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What Is A Medical Alert System?

A medical alert system is a set of devices that allows someone to connect with a live operator should they experience a medical emergency. Here in America, the medical alert system dates back to 1975, when American International Telephone Company offered customers an emergency home system. The original system consisted of a large medallion worn around the neck and that, when pressed, would send a pre-programmed message to several different phone numbers.


Medical alert devices have come a long way since 1975, however. While the premise is still the same, the technology behind these medical alert devices is much more sophisticated now. The majority of medical alert devices still require you to press an emergency button, but some companies offer devices with advanced fall detection technology, which recognizes when a fall has occurred and automatically triggers a call for help.


Whether you need an in-home system or a mobile system, medical alert devices include some sort of base station with a medical alert necklace or bracelet. Should you experience some sort of emergency, you simply press the emergency button on that medical alert necklace or bracelet and a signal is wirelessly transmitted to the base station, which calls in to the monitoring center and connects you with a live operator. Depending on company protocol, the emergency operator can call 9-1-1 for you, contact your family, or contact neighbors or friends.

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Who Needs A Medical Alert System?

There are many reasons why someone would need a medical alert system. And contrary to popular belief, medical alerts aren’t just senior alert systems. People of all different ages and backgrounds might find them useful, especially if they suffer from certain medical conditions.

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Why Should I Buy A Medical Alert System?

With the popularity of cell phones, you may be wondering, "Why should I buy a medical alertsystem?"

The answer is: to ensure your own safety.

Cell phones have proven to be a wonderful invention. They not only allow you to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere, but they also allow you to access any piece of information on the internet at any time you’d like. Cell phones, however, are far from perfect. In a true emergency, they lack the components of personal emergency response systems that guarantee your safety.

Interrupted Service

The old Verizon commercial with the tag line, "Can you hear me now?", is the perfect way to summarize the service issue with cell phones. Service is not guaranteed, and can be spotty in some homes, even if they are in a coverage area.

Not Waterproof

The major downfall of cell phones is that they are not waterproof—as anyone who has ever accidentally dropped a phone in a pool can attest! The majority of falls take place in the bathroom, after a bath or shower. A medical alert has the ability to come with you in the shower.

No Guarantee

Cell phones are great if you get stuck on the road with a flat tire or if you want to call your Grandson while you take the dog out for a walk, but there is no guarantee that they will come through for you in a real emergency.

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With a fall detection pendant, the Customer Monitoring Center can be alerted after a fall even if the customer is not able to press the help button. The pendant takes just under a minute to determine whether a fall has occured. Fall Detector is compatible with both the Medical Alert Plus and On-The-Go Systems.

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The Different Types of Personal Emergency Response Systems

Like most of the technology products on the market today, there is a wide variety of personal emergency response systems to choose from. Having advanced from a singular system that only worked through a landline phone connection, consumers today have many options for senior alert systems.

For The Home: Landline Connection

The old Verizon commercial with the tag line, "Can you hear me now?", is the perfect way to summarize the service issue with cell phones. Service is not guaranteed, and can be spotty in some homes, even if they are in a coverage area.

For The Home: Cellular Connection

The major downfall of cell phones is that they are not waterproof—as anyone who has ever accidentally dropped a phone in a pool can attest! The majority of falls take place in the bathroom, after a bath or shower. A medical alert has the ability to come with you in the shower.

On the Go: Mobile Connection

Cell phones are great if you get stuck on the road with a flat tire or if you want to call your Grandson while you take the dog out for a walk, but there is no guarantee that they will come through for you in a real emergency.

High-Tech: Automatic Fall Detection

Cell phones are great if you get stuck on the road with a flat tire or if you want to call your Grandson while you take the dog out for a walk, but there is no guarantee that they will come through for you in a real emergency.

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