Medical Alert Systems
Medical Alert Systems Product Features:
* Connects to a 2G tower; these are the original cellular towers so that means a lot of reach.
* No landline necessary. This device is totally cellular.
* Battery lasts for several months, but to be safe, charge in monthly intervals.
* Water Proof
* Speak directly through the device.
* Can be worn inside and outside of the house since the device is cellular.
* No base.
* Works throughout the United States on the 2G network.
What are no fee medical alert systems?
A no fee medical alert system is a medical alert system that does not require a monthly fee from a nationwide service provider. This means there are no fees beyond the initial price of this unit. In addition, this means that when the button is pressed, this device will not call a monitoring center, but instead will immediately dial 911. With a monitored device, medical alert system wearers can set up protocols with how they would like an emergency situation to be handled. Some people prefer a monitored device because of the flexibility it allows, meaning that in a less serious emergency, 911 does not need to be called and monitoring agents can instead call family members or follow the caller’s requests. There are also some non-monitored devices that will call family members, but will not call 911 and while this may be useful for less dire situations, what happens when family members are unable to take the call? The strength of the NextAlert, however, is that it saves precious time by dialing 911 directly and help arrives that much quicker.
Unique Features of our Medical Alert Systems:
Unique to the next alert is its two-way voice communication ability. This means that when you press the button you are able to speak directly through the device to a 911 operator. Many devices have the user speak through a base which can garble words and make it hard for the operator to understand the situation. With the NextAlert you can tell the operator exactly what is happening and they will be able to hear you clearly. Two-way communication is not a feature many no-contract medical alert systems have and is usually only found in monitored devices. Also unlike many devices, either monitored or non-monitored, the NextAlert is 100% mobile. It functions in the same way as a cell phone and can be used from the car, home, grocery store, or anywhere else you may be. As long as there is regular cellular signal the NextAlert will function as it is supposed to.
In the event that a person cannot communicate their location, what happens?
The way the FCC tracks emergency services is through the location of the cell site closest to the 911 caller. According to the FCC, the device provides a general indication of the caller’s whereabouts and while 911 will eventually find the caller, response time will be slower than if the person can tell the operator their location. If the call is lost, the NextAlert wearer must press the button again and re-dial 911. We don’t recommend this device for hikers, campers, or people who are out of reach of cell towers. For people with dementia or Alzheimer’s who may take this necklace off while wandering, or are unable to communicate their whereabouts, we recommend a GPS device, which locks onto the wearer’s wrist, or a monitored medical alert system. We sell monitored versions, which can locate the person in distress and emergency services can be sent in the event the person cannot speak. This is always a risk if location information isn’t passed along. If this is a fear we recommend the monitored services even if it goes through a landline.
Remember, if you are unsure of whether or not to purchase a monitored or non-monitored device, give us a call and we would be more than happy to provide a quick assessment of your unique situation. Not every device is right for everybody and we’ll help you determine what fits best. Call us today at 888-583-7743.
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