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Market Overview

An ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer used in an individual’s vehicle. It requires the driver to blow into a mouthpiece on the device before starting to operate the vehicle. Amount of alcohol in a person’s breath indicates the off amount of alcohol present in an individual’s body. With IID, the ignition of a vehicle is prevented if the driver’s breath alcohol level exceeds the standard percentage on the device.   Furthermore, IID is connected to the vehicle dashboard within reach from the driver’s seat. IIDs are for the people who are convicted of Driving Under Influence (DUI)/Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offenses where the driver is charged for alcohol consumption while driving.

The North America ignition interlock device market is estimated to account for US$ 68.5 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2027.

Market Dynamics- Drivers

  1. Reduced suspension period is expected to drive growth of the North America ignition interlock devices market during the forecast period

If ignition interlock device is installed in the vehicle of a person who is convicted of driving under the influence, they can receive relaxation of the license suspension period. However, these relaxations differ as per state laws and the severity of the crime. For instance, in the state of Arizona on completion of 45 days of license suspension, offenders can have an IID installed in their vehicle, which can lead to relaxation of the remaining suspension period. A judge may suspend all but 9 days of the remaining jail time for offenders convicted with a BAC of 0.15 – 0.2 who have installed an IID. For offenders found guilty of driving with BAC over 0.2, installation of IID could lead to relaxation of all but 14 days of the remainder of the sentence. Thus, these factors are expected to drive growth of the North America ignition interlock devices market in the near future.

  1. Strong support government is expected to propel the North America ignition interlock devices market growth over the forecast period

All 50 states in the U.S. exhibit certain laws associated with IID and 23 of which states have mandatory ignition interlock programs provided for all drunk driving offenses. For instance, California has a pilot program in four of its largest counties, while Maine and Colorado's laws are not mandatory for first conviction. However, lucrative incentives offered for the installation of interlock devices on the first conviction are other factors boosting growth of the market in the near future.

Statistics:

US held dominant position in the North America ignition interlock device market in 2019, accounting for 88.5% share in terms of value, followed by Canada.

Figure 1: North America Ignition Interlock Device Market Share (%), in terms of Value, By Country, 2019

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Market Dynamics- Restraint

  1. High cost associated with installation and monitoring of IID is expected to restrain growth of the North America ignition interlock devices market during the forecast period

Ignition interlock is rented by convicted drivers and has to pay a number of fees including installation, monitoring, and reinstallation if required, during the course of inspection. For instance, a standard IID costs US$70 to US$ 150 to install and around US$ 60 to US$ 80 per month for monitoring and calibration. Moreover, for first-time offenders, who are under inspection for up to 6 months, total costs associated with IID adds up to US$430 to US$ 630. In fact, some companies charge a sum of US$ 25 for each missed appointment with probation officer during the monitoring period. Hence, these factors are expected to restrain growth of the market in the near future.

  1. False-positive given by semiconductor technology are expected to hinder the North America ignition interlock devices market growth over the forecast period

Certain food such as Mexican food and pizzas uses alcohol as one of its ingredients. On the ingestion of such foods, alcohol and other spices react with gastric acid, which is a digestive fluid comprising of HCl that produces methane in stomach. This gas can create false positives in non-alcohol specific interlock devices This obstructs adoption of IIDs to a certain extent, which is in turn, is expected to hinder the North America ignition interlock market growth over the forecast period.

Market Opportunity

  1. Development of software and applications to support device usage can present lucrative opportunities

Many companies in the market are focused on developing apps that may result in increased and easy use of IID, in order to provide easier access to enrollment information and increased adoption. For instance, in 2012, Smartstart Inc. launched a smartphone app for ignition interlock and alcohol monitoring. This app by SmartStart delivers product information, training for use of the device, a location finder using Google Maps, a BrAC calculator, as well as product and enrollment information.   

  1. Prevision value-added features can provide major business opportunities

Vendors are offering value-added features in their IIDs for product differentiation, in order to retain a competitive edge in the market. For instance, Dräger offers Interlock XT, an ignition interlock device that can be fitted with an optional camera fitting that serves as a windshield-mounted camera. Images are uploaded with corresponding detail of each event. This is mainly done for user identification purposes.

Figure 2: North America Ignition Interlock Device Market Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2027

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The North America ignition interlock device market was valued at US$ 43.5 Mn in 2019 and is forecast to reach a value of US$ 68.5 Mn by 2027 at a CAGR of 5.9% between 2020 and 2027.

Market Trends 

  1. End-use Trends

Rising use of ignition interlock device as a preventive measure to avoid company losses

In the U.S., certain commercial fleet owners install ignition interlock devices voluntarily in their vehicles to avoid accidents caused due to driving under influence. Most school buses in the region are equipped with an ignition interlock device to ensure the safety of children. In the commercial vehicles, the BAC level is lower than passenger vehicles as an accident can incur losses for the company as well as the driver.

  1. Technology Trends

Rising use of biometric system

One of the prominent reasons for low penetration of Ignition interlock devices is social awkwardness caused due to use of device Sober Steering Company launched a new technology for alcohol detection. This includes sensors installed in the steering wheel that can detect if a driver has been drinking, simply through touch. The sensor can detect alcohol levels and alcohol content if found to be over pre-set limits, the vehicle does not start. This is mainly designed for a fleet management system for commercial vehicles.

Value Chain Analysis

Competitive Section

Major companies operating in the North America ignition interlock devices market are SmartStart Inc., Guardian Interlock, LLC, Lifesafer Inc., Alcohol Detection Systems, Inc., Drägerwerk AG & Co. KgaA, Alco Alert Interlock, Inc., Directed Electronics Inc., Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, Andatech, Monitech, LLC, and Intoxalock.

Key Developments

  1. Major market players are focused on mergers and acquisitions, in order to gain a competitive edge in the market. For instance, in January 2018, Directed Electronics Inc. acquired Alcohol Detection Systems (ADS), a provider of breathalyzer-based ignition interlock devices (IIDs).
  2. Key players in the market are involved in product launches, in order to enhance the market presence. For instance, in February 2020, Andatech introduced ALX3000 breathalyzer.

An ignition interlock device (IID) is a small handheld car breathalyzer device that measures the amount of alcohol in an individual’s breath. Installing an IID is a common requirement following a drunk driving offense. Ignition Interlock Device can be installed by institutions or authorities as a safety measure without DUI/DWI offense IID can be used in fleet safety, public transportation as an extra measure of safety for protection and prevention of damage to lives and goods.  Furthermore, IID is connected to the vehicle dashboard within reach from the driver’s seat

Market Dynamics

Increasing cases of drunk and drive is expected to increase demand of ignition interlock device (IID) in the North America market. Drunk and drive cases in North America region is rapidly increasing. As preventive measure law enforcement agencies are installing IID on driver’s vehicle who has been convicted of driving under the influential of alcohol. Furthermore, government also providing the reduced suspension of period if person install IID on vehicles For instance, in the state of Arizona on completion of 45 days of license suspension, offenders can have an IID installed in their vehicle, which can lead to relaxation of the remaining suspension period. A judge may suspend all but 9 days of the remaining jail time for offenders convicted with a BAC of 0.15 – 0.2 who have installed an IID.

However, high cost and false detection result provided by ignition interlock device (IID) may expected to restrain North America market. High cost of IID includes initial installment charges, monitoring and maintenance charges, calibration charges and many others. For instance, a standard IID costs US$70 to US$ 150 to install and around US$ 60 to US$ 80 per month for monitoring and calibration. Moreover, for first-time offenders, who are under inspection for up to 6 months, total costs associated with IID adds up to US$430 to US$ 630. In fact, some companies charge a sum of US$ 25 for each missed appointment with probation officer during the monitoring period. 

Market Taxonomy

This report segments the North America ignition interlock device market on the basis of End-use Industry, Technology, and Country. On the basis of End-use Industry, the North America ignition interlock device market is segmented into Compliance and Commercial. On the basis of service provider, the North America ignition interlock device market is segmented into Fuel Cell Technology and Semiconductor Technology. On the basis of Country, the North America ignition interlock device market is segmented into US and Canada.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of the North America ignition interlock device market and provides market size (US$ million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2020-2027), considering 2019 as the base year.
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the North America ignition interlock device market based on the following parameters – regulatory landscape, company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered in the North America ignition interlock device market are SmartStart Inc., Guardian Interlock, LLC, Lifesafer Inc., Alcohol Detection Systems, Inc., Drägerwerk AG & Co. KgaA, Alco Alert Interlock, Inc., Directed Electronics Inc., Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, Andatech, Monitech, LLC, and Intoxalock. And others.
  • The market players are focusing on strategic collaborations to innovate and launch new products to meet the increasing needs and requirements of consumers.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision regarding future product launches, technology upgradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The North America ignition interlock device market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the North America ignition interlock device market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • North America Ignition Interlock Device Market, By End-use Industry:
    • Compliance
    • Commercial
  • North America Ignition Interlock Device Market, By Technology:
    • Fuel Cell Technology
    • Semiconductor Technology
  • North America Ignition Interlock Device Market, By Country:
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Company Profiles
    • SmartStart Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Guardian Interlock, LLC
    • Lifesafer Inc.
    • Alcohol Detection Systems, Inc.
    • Drägerwerk AG & Co. KgaA
    • Alco Alert Interlock, Inc.
    • Directed Electronics Inc.
    • Alcohol Countermeasure Systems
    • Andatech
    • Monitech, LLC

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Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By End-use Industry
      • Market Snippet, By Technology
      • Market Snippet, By Country
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Industry Trend
    • Merger and Acquisitions
    • New System Launch/Approval
  4. North America Ignition Interlock Device Market, By End-use Industry, 2017-2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Compliance
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Commercial
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
  5. North America Ignition Interlock Device Market, By Technology, 2017-2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Fuel Cell Technology
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Semiconductor Technology
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
  6. North America Ignition Interlock Device Market, By Country, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
    • North America
      • Country Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End-use Industry, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • SmartStart Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Guardian Interlock, LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Lifesafer Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Alcohol Detection Systems, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Drägerwerk AG & Co. KgaA
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Alco Alert Interlock, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Directed Electronics Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Alcohol Countermeasure Systems
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Andatech
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Monitech, LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Intoxalock
        • kCompany Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
  8. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America ignition interlock device market size was valued at US$ 43.5 million in 2019 and is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 5.9% between 2020 and 2027.
Fuel Cell segment held the major market share in 2019 owing to reduced suspension period during the forecast period.
Major factor driving the growth of North America ignition interlock device market during the forecast period Reduced suspension period, reduced suspension period
Major factors hampering the growth of the ignition interlock device market during the forecast period constitutes of High cost associated with installation and monitoring of IID.
US ignition interlock device market is expected to generate the highest revenue during the forecast period.
Some of the key players operating in the market are SmartStart Inc., Guardian Interlock, LLC, Lifesafer Inc., Alcohol Detection Systems, Inc., Drägerwerk AG & Co. KgaA, Alco Alert Interlock, Inc., Directed Electronics Inc., Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, Andatech, Monitech, LLC, and Intoxalock.
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