SCRAMx offers significant advantages to the courts and supervising agencies that use them, as well as to the users themselves. Some of the key benefits of SCRAMx include:
24/7 Alcohol Detection
Court Acceptance and Validation
Flexible, Exception-based Reporting
Evidence-based Assessment, Detection, and Deterrence
Cost-effective, Automated Testing
Better Outcomes and Long-term Results
Effective Alternative to Incarceration
There are several components to the SCRAMx monitoring system for alcohol consumption and house arrest:
The patented SCRAMx ankle bracelet is attached to the user with a durable and tamper-proof strap. It is worn 24/7 by the user for the duration of his or her court-ordered abstinence period.
Every half hour, the bracelet captures transdermal alcohol readings by sampling the insensible perspiration collected from the air above the skin. The bracelet stores the data and, at pre-determined intervals, transmits it via a wireless radio-frequency (RF) signal to the base station.
During installation, a SCRAMx base station is plugged into an analog telephone line – usually in the user’s home or place of work. At a pre-scheduled time(s) each day, the SCRAMx bracelet communicates with the base station, which transmits alcohol readings, tamper alerts, and diagnostic data to SCRAMNET for detailed analysis and reporting. The base station also features an LCD screen that provides operation messages to the user.
iCAM stands for intensive continuous alcohol monitoring and is used to monitor users 24/7 for drinking, and ensure confinement to their homes during mandated hours of the day.
It gives courts and supervising agencies a more intensive and flexible way to sanction users based on behavior, stage in the justice system, or other variables using the SCRAMx Adjustable Contingency Model™. Under this model, CAM and curfew monitoring components can be intensified – or “graduated upward” – to progressively sanction for noncompliance, or reduced – or “graduated downward” – to reward program success.
SCRAMNET is a Web based application that houses all the user data in a secure, central location, and provides a wide range of reports and graphs at your fingertips – from a snapshot of a single event to a comprehensive view of an offender’s behavior over time. It lets you customize and easily tailor the reporting to best suit your needs and individual cases.