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The SCRAM CAM bracelet alcohol ankle monitor has helped many people stay sober.

Continuous Alcohol Monitoring

Beyond Crime: Tackling Alcohol Misuse

Like a breathalyzer for the ankle, the SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM CAM) tag provides 24/7 transdermal alcohol testing for wearers. By automatically sampling the subject’s perspiration every 30 minutes, the tag eliminates testing gaps and encourages accountability. SCRAM CAM not only supports sobriety but also results in higher compliance rates with sobriety orders and increases community safety.

Provides Accountability and Encourages Compliance

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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Transdermal Testing How it Works 24/7 Monitoring
The SCRAM CAM bracelet uses transdermal testing to detect alcohol through the skin.

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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A diagram of the SCRAM CAM system.

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.

A diagram of a blood alcohol curve detected by SCRAM CAM bracelet.

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.

Alert Reviews Court Admissible
A SCRAM analylist reviewing an alcohol detection alert from a SCRAM CAM bracelet.

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.

A judge in a courtroom ruling on alcohol monitoring evidence.

Single-Source Admissible

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.

A SCRAM client using the touchpoint mobile app to check-in with their parole officer.

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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UK Sales and Programme Information

For more information on SCRAM Systems programmes in the United Kingdom, please contact:

Amit Sethi
Head of European Operations

Joe Weston
UK Account Manager

Office Location

Level 1
Devonshire House
One Mayfair Place
London W1J 8AJ 
United Kingdom
Tel: 0207 268 4852