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GetSafe Medical Alert Review

Editor's Rating:

4.3 / 5

Making sure mom or dad is safe at home is an ongoing concern for anyone with aging parents. Or maybe you’re worried about grandma, your uncle, or an elderly friend. Whatever the case, a medical alert gives everyone peace of mind.

The older adult in your life can get on with their everyday activities, knowing that if they need help, it’s there. And you can relax knowing that help is on hand even when you’re not around.

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Monthly$25.00/mo$25.00/mo$25.00/mo
Equipment Cost$99$229$359
Looking for an in-home medical alert system that doesn’t require wearing a button? Call GetSafe at 877-219-4384 or visit GetSafe today!

The Stuff We Liked

GetSafe button design decreases the chance of accidental button presses, the addition of wall buttons and wireless mini consoles greatly expands the range and coverage in the home, landline or cellular options (for those without a landline), straightforward pricing.

The Stuff We Didn’t 

Up-front fees for equipment.

The Bottom Line

GetSafe offers high-quality medical alert equipment and monitoring services at a very reasonable price. The option of adding on the wireless voice-activated mini consoles is a game changer when it comes to users having to wear a button.

Looking for an in-home medical alert system that doesn’t require wearing a button? Call GetSafe at 877-219-4384 or visit GetSafe today!
GetSafe Ratings
Reliability When help is needed, the equipment does its job, the call is answered promptly, courteously, and appropriate action is taken to handle the reason for the call.
4.5 / 5
Equipment Equipment is updated and utilizes the latest technology. It works as it should with easy-to-understand instructions and simple installation.
4.5 / 5
Reputation The reputation of the company as reported by consumers, user reviews, industry feedback and our review/analysis. Customer service and technical support are also responsive and helpful.
4 / 5
Options The company offers a variety of medical alert solutions to fit the needs of customers. In-home and cellular medical alert systems as well as optional fall detection and additional accessories.
4.3 / 5

Pros

  • Straight forward monthly pricing
  • Well known high quality equipment
  • Voice-activated wireless mini-consoles
  • 4G LTE in-home cellular option
  • Impressive in-home range
  • Holistic in-home security add-on options

Cons

  • At this time, no mobile options available

Traditional Landline or Cellular In-Home Options

GetSafe offer two options for the in-home system, depending on whether or not you have a landline. If you don’t have a landline, the in-home cellular option will work for you running off the 4G LTE AT&T network.

A word about 4G- Most cellular medical alert systems are still running on 3G and will need to be updated in the near future. Systems with 4G will respond quickly and have much more accurate location tracking than 3G devices. Kudos to GetSafe for staying ahead of the curve here.

The GetSafe medical alert base station has a loud, clear speaker and easy to press emergency call button.
GetSafe medical alert base station.

Cut Down On Accidental Button Presses

GetSafe wearable buttons and wall buttons are designed to cut down on accidental presses. The wearable buttons are indented slightly so it’s much harder to press them by accident. The wall buttons are recessed so it’s harder to set them off by accidentally brushing against them.

We love the attention to detail GetSafe has put into making sure their systems do everything you want them to do while cutting down on the more frustrating parts of medical alert systems, such as accidental button presses.

The GetSafe wrist button fits wrists big and small.
The GetSafe wrist button is perfect for all wrist sizes.

Summon Help From Anywhere In The Home with GetSafe Wall Buttons and Mini Wireless Consoles

We’re impressed with GetSafe’s commitment to making it easy to summon help from anywhere in the home, even if the button has been accidentally left on a nightstand (or isn’t being worn). They offer reasonably priced wall mounted buttons (for an extra $2 monthly). This is a great feature and ensures that calling for help is easily accessible throughout the home.

Our favorite feature from GetSafe is the wireless mini consoles. These handy little base stations are voice activated (simply say “call 911”), or you can press the button or pull a cord. Just like with the standard console, an operator will come on through the two-way speaker to help.

The GetSafe wireless voice activated mini console helps extend the range of the base station throughout the home.
GetSafe wireless voice activated mini console.

GetSafe says they designed the mini consoles for people who don’t want to wear a button – they’re waterproof so they can be mounted anywhere, like kitchens and bathrooms. However, they’d also make a great complement to a wearable button, making sure you’re always covered, no matter what.

You can think of them like “range extenders” by ensuring that a user can communicate with the monitoring center from anywhere, even if the main base station is out of voice range.

GetSafe Medical Alert: Features, Options, Range, Pricing and More

Systems offered: GetSafe offers three packages (choose between traditional in-home landline or in-home cellular)– an easy to use, easy to install option that comes with a wearable button and the option to add wall buttons ($2/mo) and/or wireless mini consoles ($10/mo) for extended coverage throughout the home. This keeps options and pricing straightforward.
What’s included: The standard package includes a console and button. Simply plug in the console, attach your landline (if you choose the landline option), and press the button to test.
Button type: Wrist or pendant.
Water resistant: Yes.
Add-on features: GetSafe offers a range of useful add-on accessories including a vial of life (an emergency medical information sheet included with every purchase), a lockbox, a monitored smoke detector, and an HD camera that can be paired with a smartphone app so caregivers can keep an eye on their loved one. The HD camera is included when signing up for a semi-annual plan.
Fall detection: Yes – you can add-on a fall detection activated button for $10/month
Range: 1300ft. range. As mentioned above, wall buttons and two-way mini consoles can be added throughout the home for extended coverage.
Battery: 32-hour backup battery in case of outages.
Cost: $25 monthly, regardless of plan length. We love how straightforward this is. You can pay quarterly and receive free ground shipping, or pay semi-annually and receive a free HD camera, but your monitoring cost stays the same no matter what length of plan you choose. You can also try the equipment risk-free for 30 days.
Contracts: No long term contracts, though you can opt for quarterly or semi-annual payments. Cancel any time for a pro-rated refund.
Equipment / set up fee: Yes
What customers are saying:
“No screws, no wires, nothing permanently attached to your house, which doesn’t only mean it’s easy to install, but also that you can take it with you if you move.”
“It has been a great addition to my home and I just love the sense of security that it gives me.”
“The wireless setup is huge- no wires, no drilling, or anything like that.”
Pros: So easy to set up and use. Straightforward and fair pricing, with no hidden fees. Both the console and the buttons are designed to be sleek, modern, and easy to use and wear.  We love the mini-consoles and the flexibility to add as many of those and the wall buttons as you need to build your ideal system.
Cons: It’s hard to find something we don’t like about GetSafe. We do notice that there aren’t caregiver or health options such as activity monitoring, medication reminders, or checkup calls, for those who might be looking for that level of management.
The verdict: A brilliantly straightforward and simple system that’s ideal for any home.

If you’re looking for a medical system that’s no fuss, no hassle, and all usefulness, GetSafe could be exactly what you need.