Life Alert systems are wearable medical alert systems that enable the user to contact loved ones, medical personnel, and/or law enforcement in the event of an emergency. Once associated with the elderly, these rescue beacon systems are now gaining popularity across all age groups – from young children and people with medical issues and disabilities, to college students and those working or engaging in a hobby in remote locations.
The High Price for Peace of Mind
Unfortunately, the cost of these life-saving systems can really add up. A Consumer Reports’ analysis of several life alert companies reveals costly fees and startup pricing. For instance, one company charges a $95 activation fee and $60 per month service fees, while another competitor charges $65 per month with a $149 “device fee.”
Despite the high prices, these life alert systems don’t always deliver what one would associate with pricey devices and service plans. For example, Jennifer needed a life alert system for her husband, who has MS. This couple wanted a life alert system that would allow her husband to contact Jennifer – or emergency personnel – in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
Even though Jennifer and her husband contracted with a well-known life alert company, they found the service did not live up to their expectations. Not only did Jennifer need to pay for a costly landline, but if her husband was too far from the phone when he activated an alert, personal rescue beacon could not hear his voice. As a result, their family had several instances where the EMT’s broke down their front door, only to find that her husband simply needed to call his wife and ask for her assistance.
On the heels of these expensive incidents, Jennifer knew she needed a life alert system that would allow her husband to speak into the device, no matter where he was located in the home, as well as have the ability to contact Jennifer easily without alarming the EMS.
A Better Option for Life Alert Systems
Silent Beacon would have answered those needs – and more. The Silent Beacon life alert system allows users to reach family, friends, EMT, 911, and a call center. Based on your needs, you can customize the device with the options that make sense for you and your family.
Consumer Reports advises those in the market for a life alert systems to consider devices with capabilities such as help buttons, the ability to contact multiple people, functionality no matter where you are in your home, and a high-quality monitoring center. Silent Beacon’s life alert systems addresses all of these needs – and best of all, Silent Beacon’s optional call center service offers plans that are a fraction of the cost of their competitors.
People like Jennifer couldn’t be happier: “We are incredibly excited about the Silent Beacon because it’s going to allow my husband to have mobility and freedom, as well as the ability to call and get help in a way that works best for him. It also gives me incredible peace of mind that he’ll be able to call me.”