What is Continuous Alcohol Monitoring?
Continuous alcohol monitoring is becoming more prevalent in DWI cases in the Kansas City area. Continuous alcohol monitoring (“CAM”) is performed by an ankle bracelet that measures transdermal alcohol content. One percent of alcohol is lost through the skin as a gas. TAC – or transdermal alcohol content mirrors BAC/blood alcohol content, but on a curve that happens two hours later. CAM devices measure a person’s TAC approximately every half hour. Additionally, some devices have GPS monitoring or radio monitoring and can be used as house arrest devices.