Visual Alcohol Monitoring
At UPI, we operate two systems for visual monitoring of alcohol usage: the
VICAP video information capture as well as continued support for MEMS1000.
The VICAP system provides easy to use remote monitoring of clients. Full
color images of the client are obtained throughout the test and are immediately
transmitted to the monitoring center. Violations are reported to the
officer via e-mail, and include a color photograph of the participant and test
The MEMS1000 provides a digital image for positive identification and hard copy
proof of violations. Probation officers receive visual verification that a
client is home and, when needed, is sober. A different random character will
appear for each alcohol test to deter false results from a previous hard copy
photo. Support is provided in-house from our main office.
The client is instructed to blow
until dashes show on the breathalyzer and then send a picture.
Next the client will be instructed to send a result image of their blood alcohol