The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-08-14T01:38:41Z Car accessory a valuable device and perfect Father’s Day gift 2019-08-14T01:38:41Z car-accessory-a-valuable-device-and-perfect-fathers-day-gift With road rage and bad driving seemingly becoming the norm on today’s roads, the perfect gift for Father’s Day is a DriveSense dash cam. Dash cams — or car dashboard cameras — are increasingly being used in vehicles to insure drivers against adverse outcomes on roads and in car parks. Dad’s love their cars so if they are involved in a crash and they weren’t at fault, dash cam footage can be provided to the insurance company to prove it. Even if his car is hit in a car park, whether he was there or not, the dash cam can record the event. Using a dash cam is like having an extra insurance policy and can protect the affected driver’s finances. It’s also a big time-saver as the evidence allows the insurance company to chase the other car’s owner for compensation. DriveSense Ranger dash cams produce crisp clear video recordings, and audio if desired, including other information such as location, date, time and speed. Leading Australian safety products company, Andatech, has introduced new DriveSense Ranger dash cams that use the latest generation technology and provide exceptional camera quality. G-sensor detects vibrations Ensuring the video footage is protected when needed is crucial, which is assisted by the gravity sensor (G-sensor) in the device. DriveSense dash cams have a built-in G-sensor that uses indicators such as vibrations and sudden jolting motions to alert the user to protect the recorded file so it cannot be deleted or overwritten. The G-sensor sensitivity can be set to low, medium, high or switched off completely. A film file can also be manually selected to lock or protect, which is then saved in a separate folder in the microSD card and cannot be deleted. Andatech’s two dash cam models comprise the DriveSense Ranger Dash Cam with WiFi and GPS ($249) and the DriveSense Ranger Duo Dash Cam ($299), which has both a front and rear dash cam with GPS. DriveSense features Features of the DriveSense Ranger dash cams include: * Recording in high resolution super HD 1080p at 30 frames per second to ensure it will pick up details such as licence plate numbers. * 1.5 or 2-inch LCD colour screen that is lightweight and compact without blocking the field of view. * A built-in accelerometer that records the speed of the vehicle while driving and is shown in every video recording. * 150-degree wide angle view with six-layer glass and infrared vision that provides an excellent field of view, comfortably covering up to five lanes of traffic. * 4x digital zoom to check details of licence plates, road signs and street names and large f/2.0 aperture, which provides vivid recordings under low light conditions and clear images even at night. * Ability to record videos in 3, 5 or 10 minute segments or continuously. Once the memory is full, the dash cam will start writing over older files seamlessly (excluding locked files). DriveSense dash cams have auto start up and shut down and users can enable or disable motion detection. Following the easy installation, it can connect directly to a smartphone for viewing and downloading files using the free DriveSense app. Andatech’s dash cams provide crisp clear recordings, full functionality and connectivity for an easy, seamless user experience. Both units come with a 32GB micro SD card and one-year warranty. For more information visit: https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/collections/dash-cam About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech’s distribution channel offers consumer safety and air quality products including dash cams, FIR heater, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/ Road rage and bad driving sees more dash cams being installed 2019-06-12T00:38:58Z road-rage-and-bad-driving-sees-more-dash-cams-being-installed It seems that not a day goes by when we don’t hear about a road rage incident or see a case of really bad driving. This is prompting more drivers to install dash cams — or car dashboard cameras — in their vehicles to insure themselves against adverse outcomes that may occur as a result. Along with many other reasons to use a dash cam, it’s the user’s hip pocket that’s the winner: protecting their finances and personal property, and importantly, their time. For example, with rear-ending being the most common type of car accident in Australia, drivers of the car who did the rear-ending are usually considered at fault unless they can prove otherwise. If they are innocent, a dash cam with a crisp clear recording can help prove it straight away. Clear footage can also help identify vehicles that leave the scene of an incident. Insurance companies love dash cams because they can then chase the real instigator of the crash and the affected driver isn’t recorded as being at fault. At its heart, a dash cam continuously records video and audio as well as other information such as location, date, time and speed. Leading Australian safety products company, Andatech, has introduced new DriveSense Ranger dash cams that use the latest generation technology and provide exceptional camera quality. G-sensor detects vibrations Ensuring the video footage is protected when needed is crucial, which is assisted by the gravity sensor (G-sensor) in the device. DriveSense dash cams have a built-in G-sensor that uses indicators such as vibrations and sudden jolting motions to alert the user to protect the recorded file so it cannot be deleted or overwritten. The G-sensor sensitivity can be set to low, medium, high or switched off completely. A film file can also be manually selected to lock or protect, which is then saved in a separate folder in the microSD card and cannot be deleted. Andatech’s two dash cam models comprise the DriveSense Ranger Dash Cam with WiFi and GPS ($249) and the DriveSense Ranger Duo Dash Cam ($299), which has both a front and rear dash cam with GPS. DriveSense features Features of the DriveSense Ranger dash cams include: * Recording in high resolution super HD 1080p at 30 frames per second to ensure it will pick up details such as licence plate numbers. * 1.5 or 2-inch LCD colour screen that is lightweight and compact without blocking the field of view. * A built-in accelerometer that records the speed of the vehicle while driving and is shown in every video recording. * 150-degree wide angle view with six-layer glass and infrared vision that provides an excellent field of view, comfortably covering up to five lanes of traffic. * 4x digital zoom to check details of licence plates, road signs and street names and large f/2.0 aperture, which provides vivid recordings under low light conditions and clear images even at night. * Ability to record videos in 3, 5 or 10 minute segments or continuously. Once the memory is full, the dash cam will start writing over older files seamlessly (excluding locked files). DriveSense dash cams have auto start up and shut down and users can enable or disable motion detection. Following the easy installation, it can connect directly to a smartphone for viewing and downloading files using the free DriveSense app. Andatech’s dash cams provide crisp clear recordings, full functionality and connectivity for an easy, seamless user experience. Both units come with a 32GB micro SD card and one-year warranty. For more information visit: https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/collections/dash-cam About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech’s distribution channel offers consumer safety and air quality products including dash cams, FIR heater, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/ Kick away the winter blues with far infrared heating 2019-06-01T00:43:29Z kick-away-the-winter-blues-with-far-infrared-heating Days are getting shorter and winter is on our doorstep, which signals two unwanted occurrences: the lack of solar warmth and higher heating bills. However, both of these can be eased thanks to the Ionmax Ray heater that uses Far Infrared (FIR) thermal waves as its heat source, which penetrate and warm up the whole body, just like the sun. FIR technology is also extremely economical to operate*, being almost half the cost of reverse cycle air conditioners and almost one third of the operating cost of space heaters. The many problems associated with traditional heaters are eliminated with an Ionmax Ray heater. For example: Humidity levels are maintained because the FIR radiation doesn’t dry out the room’s atmosphere, providing a healthier and more comfortable environment. Dust and pollen that cause allergies aren’t blown around rooms because the heat is gentle and delivered more efficiently. Heating a large room with high ceilings or drafts can take an age whereas the Ionmax Ray delivers heat instantly, even at a distance and without any glare. Patented design Allowing heat to be delivered where it’s wanted, the Ionmax Ray from Andatech has a patented design relating to a versatile tilt mechanism, which allows a balanced and smooth 10 degree downward and 30-degree upward movement. It also has an auto swing of 70 degrees and manual rotation of 60 degrees. Extensive safety features are in-built including: > A child lock. > Overheat cut-off. > Tilt-off protection. > 10-hour auto switch off. The heater’s easy-to-use control panel allows users to set the timer at one hour increments up to nine hours. This flexibility extends to the level of comfortable heat desired with nine heat settings that can be selected from 200W to 1200W. Thoughtful design also covers its ease of use with a top handle for lifting and moving the heater, along with a power cord holder to keep it tidy when the unit is not in use. Andatech’s Ionmax Ray heater is suitable for the home, study, shed or garage and has whisper quiet operation. The bedroom is a perfect location as it doesn’t dry out the air, leaving occupants with a much more refreshing sleep. Priced at $439, it comes with a one-year warranty that can be extended for a further two years. www.andatechdistribution.com.au/products/ionmax-ray-ion801 * Check the website for a comparison between standard heaters showing the approximate operating costs per year. About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech’s distribution channel offers consumer safety and air quality products including a heater, dash cams, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/ Mother’s Day gift idea | Unusual but very practical gift for Mum this Mother’s Day 2019-04-30T06:27:43Z mothers-day-gift-idea-unusual-but-very-practical-gift-for-mum-this-mothers-day-1 Being just a fraction over the legal limit could spell disaster in the household if Mum was caught drink driving. To avoid this possibility, gift Mum a personal breathalyser this Mother’s Day so she can know when it is safe to drive after a night out with friends or family. The best breathalyser for Mum is one that is lightweight, highly accurate and provides a fast reading, such as the AlcoSense Elite 3 (RRP $219) or AlcoSense Verity (RRP $269). AlcoSense personal breathalysers use fuel cell sensor technology, which provides the most accurate readings up to three decimal places. All AlcoSense breathalysers from Andatech are eligible for a lifetime warranty covered under the AlcoSense guarantee, which provides peace of mind that the device will keep providing accurate results time after time. www.andatech.com.au About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech also has a distribution channel offering consumer safety products and air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ Suggested caption: Think of your Mum this Mother’s Day and give her a gift that will help keep her safe, not to mention avoiding a hefty fine and loss of licence! HIGH RES IMAGES AVAILABLE: Please contact Wendy McWilliams at WMC Public Relations Pty Ltd Statement on Brisbane City Council distributing disposable breathalysers to staff 2019-03-20T03:03:10Z statement-on-brisbane-city-council-distributing-disposable-breathalysers-to-staff Brisbane City Council has purchased 18,000 disposable personal breathalysers for staff to undertake voluntary testing after lunch or the morning after a heavy night of drinking. https://www.facebook.com/couriermail/posts/10156704673552702 Irwandy Tan, CEO of Andatech, says the amount spent on disposable units, which may have been up to $50,000, could have been better spent on wall-mounted and personal breathalysers to provide a long-term solution. Andatech has the largest number of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces and hospitality venues. Mr Tan said Brisbane City Council and any other workplace/venue can install a wall-mounted breathalyser to determine accurate readings of employees’ BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) to three decimal places. “While many workplaces conduct random alcohol and drug testing, providing a voluntary system where employees can check themselves at any time, allows employees to be responsible for their actions, which is a good thing.” The other suggestion from Irwandy Tan is that for the same amount of money, Brisbane City Council could have purchased around 160 personal breathalysers that employees could take with them to lunches and meetings so they could test themselves before they return to work. “For the Council’s investment, I believe a better option would have been a mix of wall mounted units and hand-held personal breathalysers that come with removable mouthpieces. “Once the units have been purchased, the only other cost is calibration of the fuel cell technology to ensure ongoing accuracy and the purchase of more mouthpieces. “The other concern with having 18,000 disposable units is that they will all end up in landfill,” he added. Ends For more comments please contact: Mr Irwandy Tan, Director and CEO, Andatech. T: 03 8899 6900 M: 0400 338 300 E: irwandy@andatech.com.au https://www.andatech.com.au/ About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech also has a distribution channel offering consumer safety products and air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ Media enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, T: 03 9803 2588 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au The Autumn Racing Carnival is here! Check your BAC before driving home 2019-02-28T04:44:21Z the-autumn-racing-carnival-is-here-check-your-bac-before-driving-home The Autumn Racing Carnival has finally arrived with multi-million-dollar races at Randwick, Rosehill, Warwick Farm as well as Melbourne and Adelaide tracks over the next two months. But while visitors can have fun and success at the track, it can all turn sour if you get caught drink-driving. To help ensure this doesn’t happen, it’s best to use a personal breathalyser during the day to test your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Having a few drinks to celebrate winning races or just enjoying the atmosphere at the track is fine but when it’s time to go home, drivers must be under .05. A personal breathalyser can show what your reading is before the police do. No-one wants to lose their licence, cop a hefty fine and have their car impounded so it’s best to conduct a personal breath test before you even head to the car park. If you aren’t within the legal limit, only time will bring the BAC down. Regular testing during the day using a personal breathalyser is easy with slim and lightweight units that fit into the palm of your hand. It’s best to make sure it is certified to Australian Standards, it’s reliable and provides an accurate reading in seconds. Good personal breathalysers should provide a BAC reading to three decimal places with an accuracy of +/-.005% BAC and takes the guesswork out of knowing whether or not it is safe to drive a motor vehicle. More information about breathalysers can be found here: www.andatech.com.au More information about the Autumn Racing Carnival can be found here: https://www.horseracinginfo.com.au/sydney-autumn-racing-carnival.php and here: https://www.horseracinginfo.com.au/melbourne-autumn-racing-carnival.php ends Note to editor: If you would like to review an AlcoSense personal breathalyser, please contact Wendy McWilliams on 03 9803 2588 or wendy@wmcpr.com.au with details of your request and she can organise for a unit to be sent to you. BAC refers to blood alcohol concentration or blood alcohol content and describes the percentage of alcohol present in an individual’s bloodstream at a particular point in time. It is the key variable that determines whether law enforcement can legally arrest a driver for impairment. AlcoSense breathalysers come with a three-year warranty that is extendable up to a lifetime as long as the unit is calibrated every six months. This is provided under the ‘AlcoSense Guarantee’, which applies to all Andatech breathalysers. https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/pages/alcosense-guarantee About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ Media enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, T: 03 9803 2588 Christmas Gift Idea: Different but very practical gift that shows you care 2018-11-29T05:42:15Z christmas-gift-idea-different-but-very-practical-gift-that-shows-you-care A personal breathalyser is certainly a different Christmas gift; one that’s very practical, may save a loved one’s driver’s licence, a hefty fine, or even their life. AlcoSense personal breathalysers provide accurate three decimal place alcohol readings and are easy to use, compact and reasonably priced. With a simple and fast one-button operation, AlcoSense breathalysers are especially useful for all drivers to use the next morning to ensure they only drive when their BAC is low. All AlcoSense personal breathalysers from Andatech are eligible for a lifetime warranty covered under the AlcoSense guarantee, which provides drivers with peace of mind that the device will keep providing accurate results time after time. There are 7 different models in the personal AlcoSense personal breathalyser range with prices from $199 to $499. The AlcoSense Elite 3, with an RRP of $219, is designed for convenience and portability. Its sleek and compact design makes it easy to carry and it comes with a case for storing the unit and extra mouthpieces. It's Australian Standard AS3547 Certified for accuracy and reliability, and is an excellent breathalyser for all users. https://www.andatech.com.au About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ [suggested caption] Be different! Give an AlcoSense personal breathalyser to a loved one at Christmas and know it may save their licence and a hefty fine. BAC: blood alcohol concentration ‘Tis the season! Remove allergens, pet hair, bad odours and germs 2018-10-31T01:10:22Z tis-the-season-remove-allergens-pet-hair-bad-odours-and-germs With nearly 1 in 5 Australians suffering allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and the sale of hay fever medicines doubling1 as a result, it’s good to know that an air purifier can trap 99.97% of allergens down to 0.3 microns in size. Simply using an air purifier could help reduce the need for expensive and invasive medicines such as nasal sprays and oral antihistamines, and they can be used in the home, at the office and even in vehicles. Hay fever does occur throughout the year but peaks in October and November. ACT has the highest rate of allergic rhinitis (26%), followed by Tasmania (23%), South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia (all 21%), and NSW (19%). The lowest rates were in NT (12%) and Qld (17%). Unlike many health conditions, allergic rhinitis is most common in the middle years of life: 15 to 59 years and is triggered by an allergic reaction. Common triggers include house dust, animal fur, pollens, fungal spores and air pollutants. The highest standard of air purifiers use HEPA filters, which stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, and designates that the filters are able to trap 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns or larger. One of Australia’s largest suppliers of portable air purifiers is Andatech with its Ionmax products that range from a personal unit that can be used in cars, trucks and on aeroplanes, to a larger model, the ION390, which can be placed in open spaces at home and in offices. The unit combines three forms of efficient air purification technologies: HEPA filtration, UV light and negative ions. Five-step filtration process The intelligent Ionmax ION390 UV HEPA Air Purifier utilises a five-step filtration process to completely and efficiently filter and clean indoor air. Starting with the pre-filter, the ION390 removes large airborne articles from the air. The HEPA air purifier filter then removes microscopic particles from the air, while the carbon filter removes undesirable odours and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). The next step is the Titanium Dioxide filter and the UV lamp, which work hand-in-hand to break down harmful contaminants in the air and kill mould, bacteria and viruses. Finally, the ION390 UV HEPA Air Purifier releases negative ions into the air to help revitalise and refresh indoor air. Ionmax air purifiers help to clean and filter the air not only of dust, hair and dander, but also from airborne allergens, bacteria, viruses, odours and harmful chemicals. With added features such as negative ionisers, UVC lamps and improved filters, Ionmax air purifiers ensure clean, healthy air anywhere and anytime. Andatech’s HEPA air purifiers have a large air intake that traps airborne particles at a rate of more than 99%, eliminating many fine particles and allergens from the air. By placing an Ionmax air purifier in the home or workplace, users can enjoy healthier, cleaner air free of pollutants. Portable and stylish, they also operate quietly and their compact design makes them easy to move around different rooms. Ionmax air purifiers are energy efficient and affordably priced so clean and healthy indoor air is accessible to everyone. Jamie, who runs a small business (office) in tandem with a commercial kitchen, said, “I noticed that the kitchen odours were substantially less when leaving the filter running on [the] lowest setting. The staff were unaware I had implemented the filter, but hay fever in the office literally stopped the day I put it in.” Bryan purchased an ION390 from Sleep Solutions and said, “On the first night [after purchasing it and] running the filter for four hours I had one of my best night sleeps in a long time.” https://www.andatech.com.au/air-purifiers/ Ends Further information: 1 https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-respiratory-conditions/allergic-rhinitis-hay-fever/contents/allergic-rhinitis-by-the-numbers RRP of ION390 is $369 (HEPA filter) RRP of ION401 is $299 (Ionic tower) RRP of ION330 is $149 (car & desktop model) RRP of ION260 is $69 (personal, wearable with 2 x AA batteries) RRP of ION420 is $299 (HEPA filter) About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ HIGH RES IMAGES CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE WMC PR PRESS OFFICE AT: https://wmcpr.com.au/tis-the-season-remove-allergens-pet-hair-bad-odours-and-germs/ or send an email to Wendy McWilliams at wendy@wmcpr.com.au Andatech shortlisted for National Business Award 2018-10-09T01:12:57Z andatech-shortlisted-for-national-business-award Andatech, which provides alcohol and drug testing equipment and services to individuals and businesses in Australia and internationally, has been shortlisted for a highly sought-after Optus My Business Award. The Australian company is based in Vermont in Melbourne’s east and is a finalist in the Customer Service Experience of the Year category at the premier event of the year for SMEs, the 2018 Optus My Business Awards. Andatech, which won the award for the same category in 2016 and was a finalist in 2017, is also an award winner in the 2018 Australian Small Business Champion Awards (Specialised Small Business), the 2017 Whitehorse Excellence in Business Awards (Small Business Award) and 2016 Australian Business Awards (Business Excellence & Business Innovation). The Optus My Business Awards, which covers 28 categories, acknowledges best practice within a particular industry sector, as well as individual business leaders, excellence in customer service and achievements in innovation, corporate social responsibility and workplace culture. Winners from company-related categories are shortlisted for the highly coveted Business of the Year Award. Adam Zuchetti, editor of My Business, said it is another big year for Australia's longest-running SME awards program, with a record number of submissions for 2018. "Small and medium-sized businesses are undeniably the backbone of our nation's economy, as well as the heart of our local communities. It is wonderful to be able to recognise them on their achievements in service delivery, product innovation, workplace excellence and commitment to sustainability. "Every year, both the number and the quality of submissions we receive gets better, making it an ever-more impressive feat for those stand-out businesses who are named finalists. Our judges really have their work cut out for them in trying to select this year's winners!" Irwandy Tan, director at Andatech, said he was humbled by achieving Finalist status in such a competitive category. "Andatech's recognition for its excellent service to customers reinforces the strength of the brand in connecting and engaging with its customers," he said. “Trying to deliver a great customer experience has always been our focus, both online and offline, before and after sales. One of the ways we do this is to always try and get feedback from customers and act on this so we continuously improve. “In addition, we regularly introduce new systems and products to ensure ease of use for customers and provide new technology and solutions to simplify processes for customers.” Winners of the 2018 Optus My Business Awards will be announced at a black-tie awards dinner on Friday, 9 November at The Star, Sydney. www.andatech.com.au About Andatech: Founded in 2003, Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 9 drug groups providing error-free results. These ranges of equipment have led Andatech to develop strong relationships with mining and infrastructure industries throughout Australia. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ Media enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, T: 03 9803 2588 / 0421 364 665 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au Selection of high res photos available. How NOT to lose your licence this Spring Racing Carnival 2018-10-04T06:01:16Z how-not-to-lose-your-licence-this-spring-racing-carnival Having a couple of drinks and being “a little bit over” means you can still lose your driver’s licence, find your car is impounded, cop a hefty fine and have to fit an interlock device. This Spring Racing Festival do the right thing and check to make sure you are under 0.05 BAC before you get in the car and drive. It’s also advisable to check your reading the next day as many people, including high profile footballers, have been caught out with a “just over” reading more than 12 hours after their last drink. This is extremely important for P-plate drivers who need a zero reading. Determining your BAC reading before you even walk to get into your car is easy with an Andatech AlcoSense personal breathalyser. With a one-button operation, an AlcoSense breathalyser is highly accurate with a fuel cell sensor that provides in seconds a BAC reading to three decimal places and an accuracy of +/-.005%. Like they did during the AFL Grand Final weekend, Victoria Police are sure to have a blitz on, especially around the Melbourne Cup ‘long’ weekend. As part of Operation Scoreboard when the Grand Final was held, the police removed 215 drink and 194 drug drivers from the roads. All Alcosense personal breathalysers are slim and lightweight and fit into the palm of your hand. Prices start from just $219, which is a low-cost and valuable insurance policy that takes the guesswork out of knowing your BAC reading — before the police pull you over to test it for themselves. AlcoSense breathalysers come with a lifetime guarantee*. www.andatech.com.au Ends Note: BAC refers to blood alcohol concentration or blood alcohol content and describes the percentage of alcohol present in an individual’s bloodstream at a particular point in time. It is the key variable that determines whether law enforcement can legally arrest a driver for impairment. * A three-year warranty is extendable up to a lifetime as long as the unit is calibrated every six months. This is provided under the ‘AlcoSense Guarantee’, which applies to all Andatech breathalysers. https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/pages/alcosense-guarantee About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ Media enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, T: 03 9803 2588 / 0421 364 665 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au Selection of high res photos available. National Safe Work Month: Many benefits for SMEs in outsourcing drug and alcohol testing 2018-10-04T01:55:40Z national-safe-work-month-many-benefits-for-smes-in-outsourcing-drug-and-alcohol-testing Staff working under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be dangerous, not just to themselves, but their fellow workers and the organisation’s reputation. Major events, such as the forthcoming Melbourne Cup, are times when more workers test positive for drugs the next day such as MET (methamphetamine/ice), MDMA (ecstasy) and THC (marijuana). With October being National Safe Work Month, Andatech, a leading Australian supplier of drug and alcohol testing equipment and services, highlights how substance use and abuse play a significant role in work‑related injuries and fatalities. "Australian businesses are losing an estimated $6 billion annually due to substance use‑related productivity issues and 7.5% of hospital morbidity is related to alcohol consumption in the workplace," said Jaka Exstrada, Business Development Manager from Andatech. "This abuse also contributes to adverse productivity outcomes such as absenteeism, lateness, a decrease in attention span, poor coordination, difficulty in comprehension and slower reaction time." Many employers who want to carry out tests but cannot justify having an in-house drug and alcohol testing regime for random testing, post-incident and emergency testing are turning to third party testing, which is becoming more readily available. This outsourced testing is more affordable and can be customised for each organisation, tailoring the level of equipment, the frequency and the volume of drug and alcohol testing to suit their requirements. "Organisations may not realise that on-site drug testing services, either urine or oral, can be set up for as little as one person per year. In addition, they can also opt for education and awareness presentations and inductions, and policy and procedure development. "Third party testing is ideal for smaller businesses who want to comply with workplace health and safety but would prefer a professional with experience in testing to undertake the tests. "The testing service can also deal with awkward situations and it doesn’t hinder relationships between employees," he said. Testing improves employee compliance One Melbourne manufacturer that commenced testing earlier this year, has seen the incidence of positive readings halved from an average of 6% to 3%. The improvement is expected to continue as staff realise they can't get away with it. The purpose of this company's testing regime is to prevent staff from arriving at work still under the influence of drugs or alcohol as they are putting themselves and others at risk from injury or worse. To this end, various types of testing is conducted including random testing and special days testing when people are more likely to give a positive result, such as the day after Melbourne Cup Day or Australia Day. Some companies also conduct pre‑employment tests, incident tests and for‑cause tests where they suspect someone may be under the influence. For companies who want to manage their own testing regime, Andatech offers urine and oral DrugSense kits that test for nine different drug types. The company also has the widest range of Australian Standard‑certified breathalysers in Australia, including AlcoSense workplace breathalysers. However, many small enterprises are now turning to third party on-site drug and alcohol services from Andatech that uses a NATA accredited lab, certified collectors/testers and offers 24/7 on-site testing in all major cities in Australia, which is crucial when emergency and post-incident testing is required quickly. www.andatech.com.au https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month/about Ends Free resources for business: White paper: Developing a Drugs and Alcohol Policy: Avoiding Common Pitfalls when Including Drug & Breath Tests https://www.andatech.com.au/developing-drugs-alcohol-policy-whitepaper White paper: Drug Abuse in the Workplace: A hidden management crisis https://www.andatech.com.au/workplace-drug-abuse-whitepaper White paper: Human Factor: The Human-Technology Interface in Workplace Safety https://www.andatech.com.au/human-factor-workplace-safety-whitepaper Some more facts & figures: In its 2007 study, the Australian Safety and Compensation Council reported that 2.5% of the workforce attends work despite being under the influence of illicit drugs. Figures released by The Alcohol and Drug Foundation show that Australian businesses lose an estimated $6 billion annually due to substance use-related productivity issues. According to the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), most work-related accident compensation claims come from workers who are absent for 12 weeks on average. These claims have a direct and indirect cost estimated at $60 billion per year. Wheeldon through Integrity Sampling found that 300,000 workers in Australia in full-time employment, misuse drugs and alcohol at harmful levels, and that 57% of part-time and contractual staff have the same problem. 40% of the workforce population in the 35-55-year-old demographic tested positive for methamphetamine and 1 in 15 professional drivers in the State of Victoria tested positive for illicit drugs in 2016. About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 9 drug groups providing error-free results. https://www.andatech.com.au/ Media enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, T: 03 9803 2588 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au To request any photos in high resolution please contact Wendy McWilliams. Captions: Andatech’s AlcoSense Prodigy S workplace breathalyser with one-touch operation delivers highly accurate readings. Andatech’s DrugSense Saliva Drug Testing Kit that tests for all the main drug groups. Andatech Sentry baton breathalyser can take 12 samples per minute. Why a dehumidifier should be on your spring shopping list 2018-07-31T00:07:39Z why-a-dehumidifier-should-be-on-your-spring-shopping-list Spring is just around the corner so now is the time to act to prevent triggers for allergies and asthma. A dehumidifier can play a valuable role in reducing allergens in the home with dust mites and mould being two of the main culprits. National Asthma Council Australia says that an indoor humidity level of between 30 and 60 per cent is ideal. And results from a US study* showed that allergen levels were more than 10 times lower in homes with a low relative humidity compared with humid homes. While compressor dehumidifiers have been around for some time, the newer technology of desiccant dehumidifiers can provide Australian homes with more versatility because they are efficient in both high and low temperatures. Mould needs humidity levels of above 55 per cent relative humidity to grow so keeping your indoor humidity to anything below 50 per cent is best to inhibit mould growth. Portable desiccant dehumidifiers such as the Ionmax ION612 and ION632 have the ability to lower indoor humidity to a very low level of 35 per cent relative humidity (RH) and integrate the latest advancements in air purification. Up to 10 litres of moisture can be extracted per day. Dehumidifiers have many other uses Lowering the level of humidity to a more comfortable range is not only better for your health, it is also beneficial for clothing, leather, books, wooden furniture, camera equipment, hobby and storage rooms. Laundries are humid hot-spots and a perfect place to operate a dehumidifier where you can actually dry your clothes faster than using a clothes dryer. Setting the Ionmax desiccant dehumidifier to Turbo Laundry mode will increase drying efficiency and speed up the process. All Ionmax dehumidifiers have a built-in humidistat, which measures and maintains a set RH, and multiple modes and settings to maintain homes at an optimum indoor humidity level. Being the latest technology, Ionmax desiccant dehumidifiers do not need to be maintained. At their heart is zeolite, which is self-regenerating and the only maintenance needed is to clean or vacuum the filter regularly. The Ionmax ION612 and ION632 have been highly rated and recommended by Choice with the Ionmax ION632 being Choice’s number one “Overall Best Performer” for four years running. Ionmax dehumidifiers are priced from $199 and available from Andatech’s Wellness range at https://andatech.com.au/ and https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/pages/dehumidifiers Ends * Study Conclusion: This study showed that it is practical to maintain an indoor RH of less than 51% during the humid summer season in a temperate climate, and this resulted in significant reductions in mite and allergen levels. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11149998 Caption: Desiccant dehumidifiers reduce humidity in homes thereby providing a healthier environment, particularly if allergies are an issue. Infographic: A high res of this infographic that covers mould in homes (what is it, common areas for mould, health symptoms and how to remove) is available. Please contact Wendy McWilliams at WMC PR. About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ Media enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, T: 03 9803 2588 / 0421 364 665 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au Wide selection of high res photos available. Father’s Day gift dilemma? Look no further 2018-07-25T03:27:53Z fathers-day-gift-dilemma-look-no-further Cross off the shopping list, ‘Buy Father’s Day present’, because the perfect gift that will keep on giving has been found. Children (and of course Mums too) always want Dad to be safe and that’s why the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day is a personal breathalyser. A brand new super-lightweight Australian-designed AlcoSense breathalyser has just been launched and the sleek, minimalist design will impress any Dad. Andatech’s AlcoSense Elite 3 has a low weight of just 83 grams, which includes the batteries, and matches the very attractive low RRP of just $219. The Elite 3 has a fuel cell sensor that provides fast, accurate alcohol-specific readings within 10 seconds of taking a test. BAC results are provided to three decimal places with an accuracy of +/-.005% BAC#. It is tested and certified for its accuracy and reliability meeting Australian Standard AS3547. Andatech’s unique specially designed mouthpiece allows for a better, more comfortable holding angle and also helps to prevent moisture from entering the sensor. The stylish black Elite 3 can be used with a mouthpiece for specific testing or without a mouthpiece for fast mode testing. This normal and fast dual mode reading is usually only found on more expensive devices. The fast mode provides a positive or negative alcohol reading within five seconds and is perfect for P-plate drivers who need a zero-alcohol reading before driving and therefore aren’t concerned with a specific BAC reading. Perhaps it’s the perfect present for new drivers to give to their Dad so they can make use of it from time to time as well? The Elite 3 comes with its own zip pouch that protects the unit and conveniently stores the five mouthpieces provided with the device. It has a three-year warranty, which is extendable to a lifetime*. Andatech has a wide range of personal breathalysers priced from $199 to $279 that can be found and purchased from Autobarn, RACV and RAA Shops and online at www.andatech.com.au Ends Note to editor: If you would like to review the new Elite 3 personal breathalyser, please contact Wendy McWilliams on 03 9803 2588 or wendy@wmcpr.com.au with details of your request and she can organise for a unit to be sent to you. Note also that because the Elite 3 is so new, it isn’t yet stocked in Autobarn and RACV, just RAA and online at www.andatech.com.au # BAC refers to blood alcohol concentration or blood alcohol content and describes the percentage of alcohol present in an individual’s bloodstream at a particular point in time. It is the key variable that determines whether law enforcement can legally arrest a driver for impairment. * A three-year warranty is extendable up to a lifetime as long as the unit is calibrated every six months. This is provided under the ‘AlcoSense Guarantee’, which applies to all Andatech breathalysers. https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/pages/alcosense-guarantee About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ Media enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, T: 03 9803 2588 / 0421 364 665 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au Good selection of high res product and lifestyle photos available. New wall-mounted breathalyser allows contactless payment 2018-05-24T03:12:29Z new-wall-mounted-breathalyser-allows-contactless-payment Andatech’s new SoberPoint 3 Wave breathalyser can pay for itself within weeks and continue to generate profit for licensed venues and events the more it is used. Installing the modern, wall-mounted and robust breathalyser is an excellent way for licensed premises to be seen adhering to the responsible serving of alcohol. SoberPoint 3 Wave now offers cashless payment with users able to pay for their individual test via credit card, debit card and contactless payment methods such as PayPass, PayWave, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. Venues and events can encourage patrons to take a breath test without the need for cash, tokens, or small change. They simply swipe their card or tap and go to make a payment and begin the test via a regular cylindrical straw. Make extra revenue With low set up and maintenance costs, venues can choose the charge per breath test that patrons will pay. Revenue can go into a nominated financial account for easy clearance and monitoring. Venues or events may even choose to donate all profits to charity, as a Melbourne casino does from its 21 units. The breathalyser's built-in LCD screen can be used as advertising space for promotions or in-house announcements. To do this, users simply load slideshows or videos (with audio) onto a memory card or USB and plug this into the SoberPoint 3 Wave to play continuously. The upgraded SoberPoint 3 Wave features Andatech's own high tech FXCell3 fuel cell sensor, which delivers highly accurate BAC readings within seconds with clear visual and audio cues. The results shown range up to 0.250% BAC at an accuracy range of +/- 0.005% BAC, the highest level of accuracy available in breathalysers today. Readings remain accurate even with high volume testing. Help prevent drink driving An important responsibility of any establishment that serves alcohol — whether permanently or temporarily, is helping to prevent drunk driving situations. If a patron of any bar, hotel, pub, restaurant, club, event or venue gets drunk at the establishment then drives and causes an accident, both the employee who served the customer or guest and the establishment could be held legally responsible for letting that person get behind the wheel of their car or get that drunk in the first place. By practising the responsible serving of alcohol and encouraging customers to take a breath test before they leave, venues can help to prevent drink driving. Plug & go Installation is a simple matter of hanging it on a wall and plugging it in. It’s then ready to take tests. A separate straw dispenser can be attached below the unit. A highlight of the unit is the replaceable sensor module that makes it easy to maintain. Regardless of how many tests it has taken, every six months the old sensor can simply be replaced with a new one while the old one is sent back to Andatech for recalibration. Designed for a long lifespan, the Andatech SoberPoint 3 Wave is certified to Australian Standards AS3547 and comes with a 12-month warranty. www.andatech.com.au/andatech-soberpoint-3-wave ends About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech also has a distribution channel offering consumer safety products and air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ New Andatech Sentry professional baton breathalyser 2018-05-11T02:52:17Z new-andatech-sentry-professional-baton-breathalyser Leading Australian breathalyser company, Andatech, has launched a new breathalyser, Andatech Sentry, which is baton-shaped and designed for professional use. Andatech designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The Andatech Sentry breathalyser provides fast and easy testing of a person’s alcohol concentration and is particularly suited to roadside testing of drivers by fleet transport operators/drivers or law enforcement officers. The breathalyser can take 12 samples per minute and provide results up to two decimal places. It can also be used on an unconscious person to detect the level of alcohol in their breath using the breathalyser's manual sampling function. With innovative fuel cell sensor technology, the Andatech Sentry displays results numerically within five seconds. If the result exceeds the device’s set point value, the device will vibrate and sound an alarm. Features of the Andatech Sentry include: An in-built magnet so the device can be attached to vehicles when conducting tests, thereby helping to prevent damage to the unit. It can be used as a traffic baton and flashlight making it ideal for traffic enforcement officers. Manual LED lighting that offers displays in white, red, red blinking, and red/blue, which is beneficial at night. USB connectivity so it can be connected to PC software for more detailed settings. The manual sampling function allows users to detect alcohol presence in suspect drinks. The passive ‘cone-type’ blow cap can easily be replaced and washed for hygienic re-use. Subjects simply blow into the unit from 4-5 cm away to be tested. The Andatech Sentry is 276 mm long and 44.5 mm wide, comes with AA alkaline batteries and is compatible with rechargeable batteries for convenience and continuous usage. With a calibration frequency of 5,000 tests in 12 months, the 370g device (including batteries) shows the number of days and tests before calibration is required. It also has a calibration grace period that allows use past the calibration due date before the unit is locked. The Andatech Sentry has a one-year warranty and is only available from Andatech and selected third party testers around Australia. www.andatech.com.au About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech also has a distribution channel offering consumer safety products and air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ To request any of these photos in higher resolution please contact Wendy McWilliams.