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Alert1 vs Life Alert® Systems – What’s the Difference?

As you’ll see in the grid below, Life Alert® charges three times that of Alert1. Life Alert® systems also require a long-term contract, usually of 3 years. which can be potentially difficult for seniors living on tight budgets.

Life Alert® is likely the best-known brand in the medical alert industry. Life Alert® systems made a name for themselves in the 1990’s with the instantly recognizable, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get upTM,” commercials, a phrase often quoted in popular culture. The brand is still an active company today, and they are among the highest-priced medical alert systems in the industry. 

As you’ll see in the grid below, Life Alert® charges three times that of Alert1. Life Alert® systems also require a long-term contract, usually of 3 years, which can be potentially difficult for seniors living on tight budgets. By contrast, we require no long term contract and provide only fair rates. We think you’ll find our device options, payment flexibility, and technology to be very competitive when stacked against the biggest brand in the industry. Whether you’re on the lookout for Life Alert® devices, Life Alert® phone, or a simple home-base medical alert button, we have an option to suit your needs.

  Alert1 ® Life Alert ®
Home Annual Prices Starting At /mo¹
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$69.90/mo²
No Long-Term Contract Required
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Nationwide Coverage

UL ListedMonitoring center 

Stay on the LineWe stay on the phone until help arrives

Multilingual ProtectionResponders speak over 190 different languages
 Not Listed
Same Day Shipping
For 85% or more of orders


Verizon Service Available for On-the-Go Devices
 
Thayer CertifiedSafe, fair working environment
 
HIPAA Compliant
 
TMA 5 Diamond Certified Command Center Ensures that each center meets only the highest standards

Pacemaker Safe Buttons

Online Troubleshooting Guides
 
No Charges for False Alarms
 
   

Call us today at 1-866-581-4540 to get your medical alert with Alert1

 

How to Compare Life Alert® Systems

Alert1 is just one of many Life Alert® competitors. If you’ve seen more folks using medical alert systems recently, you’re observing a national trend. These devices have become increasingly common as Americans begin to lead longer, more independent senior lives. And, with recent technological advances, medical alert wearers can now choose from an array of add-on services – from fall detection and GPS monitoring to stylized necklaces and watches. 

With this heightened need has come a new crop of companies providing alert services, all vying for a place in your home. You may be choosing between Life Alert® systems and Alert1, but chances are, there are a few other options in the mix. Comparing these companies can be tough, and we want to help you make a decision.

As you can see in the above Life Alert® emergency response comparison grid, Alert1 consistently delivers the most cost-friendly option with a host of other benefits. While we know Life Alert® systems for seniors are very popular, we don’t think users should pay a high cost for a name they recognize. With Alert1, you can rest assured that we will never charge as much as Life Alert® nor will we require a long-term contract. You’ll always receive our life-saving technology and personalized service, all at a price significantly lower than many of our competitors. 

“Help is on the way. I’ll stay on the line with you until they arrive.”

At Alert1, we pride ourselves on our ability to Stay on the Line with you until help arrives. We believe this service is crucial to create a high-quality level of care and customer service. And we promote this service often and in as many places as possible because we believe in it that deeply. We are not sure if Life Alert® offers this service, as we cannot find mention of it on their website. 

Which Life Alert® System Features Are Essential?

Members choosing between Alert1 and Life Alert® systems have a lot to consider. Comparison shopping is common in the medical alert system world, so we want to ensure you find the device that meets all your needs. We think we have the best option for most users, but we want you to feel confident in our service. Any of the following features may be an important consideration for the device you purchase.

·         Fall Detection: Fall detection is an essential service for many medical alert device users. Alert1 and Life Alert® fall detection services are very similar. We can help you unpack what each option offers.

·         GPS: Life Alert® GPS technology is now widely available within the medical alert industry. Alert1 products include GPS technology that can locate wherever you are in the event of an emergency. However, we cannot and do not track where you have been. To respect your privacy, our GPS service is only used to find our members who have pressed an alert for help.

·         Look and Customization: Medical alert systems can be creatively styled with a variety of accessories. There are Life Alert® jewelry options, Life Alert® necklaces, Life Alert® watches, and Life Alert® wristbands. Alert1 also has several ways to customize your new accessory, but without the long-term contracts Life Alert® requires.

·         Versatility: Medical alert systems are only as useful as they are versatile. Your device should pair with your lifestyle, whether that means in-home use, on-the-go features, or wearables that suit your needs. You’ll find many Life Alert® waterproof options, but Alert1 has a similar range of devices – all at considerably lower rates.

·         Price: Most medical alert users look more closely at price than at any other device feature. The Life Alert® cost per month can be overwhelming for some, especially those who live on fixed incomes. By contrast, we’ll always provide a more affordable rate. 

Why Choose Alert1 Medical Alert Systems

Alert1 may not have the same name recognition as Life Alert® systems, but we see this as a benefit to our members. We can never rest on our laurels, which means we are constantly working to provide better service and technology. The result is a more robust set of user-friendly services, pricing options, and contract terms. 

Alert1 is affordable. Price is the largest difference between Life Alert® buttons and Alert1 services. We know that a lot of folks are looking for Life Alert® Medicare options, but unfortunately, insurance plans rarely cover these devices. To help our most vulnerable users, we take care to provide devices at several price points.

Alert1 is compatible. Alert1 offers many devices. Whether you need a home system, a fall alert pendant, or something for on-the-go use, we have a device to fit any senior lifestyle.

Alert1 is personable. Device technology is similar across the medical alert system industry, but customer service can vary drastically between providers. If you’re considering Alert1, know that we have a TMA 5 Diamond Certified response center. This means our operators undergo a rigorous training program to ensure the highest quality service. Plus, our operators will stay on the line with you until help arrives. 

Types of Medical Alert Systems from Alert1

In-the-Home
In-the-Home
Starting at /month
with 36 For 30 Plan
  • Landline Required
  • Fall Detection Available
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In-the-Home
+
Fall Detection
In-the-Home<span><br>+</span> Fall Detection
Starting at /month
with 36 For 30 Plan
  • Landline Required
  • Fall Detection Included
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On-the-Go
On-the-Go
Starting at /month
with 36 For 30 Plan
  • Phone Not Required
  • Fall Detection Available
  • Speaker in the Button
Learn More
On-the-Go
+
Fall Detection
On-the-Go<span><br>+</span> Fall Detection
Starting at /month
with 36 For 30 Plan
  • Phone Not Required
  • Fall Detection Included
  • Speaker in the Button
Learn More
In-the-Home
+
On-the-Go
+
Fall Detection
In-the-Home<span><br>+</span> On-the-Go<span><br>+</span> Fall Detection
Starting at /month
with 36 For 30 Plan
  • Landline Not Required
  • Fall Detection Included
  • Speaker in the Button
Learn More

¹Pricing of Alert1 annual service plans. Medical alert comparisons and pricing are based on standard rates, temporary promotions may apply, offers subject to change. 
If you would like to request any changes to the information provided here, contact [email protected]
Please note that for all comparisons a lack of a check mark indicates that the competitor criteria is not listed on the competitor’s official website.
²Life Alert ® website accessed on 9/1/2020. Information updated quarterly. Life Alert ® is a registered trademark of Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc. 

Alert1 offers multiple payment plans so you can choose the service that best meets your needs for price and flexibility. Our members are never locked into a multi-year contract. You may cancel your service at any time, without any cancellation charges.
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