Life Alert has been in business since 1987. This is the medical alert system endorsed by Dr. C. Everett Koop (former surgeon general). Life Alert boast an installed base of 150,000 users of their medical alert products (nationwide).
Product Info: Life Alert Medical Alert Systems
- Name: Life Alert Medical Alert
- Website Info: http://www.lifealert.org
- Auto Fall Detection? : no
- Equipment Cost: $0
- Monthly Cost: $49
- Features: Waterproof Pendant, Wireless, 24/7 Monitoring
The Life Alert medical alert system is an option when looking for traditional medical alert protection for a loved one. They’ve been in business for a long time, and have a large installed base (they say 150,000 across the US). One thing to consider when evaluating Life Alert is weather you want to sign the 3 year agreement that is required for service. Many other medical alert system providers do not have this provision and offer month-to-month agreements.
The Bottom Line: LifeAlert
Another good choice for traditional in-home medical alert technology. We don’t like the idea of signing long-term contracts for medical alert systems, but as with any of the medical alert system (or fall detection) companies, make sure you read the fine print.
If you’ve used the Life Alert Medical Alert System or know someone who has, please give us your opinion in the comment section below!