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Here are some basics on what you can expect when wearing a SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring bracelet.

How the SCRAM CAM Bracelet Works

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.

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 non-invasive and unobtrusive during your daily activities or while you sleep.

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. In addition, you will be asked to sign an agreement at the time of installation that prohibits you from using products containing alcohol on or around the bracelet.

The SCRAM CAM Wireless Base Station

The SCRAM CAM Wireless Base Station plays an important part in your monitoring. 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 happen on a predetermined schedule, and you must be within 30 feet of the base station during this time in order for the data transmission to take place. Your base station can connect via cellular connection or through your home internet using Wi-Fi.

If your agent has allowed you to connect your base station Wi-Fi, review the instructions provided, and click the button below.

Wireless Base Station Setup Instructions
English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Important SCRAM CAM Program Information

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

  • Showers are the only permitted bathing method.
  • Do not submerge the SCRAM CAM Bracelet in water.
  • 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.
  • View more health and safety information for SCRAM products.

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