Missing a test—or several—is often the first line of defense for someone who has violated an order not to drink. It seems simple from their perspective because there are so many reasons OTHER than drinking that could cause them to miss a test. Forgot their unit at work. Can’t find it. Didn’t charge it.
2013 was a critical year for the introduction of SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring technology into the UK. Last year, Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Ltd. experienced the formal adoption of SCRAM CAM by courts and local authorities across the UK.
The concept behind portable breath alcohol testing devices is simple: provide a way for lower-risk clients to take their tests any time, anywhere. However, until now, portable breath testing devices have depended on cellular service for testing and to remind clients when to test. That’s fine, some of the time. But when clients are out of cell range most devices can’t record test results.
Each day, agencies around the country spend thousands of staff hours looking at photos from alcohol breath testing devices. What started as a way to stop alcohol-involved individuals from having a friend take their unsupervised breath test has turned into a huge drain of time and resources for many law enforcement offices.