A SCRAM device measures alcohol in the vapor form. When a person drinks alcohol, it enters the bloodstream. Once inside, it is eliminated by the kidneys. Some alcohol is passed through the urine, but a small amount escapes through the sweat pores as ethanol gas. Human noses cannot detect this gas, but the SCRAM sensor is sensitive enough to measure it. The SCRAM is an accurate alcohol monitor, and the information obtained from it is vital to a drunk driver's safety.
The SCRAM is very effective and reliable. The device collects a very small amount of perspiration and analyzes it for alcohol vapor. Since SCRAM devices are sensitive to alcohol, be careful when using certain colognes, lotions, and mouthwash. It's a fairly common sentencing term for a person convicted of DUI or facing social services intervention for custody or visitation, and for underage drinkers convicted of a related crime. Although it may not feel that way, the SCRAM is a discrete way to ensure that a person adheres to a sentence that includes refraining from drinking alcohol for a period of time.
A SCRAM bracelet measures alcohol in the vapor form by absorbing a sample of evaporated sweat. It sends a report to a monitoring agency which then contacts the appropriate agencies. Although SCRAM is not able to measure the exact amount of alcohol in the blood, it gives a detailed report about the number of "incidents" in which you consume alcohol. You can also check the peak alcoholconcentration with the SCRAM. The SCRAM device comes with anti-tampering features to both protect you from fraud, and to ensure that you don't tamper with it in an attempt to drink during your sentence.
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