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What’s the Difference Between a Life Alert® Button and Alert1?

Life Alert® buttons are a name ubiquitous in the homes of senior Americans. These devices, popularized by the well-known, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get upTM,” commercials, provide an essential service – they contact emergency support in the case of an emergency.

Life Alert® buttons are a name ubiquitous in the homes of senior Americans. These devices, popularized by the well-known, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get upTM,” commercials, provide an essential service – they contact emergency support in the case of an emergency. But while Life Alert® may be one of the more recognizable names in the industry, we think you’ll find that Alert1 has more customer-friendly services – from our no long-term contract options to the fact that we stay on the line until help arrives.

Compare Life Alert® Buttons for Seniors

Life Alert® is among our many competitors in the medical alert system industry. While Life Alert® buttons for seniors appear to remain popular within the demographic, we have added several services and features to try to set ourselves apart. As you can see in the grid below, Alert1 consistently delivers a lower-priced service with the same features that made Life Alert® famous.

  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
 
   

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What to Expect from a Medical Alert Button

Medical alert buttons are an essential part of senior healthcare. Whether a user has experienced a fall, is aging in place, or simply wants to prevent a medical emergency, an alert button is a crucial facet of senior health. Interestingly, most medical alert buttons work similarly – including both Alert1 and Life Alert® buttons.

Both systems include large buttons that users press if they experience an accident or emergency. This triggers a call to the company’s call center, where the user is connected with a trained operator. This person then helps the user decide which contact number is best to address the present situation – a friend, a family member, or emergency services. That call is then placed, and the member waits for help to arrive. This, however, is where Alert1 services diverge.  

Why is Alert1 Different?

There are countless options for folks looking for a Life Alert® button that calls family. Many medical alert systems have the option to input a pre-selected contact list. When you push the button, an operator can connect you to your loved ones – or emergency services, if necessary. But while many systems, including Life Alert®, have this feature, Alert1 stands out in a few crucial ways.

When our members press the button on our medical alert systems, the call operator is going to stay on the phone with you until help arrives. This service is not listed on Life Alert’s® website, so we can only assume that they do not offer this. While staying on the line may seem inconsequential at first, we’ve found this to be a huge comfort to our members. When help is on the way, you’ll have a trained, calm voice on the other end of the line, talking you through the emergency.

This stay on the line service is included in all our medical alert system options, all of which are priced more affordably than Life Alert® button costs. The Life Alert® name is very recognizable and one of the biggest in the industry, but if you take a chance on our products, we know you’ll be satisfied with our price, service, and member support.