About Us

About ACS Group Of Companies

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc. is an international group of companies with one common goal: to promote road safety through industry-leading breath alcohol testing technology.

ACS began as a research division of Borg-Warner in the 1970′s with the mandate to develop a technology that could prevent a vehicle from being started if the driver was impaired. This research group was later incorporated in 1976 in the United States as Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, Inc., an Illinois corporation, and in Canada as Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Inc., an Ontario corporation. (The Canadian company was later renamed Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp. in 1986).

In 1991, Felix J.E. Comeau acquired both companies and under his guidance, ACS developed new alcohol sensing technologies that are used in a variety of applications spanning a variety of markets including automotive, industrial, law enforcement, as well as public and personal safety.

Mr. Comeau restructured the corporate group in 2005 by forming a holding company, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc. to be the parent of all companies within the group. Today, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems provides a coherent single vision with close attention to quality products and services. through offices in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, China, Australasia and the Americas, employing over 500 talented individuals to design, manufacture and market some of the most accurate and reliable alcohol sensing equipment and to deliver the most professional alcohol interlock services in the world.

For a list of international offices, please click here.

About Our Breath Alcohol Testing Products

ACS is proud to affirm that all final assembly and testing of our breath alcohol testing products occur at our manufacturing facilities in Toronto, Canada. From personal alcohol testers like DRIVESAFE™,to portable institutional breath alcohol testers like ALERT™ J5, ACS employs alcohol-specific electrochemical sensor technology to ensure accuracy and stability, no matter the application.

In addition, ACS employed infrared technology at 9.43 µm is to develop the world’s first truly portable infrared evidential breath alcohol tester – the SAFIR™ Evolution with OIML certification.

Lastly, ACS is proud to manufacture a robust line of ALCOLOCK™ alcohol interlock devices for jurisdictional and commercial use across the globe.

More information on ACS line of breath alcohol testing products can be found at acs-corp.com.

About ALCOLOCK Compliance Monitoring Programs

Using the INTELLIHUM™ anti-circumvention technology and trusted electrochemical alcohol sensors, ACS manufactures alcohol interlocks that are utilized through the ALCOLOCK branded service delivery network. Secure proprietary software applications allow ALCOLOCK ease of scheduling and managing client data while adhering to government regulations for client personal privacy and encryption. ALCOLOCK service centres provide quality alcohol interlock installation, monitoring and friendly customer service to legislated (DUI/DWI) ignition interlock programs around the world.

ACS first offered alcohol interlock services to government jurisdictions in Canada with the goal to remediate drink drivers. Beginning with the Province of Alberta in 1990, ACS established GIS Canada (now ALCOLOCK Canada) as an alcohol interlock service company to provide compliance monitoring services to Canadian provincial governments.

Today, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc. operates service delivery companies under the ALCOLOCK brand name in North America, Europe and Scandinavia.

In Canada, ALCOLOCK Canada Inc. (formerly GIS Canada) provides compliance monitoring services through a network of over 100 corporate and third-party service centres in 10 Provinces and two Territories. Visit alcolockcanada.com for more information about our services in Canada.

In the United States, ALCOLOCK USA has a network of 85 corporate and third-party services centers operating in 11 States. Visit alcolockusa.com for more information about our service delivery companies in the USA.

In Scandinavia, ALCOLOCK Sverige AB works with a network of over 30 third-party service centres to provide compliance monitoring service throughout Sweden. In France, ALCOLOCK France SAS has just completed a compliance monitoring trial diversion program in the Haute-Savoie region as France continues to develop national regulations for future compliance monitoring programs.

In Australia, ACS has a strategic partnership with Guardian Interlock Systems Australasia Pty Limited to supply alcohol interlocks for use in compliance programs across the country.

With affordable monthly program fees that include the use of an alcohol interlock, ALCOLOCK service delivery companies around the world make it easy for individuals convicted of a drink-driving offences to adhere to their jurisdictional program requirements to work towards reinstatement of their driving license.

About ALCOLOCK™ Commercial Alcohol Interlock Programs

The ALCOLOCK™ line of alcohol interlock devices is used by truck, bus and taxi fleet companies around the world to promote safe driving and to comply with local transport laws. ALCOLOCK offices in France, Sweden, Belgium, Finland and Russia provide local fleet owners innovative fleet management solutions to protect their drivers, cargo and commercial assets. In France and Finland, laws have been enacted to mandate the use of alcohol interlocks in vehicles carrying school children. Increasingly, European legislators are considering the use of alcohol interlocks for commercial vehicles including heavy vehicles and those that carry dangerous goods.

More information regarding the global offices that offer ALCOLOCK™ alcohol interlock devices can be found at alcolock.net.

About ACS Quality Standards

ACS has earned ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality certifications to ensure the highest standard for our line of products and associated services while balancing our respect for the environment.

Additionally, ACS is the only alcohol interlock manufacturer to achieve TS 16949 quality certification, proving our commitment to the automotive OEM market and to overall manufacturing quality that sets us apart. This quality certificate supports our Tier-one supplier status to many OEM truck and bus manufacturers including the Volvo Group.