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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.