Frequently Asked Questions

What if I kiss someone who has been drinking?2018-12-11T06:26:35+00:00

Kissing someone who has been drinking has no impact on SCRAM CAM testing or results.

Can I use hair coloring/hair dye?2018-12-11T06:25:35+00:00

We recommend that SCRAM CAM clients refrain from using any alcohol-containing products on or around the bracelet. Many clients are exposed to hair color and other similar products without any noticeable transdermal alcohol concentration (TAC) detections. When in doubt, we recommend reporting the questionable activity to your PO or supervising agent so that notes may be placed in your client record to take the activity into consideration while analyzing the data.

Can I spray tan?2018-12-11T06:24:44+00:00

Absolutely not.

Can I wear cologne or perfume?2018-12-11T06:23:09+00:00

We recommend that you avoid using any products on or near the bracelet that contain alcohol. The application of a small amount of cologne or perfume in areas far from the bracelet should not be problematic. But please be aware that if it does trigger an alcohol alert, you will be held accountable with your supervising agent.

Can I shower? What about swimming or hot tubs?2018-12-11T06:22:27+00:00

While you are not allowed to submerge the bracelet in water (swimming pools, hot tubs, the bath tub), you can shower, and in fact you need to shower in order to keep the area around the bracelet clean. You can check out the SCRAM CAM Participant Video for a demonstration of the best way to clean regularly around the bracelet.

Will I set off alarms when I go through security checkpoints, like leaving a department or convenience store?2018-12-11T06:21:36+00:00

No. It’s no different than your cell phone or any other jewelry you might wear.

Can I wear boots or leggings?2018-12-11T06:20:19+00:00

You can’t wear anything that would go between the skin and the bracelet. You can wear boots or leggings over the top, but be cautious that boots could cause the bracelet to rub and even create a blister.

Can I exercise with the bracelet on? Will it flop around and will that register as tampering?2018-12-11T06:19:46+00:00

Exercise will have no impact to the functions of the bracelet. For comfort, you might want to wear a sweat band or a sock rolled down to prevent the bracelet from “bouncing” on the ankle bone. Just make sure nothing gets between the bracelet and leg.

Is it safe to wear SCRAM CAM during an MRI, X-Ray, or CT scan?2018-12-11T06:18:13+00:00

You cannot wear a monitoring bracelet if you need an MRI. You will need to contact your supervising agent prior to a scheduled appointment to make arrangements to have the bracelet removed prior to the procedure. Your agent may have additional requirements.

Can I travel and go through TSA screening?2018-12-11T06:16:55+00:00

Whether or not you can travel and leave your current jurisdiction is up to your supervising agency. Please be sure to check first with your agent. We also recommend that you carry your paperwork that addresses your participation in a SCRAM CAM monitoring program. When passing through security, inform the TSAagent that you are wearing an electronic monitoring device that you cannot remove. The TSA agent may “swab” the bracelet and test it. However, you should be permitted to pass through security while wearing theSCRAM CAM Bracelet.

What products should I refrain from using while wearing SCRAM CAM?2018-12-11T06:16:08+00:00

We recommend you avoid using any products on or near the bracelet that contain alcohol. The application of small quantities of cologne or perfume in areas far from the bracelet should not be problematic. Avoid lotions or any other products with alcohol on or near the bracelet.

I have a digital phone line. Will that work with the SCRAM Base Station?2018-12-11T06:04:39+00:00

The SCRAM Base Station can work with an analog or digital phone line.

Does the bracelet make noise?2018-12-11T06:02:41+00:00

When the SCRAM CAM Bracelet takes a reading every 30 minutes, a light buzzing sound can be heard, but is generally reported to be “discreet.”