The Alert1 medical alert system is a good option for traditional and cellular medical alert systems. They boast 20 years of service and over 250,000 customers to date.
Product Info: Alert1 Medical Alert System
- Name: Alert1 Medical Alert System
- Website Info: http://www.alert-1.com
- Auto Fall Detection?: yes
- Mobile (Cellular) Option?: yes
- Equipment Cost: $0
- Monthly Cost: $19.95-$52.95 (in-home, mobile, and bundles)
- Features: Waterproof Pendant and Wristband Alert Buttons, 2-way communication on mobile option, Wireless, 24/7 Monitoring, Easy Termination Process, US Based (contracted) Care Center, 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
Review: The Alert1 Medical Alert For Seniors
Alert1 (formally known as AlertOne) provides an economical choice for traditional medical alert systems. With over 250,000 families having used the Alert1 to date, it would seem that they have a lot of experience to draw from. Alert1 offers pendant necklace and wristband alert button (options) as well as extra room and hallway buttons. In addition to the traditional medical alert system offered by Alert1, they have added a Fall Detection and Cellular option to the list of products to choose from.
Alert1 Fall Detection
The fall detection option from Alert1 is a small comfortable pendant that boasts a two-year battery life span and is 100% waterproof. The pendant works up to 600 feet from the base unit, so make sure to place the base unit in a central area that reaches all bathrooms and other high fall-risk areas. Monthly plans for automatic fall detection start at $30.95.
Alert1 Mobile (Cellular) Option
The cellular option from Alert1 is called the Kelsi; a mobile medical alarm that gets help with the push of a button anywhere in the U.S. So, for those who are not homebound, this discreet option requires no base station. It also has a microphone and speaker to enable two-way communication and is waterproof. The battery works for up to 2 months on a single charge, which is longer than other mobile options we have seen. No equipment to purchase, monthly plans start at $30.95.
New! Pax Plus: Mobile + Home Fall Detection
The newest option from Alert1, the Pax Plus is a comprehensive mobile and home fall detection system. This combination allows flexibility for those who are active in and out of the home. The mobile unit (which also detects falls) can be worn when outside the home keeping the user safe with a two-way speaker unit.
Once back home, charge up the mobile unit (charging cradle included) and wear the lightweight fall detection pendant around the home. Lastly, the classic wristband button is comfortable to wear while sleeping for nighttime safety. Pax Plus starts at $41.95 per month, no equipment to purchase and shipping is free.
The Bottom Line: Alert1
A good choice for traditional in-home use, fall detection, and cellular medical alert technology. No equipment to purchase and no long-term contracts make this well-established company someone to look at when making the choice of medical alert systems.
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