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About SCRAM CAM

Welcome to the SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM CAM) program—a productive alternative to incarceration. By adhering to court orders, the SCRAM CAM Participant Agreement, and your own self-achievement goals, your SCRAM CAM experience can be as personally beneficial as you allow it to be.

Following are the SCRAM CAM basics for your information:

Transdermal Technology

SCRAM CAM checks for alcohol consumption by detecting and measuring ethanol through your skin’s vaporous perspiration

Continuous Monitoring

SCRAM CAM automatically tests for alcohol consumption every 30 minutes around the clock

House Arrest

SCRAM CAM can also monitor your presence/absence in the home during specified time periods

Tamper Alerts

SCRAM CAM detects any attempts to tamper with, obstruct, or remove the bracelet

Ongoing Analysis

SCRAM CAM stores and electronically transmits test results daily for evaluation and agency follow-up

Getting Started

Once you are ordered to wear SCRAM CAM and the court has issued a SCRAM CAM Referral Directive, you must call Southwest Monitoring to arrange for the installation of your SCRAM CAM bracelet within the time given and provide the following:

  • Social security number
  • Driver’s license or identification card
  • Name of judge, county, and court
  • Probation officer’s name and contact information
  • Attorney’s name and phone number
  • Any court documents pertaining to your case

Southwest Monitoring and You

Southwest Monitoring and you both have a role in the SCRAM CAM monitoring process:

Southwest Monitoring: Installation and Set-Up
  • Explains and clarifies the SCRAM CAM Participant Agreement before you sign it
  • Attaches the SCRAM CAM bracelet to your ankle
  • Gives you a base station to plug into a telephone line at home or at work
  • Activates the bracelet to enable it to take readings and store and transmit data via the base station to the central monitoring station
Southwest Monitoring: Client Management and Monitoring
  • Reviews daily reports and promptly notifies authorities of any confirmed noncompliance with court orders
  • Performs equipment maintenance, client support, fee collection, and de-installation
You: Continuous Accountability
  • Be near the base station at the agreed-upon time to enable data downloads and home confinement verification
  • Do not consume alcohol—NONE
  • Do not use products that contain alcohol
  • Do not tamper with, obstruct, or damage SCRAM CAM equipment
You: Other Regulations
  • Alcohol-Based Product Avoidance: Do not expose the area around the bracelet to personal, household, or industrial products that contain alcohol
  • Court-Approved Travel: Plug the portable base station into any phone line to download data on schedule while out of town
  • Showering: Do take showers while wearing the water-resistant bracelet, but do not submerge it (no bathing or swimming) or you will incur the cost of its immediate repair
  • Payments: Make SCRAM CAM payments on time

Paying for the SCRAM CAM Program

Daily Monitoring Fee

Southwest Monitoring daily monitoring fee is $10–$12 per day, an additional $2 per day will be added when the House Arrest feature is active

Installation Fee

A one-time fee of $75 will be charged at time of install at our Hobbs location or $100 for mobile installation at an agency office in Lovington, Roswell, Carlsbad, or Artesia. Installs taking place at any location in the 5th Judicial District in which the client is being detained will be $125

Accepted Payment Methods

Money order, debit and credit cards will be accepted. No personal checks

Payment Schedule

Payments are due as stated in your contract

Failure to Pay

Failure to make timely payments may result in court notification.

Payment Plans

Auto debit and credit plan are accepted. Various discounts are available based on prepaid amount.

Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Works

When you commit to the success of your SCRAM CAM program, Southwest Monitoring can assist you by providing the monitoring service support you need at every step.

SCRAM Systems promotes extended sobriety to help you get your life back on track by:

  • Staying out of jail
  • Continuing to meet work and family obligations
  • Enhancing your treatment outcome
  • Avoiding repeat appearances in court

Call Southwest Monitoring today to get started with or learn more about participating in a SCRAM CAM program.