Why Medical Alert Systems Are Easy to Use

Home is where the heart is; you love where you live. You’ve decided to stay home for the rest of your life. But what happens when you get into an accident and nobody is around?

No one wants to experience this scary scenario. It doesn’t matter how healthy you are; accidents can happen to anyone.

That’s when a medical alert system comes to the rescue. A medical alert system is a great tool to help you age in place. You don’t have to worry about living alone because help is just a button press away.

You may wonder if it’s worth buying a medical alert system. Many questions arise. Is it expensive? Is it hard to use? Do I need a professional to install it?

In this post, Alert1 covers everything you need to know. We discuss all the different types of medical alert systems there are, how to use them, and how much they cost. You’ll find the best one suited for you!  

What is a Medical Alert System?

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A medical alert system is a device that connects you to emergency response services. If an accident happens, you push the emergency call button for help. A specialist from a certified monitoring center will check in on your well-being. If needed, they'll send emergency services to wherever you are. 

Why Should I Get One?

Medical alert systems are powerful because they will save your life in the critical moments following an emergency. With a medical alert, you won’t have to look for your phone or remember any numbers to get help. When accidents happen, you don’t want to waste time. Seconds make all the difference. Time is precious in emergencies.

Medical alert systems are perfect to keep you safe at home. You won’t have to move into a nursing home if you are worried about falls, especially if you can manage your daily routine by yourself. With a medical alert system, aging in place will be comfortable.

Medical alert systems aren’t just for seniors. They are perfect for people with physical disabilities or anyone prone to accidents. After all, safety is for everybody. 

Which Alert System Works Best?

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Your lifestyle will determine which system is best for you. You need to consider what features are most important to you.

If you spend the majority of your time indoors, a home alert system works best.

This system has two parts: a base unit and alert pendant. When you wear your alert pendant, help is always right there with you. An alert pendant has an emergency call button for requesting help. The base unit will connect you to a certified operator.

The base unit has a range of 600 feet to protect you throughout both your home and yard. With a home alert system, you can rest easy in and around your home.

If you spend most of your time outdoors, you’ll love our mobile systems.

Mobile alerts are just like in-home devices, but you can take them anywhere. Our mobile medical alert systems are equipped with advanced GPS technology. That way, you can get help wherever you are.  Whether you’re on a walk or hike, you can trust our GPS technology to find you if an accident occurs.

At Alert1, you can upgrade to a fall detection motion sensors for both our in-home and mobile alerts. In case you fall and can’t press the button, help will still come your way. Fall detection will put your mind at ease.

How Much Does It Cost?

Our plans start as low as /month. That’s a dollar a day for peace of mind. We clearly state all our terms to help you make an informed decision.

You know exactly how much you pay when you choose our services. With Alert1, we don't require long-term contracts. Your commitment is within your control. Choose month-by-month or our annual plan. 

How Do I Set It Up?

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You don’t have to be tech savvy to set up our medical alert systems. For the home unit, all you need to do is plug it in. Then, press your alert pendant button to reach our Command Center. After you hear short loud beeps, a specialist will verify your system.

Setting up the mobile version is just as easy. You just plug it in to charge. Then, press and hold the call button until you hear loud beeps. After a specialist confirms your system, you’re ready for another adventurous day.

What If I Need More Help?

It’s okay if you need more information or misplaced your instructions manual. You can check our website installation page for your device.

If you ever have issues with your product, do not hesitate to call our Member Care team. We’ll gladly help at your convenience. If you prefer going online,  check out our website for more troubleshooting resources

Age in Grace


Alert1 values your experience of aging in place. Our medical alert systems are all about your comfort and convenience. You get more than just safety assurance; you get freedom. With a medical alert system, you’ll never be alone when there’s an accident. We will always be there for you.