Here are some basics on what you can expect when wearing our SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring™ (SCRAM CAM®) System.

Transdermal Testing System

SCRAM CAM is different than breath, blood, or urine testing because it’s actually sampling your perspiration, automatically, to measure for alcohol consumption. It measures what is known as Insensible Perspiration, which is on our skin at all times. The anklet measures the alcohol that comes through the skin in the area around your ankle. It’s completely noninvasive and unobtrusive during your daily activities or while you sleep.

Continuous Monitoring

The SCRAM CAM Bracelet tests automatically, every 30 minutes, around the clock. You will feel a slight vibration whenever the bracelet is taking a reading. Most users report that they get used to the vibrations within the first day.

Obstructions and Interferrants

Whenever the bracelet takes a reading, it is testing several things at the same time, to ensure there have been no attempts to tamper with the bracelet, obstruct testing, or remove the bracelet.

Data and Reports

The bracelet stores all test results until the data downloads to your base station, which will automatically transmit the data to your assigned agent. Downloads are done on a predetermined schedule, and you will be required to be within 30 feet of the base station during the scheduled download in order for the data transmission to take place. Your base station can use either a telephone line or a wireless router, available through your agent. The wireless router does not require Internet connectivity, only electricity, to function and transmit the data.

Program Basics

  • Be within 30 feet of the base station at the scheduled time to download your test data.
  • Consume no alcohol—NONE.
  • Do not tamper with, obstruct, or damage the SCRAM equipment.

Banned Products

  • Do not expose the area around the bracelet to personal, household, or industrial products that contain alcohol.
  • Do not use anything other than alcohol-free soap and water on your skin around the bracelet.

Swimming and Bathing

  • Do not submerge the SCRAM CAM in water.
  • Showers are the only permitted bathing method.
  • If you do submerge the SCRAM CAM Bracelet in water, it will be flagged as an attempt to defeat the device and will be handled in the same manner as a tamper or obstruction. You will also be financially liable for any damages caused by submerging or damaging the SCRAM CAM Bracelet.

Personal Hygiene

  • When showering, thoroughly clean the area around the bracelet with mild soap and water.
  • Thoroughly rinse with clean water and dry underneath the bracelet.
  • Lack of personal hygiene around the bracelet may result in a mild skin rash.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

  • Be sure to notify your agent of any pre-existing medical conditions such as pregnancy, diabetes, or any type of skin allergy or condition.

Who do you contact for questions or problems? You should contact the company or individual/s who conducted your installation with any questions. That could be an agent working for the court or agency that referred you to SCRAM CAM or the agent for the private company that did the installation/set up. Note that due to privacy requirements, our customer support team at SCRAM Systems will not be able to talk to you about your case or your individual questions.

For more information, please visit our SCRAM CAM Frequently Asked Questions page.