Life Alert Has One of the Smallest Medical Alert Ranges
Although Life Alert was one of the first companies to introduce a medical alert button (which they made famous with their “Help, I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up” commercials in the 1980s), technology has advanced, and their product hasn’t. Today, Life Alert’s medical alert button has one of the smallest effective ranges in the industry—only about 150 feet from the speaker phone base station. For many wearers this means that even within certain areas of your home you likely have no protection. What is the point of having a medical alert system if you can’t even be protected throughout your own home?
Life Alert Alarms Use Dangerously Outdated Communication Technology
As if that weren’t enough, like nearly every other medical alert available, Life Alert relies on the speaker phone base station for all communication. No communication happens through your activator button. That means that you must be close to the base station when you fall, or you will have no chance to speak with an operator. It also means that if you should happen to press the alert button accidentally (and 95% of medical alert activations are accidental) you will not hear the operator ask if you are ok, and will not be able to cancel the alert.
Virtually Unlimited Range with LifeBeacon™
LifeBeacon™ offers so much more. Not only are LifeBeacon™ wearers covered throughout the home, but anywhere else they choose to go, be it on a walk, to the grocery store, to the park, golfing, or in the car. And LifeBeacon customers can always hear and speak to an operator.
Life Alert is More Expensive and the Least Flexible Option
Unlike Life Alert, Wireless Medical Alert displays its pricing and contract options online for quick viewing and makes the product available for purchase online. If Life Alert displayed its pricing and contract information online, it would be obvious that Life Alert is the most expensive and least flexible option available. Life Alert can cost as much as $295 for installation and $49.95 a month on a 3-year contract. Many past customers of Life Alert have complained about the price and lengthy contract.
Just based on the facts and figures, it is no contest. You should choose LifeBeacon™. But there’s more to this story than just facts and figures. There’s the life you live, or the life you want to give your parents or loved ones, every day. For the same cost as other systems (or in many cases, a lot less) you can give the gift of independence. Choose freedom. Choose LifeBeacon™.