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While we didn’t feel that Alert1 was the top of any of our categories, that doesn’t mean that this 29 year old company doesn’t have something to offer families and seniors who want to feel more secure in their homes and want fast access to help in the event of an emergency. Like its competitors, Alert1 offers easy-to-use devices that will put you in touch with a call center, but it stands out in the industry by offering a wide range of extras on an à la carte basis, and by offering some of the most economical packages in the industry while offering flexible terms and maintaining a solid record of customer satisfaction.
- Highly economical packages (if paying a year in advance)
- No charge monitoring for spouse
- No Contract Required
- Free unlimited button pushes/talk time
- Backup battery only lasts 24 hours
- Relatively narrow wearable signal range
- Additional fee for warranties
At a Glance
A checklist of standard features.
|Long Term Contract|
|GPS / Mobile Based|
Like most of its competitors in the medical alert industry, Alert1 provides their users with a signalling device (a wristband or pendant) that allows them to send a distress signal to a call center either through a base station or, in some cases, directly via a cellular device. This set up is standard across the industry, but Alert1 stands out for offering quality equipment at prices that, while not as competitive month-to-month, become far more affordable for those willing to make a long term commitment. In addition, Alert1 offers a number of useful extra pieces of equipment that can help seniors maintain their independence longer and with a higher quality of life.