SCRAM Remote Breath
In September over 60 of the country’s largest Community Corrections Service Providers gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, for two days of continuing education on emerging drunk driving initiatives, innovative community corrections programs, and the latest developments in alcohol and location monitoring technologies.
SCRAM Remote Breath is now available through the NASPO ValuePoint. With the addition of SCRAM Remote Breath, authorized government agencies now have a streamlined way to procure all of SCRAM Systems’ industry-leading alcohol monitoring technologies.
SCRAM Remote Breath is the first corrections-grade, wireless, portable breath alcohol device with automated facial verification and a GPS location with each test. Programs around the country are using SCRAM Remote Breath to monitor their lower-risk clients and those who have earned less intensive testing.
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.
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.