P.A.S Sentry Passive Alcohol Testing Device
The P.A.S Sentry is a passive alcohol testing device designed to sniff a subject’s breath for the presence of alcohol. To perform a test the operator presses the Start button and the subject blows towards the P.A.S Sentry from a distance of several inches. A fan inside the device pulls in a portion of the subjects breath to analyze for alcohol. Because the device does not use mouthpieces or batteries there is no ongoing operating cost to use the P.A.S Sentry. The P.A.S Sentry is great for substance abuse facilities and shelters who need to quickly screen their clients for the presence of alcohol.
Light Bar Indicates Presence of Alcohol on the breath
The P.A.S Sentry uses a series of colored lights to indicate the presence and relative amount of alcohol on a subject’s breath. A subject with no alcohol on their breath will only trigger the first green light on the device. If a subject’s breath contains alcohol, a series of yellow and red lights turn on to indicate the presence and approximate amount of alcohol in the breath.
Fuel Cell Sensor Specific for Alcohol
The P.A.S Sentry uses fuel cell technology, which detects alcohol molecules and converts alcohol molecules to electrons. Fuel cell sensors are typically used in top-of-the-line evidential breath alcohol testers because of their ability to detect low amounts of alcohol and because they are specific to alcohol. That means that operators using the P.A.S Sentry can have a high degree of confidence that positive results are due only to alcohol and not due to another substance such as acetone.
Wall Mount for Easy Access
The P.A.S Sentry comes with a wall-mount system so that it is readily accessible for testing. This feature is particularly useful in settings such as shelters and halfway houses that routinely test clients every time they enter the facility. The Velcro mounting tape included with the kit makes it easy for staff to remove the P.A.S Sentry from the wall to store the unit when it’s not in use.