I am a representative of Emissions Depot. As a long-time smog test operator I can sympathize with these regulations being frustrating and unfair. Smog technicians are basically being asked away to sign away their privacy in order to maintain their jobs. Furthermore I know there is a lot of worry that BAR could be listening into our conversations.
We run Emissions Depot to be as much help as possible to smog test technicians and owners. We wanted to make sure that, as of the enforcement date, no one is caught unaware and unable to do smogs, pay their bills, and so forth.
Honestly, we are still debating whether we carry webcams, because yes they are fairly easy to find. BAR is recommending top-of-the-line Logitech cameras (they recommend the C925 and C930) that sell for close to $150. If we do carry webcams they will be much cheaper and still compliant with their specifications. On the other hand, we are working hard to provide palm vein scanners for shops to be compliant.
Whether you choose to purchase with Emissions Depot or elsewhere, we recommend that as soon as availability opens up, you invite BAR representatives on-site, or go to their field office to register their biometrics. The closer we get to the enforcement date, the busier the field offices and BAR will be.
As always, we’re very much open to feedback from the community. Drop us a message – our contact info is here.
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by revmatch.