SCRAM CAM transdermal technology works by testing alcohol in the sweat that is naturally excreted from the skin. Perspiration that is normally undetected is analyzed through state-of-the-art science and reported back to a monitoring facility. The analysts monitoring the reports notify authorities of a confirmed violation within 24 hours. They are trained individuals who work with SCRAM Systems Authorized Service Providers who can testify in court as to the effectiveness of the device and any confirmed violations.
Attempts to tamper with the device are reported directly to authorities. The device is tamper-resistant with a built-in temperature sensor that monitors the ambient temperature around the device. This ensures that the device has not been removed. An infrared sensor also ensures that attempts to block the device from reading alcohol consumption transmitted through the skin will be detected. The device is also equipped with strap and battery sensors and runs systematic diagnostic tests. All of these features are designed to determine if there has been an attempt to alter the reporting of the device. The SCRAM CAM bracelet is worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the monitoring period and runs tests every 30 minutes.