Category: 101 Guides
Check-In Service | 101 Guide

Check-In Service | 101 Guide

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Check-in service is one of the add-ons some of the medical alert companies offer. When the user signs up for this service, he will be receiving scheduled check-in calls (usually ...

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Temperature Monitoring | 101 Guide

Temperature Monitoring | 101 Guide

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When seniors are living alone in their own home, a risk of experiencing an emergency situation rises significantly. Elderly persons are also at risk of starting a fire ...

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CO Monitoring | 101 Guide

CO Monitoring | 101 Guide

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What is Carbon Monoxide?CO or Carbon monoxide is a gas (that has no color or smell) that can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. As the level of CO in a room rises, the air ...

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Fire and Smoke Monitoring | 101 Guide

Fire and Smoke Monitoring | 101 Guide

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Fire and smoke monitoring is one of the add-on services some of medical alert companies offer. Possible fire is a real hazard, especially for senior persons having limited ...

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Top 3 Systems with GPS & Fall Detection

Top 3 Systems with GPS & Fall Detection

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There are many ways to protect yourself against falls, especially when you are in-doors. The first tip is to proof your house. Some simply home-safety measures may prevent many ...

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Medication Dispenser | 101 Guide

Medication Dispenser | 101 Guide

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A lot of seniors need assistance with medication management, as they might find it difficult to keep track of the exact time of the day and the number of times a medication should ...

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Motion Sensing Lights | 101 Guide

Motion Sensing Lights | 101 Guide

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There has been a technology trend lately focused on making our homes smarter. Smart homes or connected homes is just a synonym for new technologies finding use in our everyday ...

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Wall Mounted Buttons | 101 Guide

Wall Mounted Buttons | 101 Guide

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Wall mounted button is a device featuring an emergency button used to call for help. The button works the same way a wearable pendant does. When there is an emergency, the user is ...

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101 Guide | Voice Extender

101 Guide | Voice Extender

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In-home base units all have a two-way communication feature, which means that the base unit is used to communicate with the call center through the speaker and microphone built ...

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Outdoor Lockbox | 101 Guide

Outdoor Lockbox | 101 Guide

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What is a lockbox?What is a lockbox? Outdoor lockbox is a box protected with a security code which is placed outside of the user’s home. This allows responders to easily enter ...

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Medical Alert Systems 101 Guides

Medical Alert Systems 101 Guides

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Glossary (Choose a topic):  Medical Alert Company - The main purpose of a medical alert company is to provide seniors with quick and easy solutions to get help in case ...

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Pendant with 2-Way Communication Feature | 101 Guide

Pendant with 2-Way Communication Feature | 101 Guide

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In the heart of every medical alert system is the ability to communicate with the call center agents in case of an emergency. When a user presses the help button, a connection is ...

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Medical Alert Systems Optimal Range | 101 Guide

Medical Alert Systems Optimal Range | 101 Guide

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Medical alert system is a great solution for seniors living alone and those with health problems that prevent them from living independent lives. Each medical system comes with ...

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Systems with Automatic Fall Detection Alert | 101 Guide

Systems with Automatic Fall Detection Alert | 101 Guide

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All medical alert systems have a help button that a user can press in case of an emergency. With the age of 65 and over, the risk of falling increases dramatically. A fall can ...

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Mobile (On-The-Go) Medical Alert Systems | 101 Guide

Mobile (On-The-Go) Medical Alert Systems | 101 Guide

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Mobile medical alert systems are very popular. These systems offer full medical alert service on the go.Yes, this means that the system will work almost anywhere and a ...

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Base Unit / Systems with Cellular (Wireless) Connection | 101 Guide

Base Unit / Systems with Cellular (Wireless) Connection | 101 Guide

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Base units can be divided into two major categories, based on the type of the connection they use - landline and cellular (wireless). A base unit with cellular (wireless) ...

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In-Home Alert Systems with Landline Connection | 101 Guide

In-Home Alert Systems with Landline Connection | 101 Guide

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The base unit is a device that allows a connection between the user of medical service and the call center in charge of taking the calls.This device is the heart of any ...

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Medical Alert Call Centers | 101 Guide

Medical Alert Call Centers | 101 Guide

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Medical alert call center is the center run by the medical alert company staffed with people who are trained to answer the emergency call and help the person in need.When the ...

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Additional Alert Buttons | 101 Guide

Additional Alert Buttons | 101 Guide

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Medical alert companies usually offer additional alert button option, which come at an additional cost. For example, if the user of medical service is interested in having an ...

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Wearable Medical Alert Button Options (Pendent, Wristband, etc.) | 101 Guide

Wearable Medical Alert Button Options (Pendent, Wristband, etc.) | 101 Guide

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Medical alert button is the integral part of any medical alert system. This button is the only part of the equipment the user will have constant contact with.Once the user ...

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Medical Alert System – Base Station Unit | 101 Guide

Medical Alert System – Base Station Unit | 101 Guide

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The medical alert base unit is a hardware that is installed in the home of the person using the medical alert service, and the main purpose of the base unit is to establish the ...

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Medical Alert Companies (Services) | 101 Guide

Medical Alert Companies (Services) | 101 Guide

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Medical Alert Company specializes in providing medical alert services to those who need additional care and monitoring due to potential health issues.The main purpose of a ...

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Buyer’s Guide Part 1 – What to Consider?

Buyer’s Guide Part 1 – What to Consider?

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A medical alert company can be the link to life-saving measures for you or a loved one. Since this is the case, it is so important that you make sure you are working with a ...

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Buyer’s Guide Part 2 – Company Service Equipment

Buyer’s Guide Part 2 – Company Service Equipment

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Every company will offer equipment to their customers as part of their medical alert services. Remember, not all of the following equipment is offered by all companies:The ...

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Buyer’s Guide Part 3 – Contracts and Fees

Buyer’s Guide Part 3 – Contracts and Fees

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As with any service and device, there are financial and legal issues that you should be aware of before embarking on choosing a medical alert company.Member Discounts, ...

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Buyer’s Guide Part 4 – Protection Services and Premium Features

Buyer’s Guide Part 4 – Protection Services and Premium Features

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What has been discussed so far are the basics about medical alert systems. There are also a number of protection services and premium features available. Keep in mind that some of ...

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Buyer’s Guide Part 5 – Additional Features of Medical Alert Systems

Buyer’s Guide Part 5 – Additional Features of Medical Alert Systems

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In addition to the above, there are a number of other medical alert system features that you may want to consider before making your final decision: Wall Mounted ...

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