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Compare the best medical alert systems for seniors today. Each of these senior alert companies have been shortlisted for their quality and reliability. If there is a particular feature that you like to compare, please type it into the search box.
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 LifeStationMedical GuardianBay Alarm MedicalLifeFonePhilips LifelineADT Medical AlertAlert 1Life Alert
PRICING & TERMS
Monthly Cost
$29.95$29.95$29$29.95From $29.95$27.99$39.95$49.95
Quarterly Discounted Cost$27.95/ monthNA$27/ month$27.95/ monthNANANANA
Annual Discounted Cost$25.95/ month1 free month ($27.45/ month)$25/ month (semi-annual payments)$24.95/ monthNANA$29.95/ monthNA
Coupon CodeMASHQ - Save $2/mo (Monthly/
Quarterly/
Annual)
Activation FeesNoneNoneNoneNone$50 (waived sometimes)NoneNoneNone
Installation Fees
NoneNoneNoneNone$59.95 (waived sometimes)None (self-install)None$96 to $200
Long Term ContractNone3 monthsNoneNoneNoneNone3 months3 years
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LifeStationMedical GuardianBay Alarm MedicalLifeFonePhilips LifelineADT Medical AlertAlert 1Life Alert
MONITORING SERVICES
24/7 Monitoring
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
In-House or Outsourced Monitoring In-house, US BasedOutsourced, US Based
Outsourced, US Based
In-house & Outsourced, US Based
In-house, US BasedIn-house, US Based
Outsourced, US BasedIn-house, US Based
Monitoring Center Standards UL Listed & CSAA Five Diamond CertifiedUL Listed & CSAA Five Diamond CertifiedUL Listed & CSAA Five Diamond CertifiedNot specifiedBackup call centerNot specifiedUL Listed & CSAA Five Diamond CertifiedUL Listed & CSAA Five Diamond Certified
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LifeStationMedical GuardianBay Alarm MedicalLifeFonePhilips LifelineADT Medical AlertAlert 1Life Alert
AT-HOME SYSTEM EQUIPMENT
Base Unit With Sensitive MicrophoneYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Water Resistant Button YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Neck Pendant Option
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Wristband Option
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Button Battery Life 4 years
3 - 5 years
5 years
3 - 4 years
5 years
Not specified3 - 5 years
2 - 3 years
Wireless Range 500 ft1,300 ft1,000 ft480 ft standard, 1,000 & 1,500 ft options 800 ft
300 ft
600 ft 150 ft
Base Unit Backup Battery 32 hours32 hours32 hours32 hours30 hours12 - 20 hours24 hours48 hours
Repairs or ReplacementsIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
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LifeStationMedical GuardianBay Alarm MedicalLifeFonePhilips LifelineADT Medical AlertAlert 1Life Alert
PHONE LINES
Traditional Land LineYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Voice Over Internet (VoIP) YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Wireless Mobile Connection YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
LifeStationMedical GuardianBay Alarm MedicalLifeFonePhilips LifelineADT Medical AlertAlert 1Life Alert
OPTIONAL ADD-ONS & MONITORING
Mobile Medical Alert YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Fire & Smoke MonitoringNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYes
Carbon Monoxide Monitoring
NoNoYesYesNoYesNoYes
Wall Mounted Button YesYesYesYesNoNoYesNo
Key Lockbox YesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
Auto Fall Detection Alert YesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
LifeStationMedical GuardianBay Alarm MedicalLifeFonePhilips LifelineADT Medical AlertAlert 1Life Alert
Toll-Free Number 866.260.2696800.311.6142855.397.9964877.352.1292
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Helpful Resources

The following resources provide addition background information on the factors compared above. The information also help to provide a more complete picture so you can pick the best system for you or your parents needs.

Home Medical Alert System Shopper’s Checklist
– A list of factors to consider when choosing medical alert systems. The factors explained in this guide allow consumers to determine the most important things to pay attention to when picking a good system. The information here works hand-in-hand with the information contained in the reviews section and comparison chart above.

Medical Alert Systems Reviews – A section that offers summary comparisons of different medical alert companies and access to full reviews for companies that you are most interested in.

Auto Fall Alert Detection – What is auto fall detection? Should you get a normal alert button, or one with auto fall detection sensors?

Medical Alert Systems That Work Without A Home Phone Line – These are home-based systems that contain a built-in wireless cellular/mobile connection.

Mobile Medical Alert Systems – More and more people are looking for mobile medical alert systems with GPS that can be used both at home and when the users are out and about (eg. visiting friends, shopping, going out for a walk, etc). These systems are great in concept, but still lagging in mainstream acceptance. To find out their pros and cons, check out this guide.

 

 

 

 

 

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