Chicken skin won’t do it

Offenders have tried a lot of things to beat booze-detecting ankle monitors. Few work.

Lindsay Lohan

Jae C. Hong / AP Photo

Lindsay Lohan sits in court before receiving her new accessory.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | 12:42 p.m.

The Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor—aka SCRAM—is an unfortunate accessory, a bulky, black plastic device worn around the ankle like a chainless shackle. Last week, Lindsay Lohan was ordered to wear the SCRAM anklet, which automatically samples your sweat for alcohol every 30 minutes.

SCRAM Systems

Standalone House Arrest System
While less than half of U.S. households have a landline telephone, over 75% have Internet service. That’s why SCRAM’s House Arrest technology, available since 2010 in our SCRAM CAM device and now available as a standalone system, is optimized to work with multiple options:

Home Internet service through Ethernet or Wi-Fi
Standard or digital phone lines