Continuous Alcohol Monitoring
SCRAM CAM Provides Accountability and Encourages Compliance
Like a breathalyzer for the ankle, the SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM CAM) bracelet provides 24/7 transdermal alcohol testing for hardcore drunk drivers, high-risk alcohol and domestic violence caseloads. By automatically sampling the wearer’s perspiration every 30 minutes, the SCRAM CAM bracelet eliminates testing gaps and encourages accountability. SCRAM CAM not only supports sobriety but also results in higher compliance rates with court orders and increases community safety.
Continuous alcohol monitoring is proven to support long-term behavior change and complements treatment for alcohol dependence or addiction. In fact, SCRAM CAM helps more people achieve more Sober Days—a 24-hour period in which a monitored client has no confirmed consumption of alcohol and no confirmed attempt to tamper or circumvent testing.
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How it Works
How SCRAM CAM Tests Alcohol Through the Skin
When someone drinks alcohol, much of it is absorbed and metabolized in the body, but about 4% of it is excreted through the lungs and kidneys, and 1% through the skin in the form of insensible perspiration. SCRAM CAM tests that insensible perspiration using an electrochemical fuel cell by sampling the wearer’s sweat every 30 minutes.
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The SCRAM CAM System
How does it all work? The SCRAM CAM bracelet automatically transmits testing data to the SCRAM Wireless Base Station where it is stored and uploaded to our online monitoring software, SCRAM Optix™. When an alert is generated, our team of professionally trained analysts perform a review process and surface any violations to the supervising authority.
Automated Testing Means No Missed Tests
Continuous, automated monitoring eliminates the opportunity to drink around test schedules. SCRAM CAM also conclusively distinguishes drinking from environmental alcohol sources, providing courts with confidence in test results.
Data Analysis of Every Alert
Drinking and tamper alerts are subject to rigorous data analysis conducted by our team of professionally trained analysts and our confirmation criteria is peer-reviewed, validated, and published.
SCRAM CAM test results are single-source admissible, meaning no secondary tests are required to validate results. We back our technology in court and provide everything from a written report confirming a violation to in-person expert testimony for evidentiary hearings.
We have provided court testimony support in evidentiary hearings around the country, including Frye or Daubert hearings. To date, we have participated in:
- 100+ evidentiary hearings in 24 states
- 33 hearings resulting in Daubert/Frye rulings
- 3 State Supreme and Appellate Court rulings in favor of CAM
Since 2003, SCRAM Systems has worked with courts and ancillary agencies to provide comprehensive SCRAM CAM testimony, which has included the creation of over 3,600 formal court reports used to detail the monitoring results of clients who denied violating the conditions of their monitoring with alcohol consumption, equipment tampering, or a combination of both.
Enhance Any SCRAM CAM Program
The SCRAM TouchPoint mobile app improves client engagement while making SCRAM CAM programs more efficient. Secure, real-time messaging, automated equipment reminders, and mobile check-ins, help clients successfully complete the terms of their supervision.
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EM Client Caseload Management
SCRAM Optix streamlines an officer’s workflow by allowing them to manage their entire SCRAM electronic monitoring caseload with a single login. Officers can search for clients, view and work alerts, and run advanced SCRAM CAM reports and analytics right from the Optix dashboard.
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SCRAM CAM Device Features
Continuous Alcohol Monitoring
By sampling insensible perspiration every 30 minutes, the SCRAM CAM bracelet automates testing so clients can’t miss tests or drink around testing schedules.
The SCRAM CAM bracelet is equipped with industry-leading anti-tamper technology that identifies circumvention attempts.
With an intuitive installation, the hypo-allergenic soft rubber strap is easy to fit to any ankle. The robust tamper clip ensures the bracelet is secured, providing confidence and reassurance for true continuous monitoring.
Optional House Arrest
With the flip of a switch, officers can add optional RF curfew monitoring to their alcohol testing protocol. Easily track when a client is home or near their base station during designated curfew windows.
SCRAM Wireless Base Station
The SCRAM Wireless Base Station facilitates secure communication through cellular and Wi-Fi. The 48-hour backup battery and memory storage capacity work in the event of a power outage. Options for Ethernet or landline connectivity are also available.
What are Sober Days?
Compliance, Accountability, and Assessment
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