ADT Medical Alert System Review Overview
Medical alert systems play a key role in helping older adults live independently.
“Elderly or disabled people frequently wear them to ensure that assistance is literally at their fingertips in a fall or life-threatening emergency,” said Rupen Garg, MD, a radiologist, radiation oncologist, and CEO of Injuri.org. “If you are experiencing mobility challenges due to a previous injury or are having difficulty navigating your home, you should absolutely consider a system.”
When you invest in an alert system, you want to have peace of mind knowing that the company is reputable and its products and services are reliable. ADT was founded nearly 150 years ago and provides one of the best home security systems in the market. In fact, ADT is currently leading the industry in sales and servicing security systems. ADT Health (formerly ADT Companion Service) is the company’s division dedicated to personal medical alert systems with 24/7 monitoring via ADT-owned and operated monitoring centers. You don’t have to be an ADT customer to get the company’s medical alert service, but you may receive a discount on some services or products if you are one.
ADT Health offers two different home systems and one mobile system. While the two higher-tier systems (Medical Alert Plus and On-The-Go) were on par with competitors, we found that ADT’s basic home system had one of the shortest ranges (300 feet) compared to its competitors and no fall detection option. Otherwise, all three systems are available without a contract, and cancellations are relatively easy. There are no installation or equipment fees, and all systems come with a protection plan.
The most important question remains: Can ADT Medical Alert be trusted to provide emergency monitoring for you or your loved one? AgingInPlace’s expert review team took a closer look at this medical alert brand to find your answer. Here’s what we found.