If You Need Fall Detection, Invest in a Fall Alert Necklace

The senior population is growing exponentially, which means fall alert necklaces are becoming increasingly important. Falls pose a large health risk to mobile seniors, and investing in a fall alert system is a great way to prevent life-threatening accidents. But, while this technology becomes more advanced each year, there are still a few challenges to overcome – namely, fall alert technology cannot be worn around the wrist.

We know this may come as a disappointment for our wristband fans, but we promise – we only offer necklace medical alerts with fall detection for a good reason. The below guide will walk you through why this technology works best around the neck, as well as which Alert1 products to consider.

How Does Fall Detection Work?

Fall detection technology might feel a little magical, but the process by which it works is surprisingly simple. These buttons have several dozen sensors that work together to calculate whether a fall has occurred. These sensors measure things like orientation (whether you’re standing, sitting, or lying down), impact intensity, and impact speed of a potential fall. If these metrics combine to indicate a fall, the device will place a call to the Alert1 Command center. The whole process only takes around 35-40 seconds to complete.

What’s more, these sensors can tell whether a fall alert necklace is thrown down or dropped. The measurements will look different in these situations, which means the device will not detect a fall. However, this gets a little more complicated when fall detection devices are not worn around the neck. The technology is still not yet advanced enough to wear on the wrist, where everyday arm movements are difficult to differentiate from falls.

We should also note that no fall detection technology is infallible. While our devices can detect falls with accuracy, it is safest to press the button if you experience an accident. That said, our fall detection technology will automatically contact one of our call operators if it senses a fall, as well as if there is a period of no movement after the fall. If your emergency renders you unable to press the button, you are very likely to receive the help you need. 

Choosing Your Alert1 Fall Alert Necklace

We at Alert1 offer two separate fall alert necklace options – one for at-home use, the other for on-the-go protection.

In-the-Home + Fall Detection: One of our most popular options combines our in-the-home system with a fall detection pendant. Equipped with a 400-foot range around the base unit, this fall detection necklace is showerproof, compatible with pacemakers, and does not require WiFi or a cell phone to work. Most senior falls happen inside the home, and this tool is designed to help in those exact emergencies.

Kelsi Pro: This on-the-go fall protection device is the perfect option for our most active members. The Kelsi Pro uses the AT&T or Verizon networks to call help if you experience an emergency. This device can also be used in the home, allowing for nearly universal protection. The two-way speaker and microphone are as loud as a cell phone set to speaker mode, ensuring you can communicate clearly with your phone operator. Showerproof, pacemaker compatible, and equipped with GPS technology to locate you in an emergency, the Kelsi Pro is an excellent option for the independent senior.

Whether you want something comprehensive, like the Kelsi Pro, or fall detection that works only in the confines of your home, we have the fall alert necklace to suit your needs.