfit
Interoperability Designed to work as a stand-alone unit or integrated with existing time clocks, gates and other security controlled access points.**
Automatic Passive Testing The test is automatically triggered as the subject blows towards the designated port. No mouthpieces or straws required. Low cost per test. Perfect for high volume environments.
Rapid Repeatability Instant response on negative tests. Capable of taking hundreds of tests per day.
Icon Driven Communication Universal, easy to understand visual prompts clearly communicate with the subject. No user interpretation needed.
Remote Updating System is field upgradable using the internal USB interface
Serviceability Calibrate the unit without removing the breathalyzer. Contains modular components for easy in-field replacements.
Remote Updating System is field upgradable using the internal USB interface.
Platinum Fuel Cell Sensor Provides exceptional accuracy as well as a long life span.
Adjustable Alcohol Levels Easily adjust alcohol cut-off levels depending on your testing protocol. Choose from .000 BAC when any amount of alcohol is a violation, .02, .04, or any desired alcohol level.

** System integration to be performed by the customer

Specifications
SENTINEL Size

SENTINEL-VA Size
(length x width x depth)
13" x 8" x 4.3" (33 cm x 20 cm x 11 cm)

13" (without cable) 31" (with cable) x 8" x 9" (33 cm [79 cm] x 20 cm x 23 cm)
SENTINEL-VA Cable Length Coiled: Approx. 3 ft (0.91 m)
Extended: Approx. 30 ft (10 m)
SENTINEL Weight

SENTINEL-VA Weight
4.75 lbs. (76 oz., 2.15 kg)

6.35 lbs (101.6 oz, 2.88 kg)
Sampling Automatic Passive
Sensor Full Size 1" Platinum Fuel Cell
Communication Double Relay Output
Software Updates USB
Response Time Immediate on negatives, under 10 seconds on positives.
Recovery Time Immediate on negatives, under 20 seconds on positives
Operating Temperature 32° - 130° F (0° - 55° C)
Calibration Temperature Range 68° - 95° F (20° - 35° C)
Relative Humidity 0 to 90% (non-condensing)
Power 9VDC 3A Regulated
Voltage Regulation ± 5% Maximum Ripple 1% Vp-p
Fuse Little fuse 0314003.MXP (125VDC 3A Fast-Acting)
Main Housing Anodized Aluminum
Breathalyzer Housing (SENTINEL-VA only) Rugged plastic with ergonomic handle
Certifications IP54
Warranty 1 year
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