Monitoring FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions about Monitoring

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Questions and Answers about GPS Monitoring

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We do our best to list most asked questions about GPS monitoring

Questions and Answers about Alcohol Monitoring

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 We do our best to list most asked questions about remote alcohol monitoring

GPS FAQ's

How much does the monitoring cost

 There is a $150 one-time set up and activation fee for devices, plus a daily monitoring fee, depending on the type of monitoring we will provide. 


Fees range from $8-16 per day  You can find the daily fees on our Home Page

Who gets notified for a problem

For self-monitoring we contact you directly, or anyone you have designated as a contact person. Or we generally follow Minute Orders issued by the court or law enforcement. The supervising officer in terms of probation or court order will be notified.

We notify your bail agent / surety company if you are being monitored as a condition of your bond release.

Are the GPS devices waterproof

The ReliAlert is waterproof up to 15ft, however your are NOT permitted to go swimming 

or use a hot tub. 


We ask you to only shower.


The Shadow is NOT water proof. 

We ask you to only shower

Who does the monitoring

Our Monitoring Center does all the monitoring - open 24-hours per day, 7-days a week, even on holidays. Our trained Monitoring Officers are there for you around-the-clock! 

How long do I have to charge

ReliAlert -  3 solid hours every other day to maintain a 48-60 hour battery life


Shadow - 2 solid hours every day to maintain 24 hour battery life.

What happens if I don't charge

Keeping your device charged is a requirement of your release and or sentence. Failure to maintain a proper charge will result in a violation with the court, probation, or your bail agent. You place yourself at risk of going back into custody.

Alcohol monitoring FAQ's

What are the monitoring fees

There is a $150 one-time set up and activation fee for devices, plus a daily monitoring fee. Rates range from $8-$16 per day, depending on whether or not you also need GPS monitoring.

Who does the monitoring

Our Monitoring Center does all the monitoring - open 24-hours per day, 7-days a week, even on holidays. All violations are reported within minutes of happening. 

Who gets notified of violations

Depending on your case, we would notify your attorney, the court, probation, etc. 

Who do I contact for a problem

You contact the person who installed your device or our company. We will provide you with options at enrollment.

What will trigger a positive BAC

Obviously alcohol. However there are several other items such as energy drinks, cold medicine, mouthwash, etc. Anything that contains any ethanol at all.

What happens if I don't test

Not taking your scheduled and random tests will be deemed a violation and will be reported.

Bail Release FAQ's

Why do I need an ankle monitor

There are a couple of reasons why you might be on an ankle monitor during your bail release:

  • You might not have enough collateral to cover your bond
  • You might be considered high risk due to a large bond
  • The court may order you to wear an ankle monitor as a condition of your release

Who does the monitoring

 Our Monitoring Center does all the monitoring - open 24-hours per day, 7-days a week, even on holidays. 


Our trained Monitoring Officers are there for you around-the-clock! 

How long do I have to wear it

Usually until your bond has been exonerated by the court.


Discuss options with your bail agent 

What happens if I don't charge

More than not, the bail agency will dispatch a recovery agent to pick you up and potentially surrender your bond. 

What if I don't pay for monitoring

More than not, the bail agency will dispatch a recovery agent to pick you up and potentially surrender your bond.  In addition your co-signer will be left with your bill and potentially go to collections. Collections would be to you and your co-signer.

What happens if I leave my area

Your bail agent will be notified. He/she then has the option of having you picked up and returned to jail do to breach of release conditions.