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Compare Alert1 and Freedom Alert® Pendants

If you’re researching medical alert systems, you’ve likely come across the Freedom Alert® pendant. This is a budget-friendly medical alert pendant. The device incurs a high, one-time cost and connects users to a pre-programmed phone number – either a close friend or family member, or 911.

If you’re researching medical alert systems, you’ve likely come across the Freedom Alert® pendant. This is a budget-friendly medical alert pendant. The device incurs a high, one-time cost and connects users to a pre-programmed phone number – either a close friend or family member, or 911. But while Freedom Alert® might not come with a recurring fee, the service provided of calling a single pre-programmed number doesn’t get you the benefit of being connected to a CSAA Diamond Certified Command Center.

By contrast, Alert1 takes a more proactive approach to caring for your health. Our Command Center agents are trained to stay on the line with you and get you the help you need, no matter the type of emergency you’ve experienced. If you’re considering both Alert1 and Freedom Alert® in your medical alert pendant search, this guide will help compare the two products.

Comparison Grid for Alert1 and Medical Alert Pendant Competitors

There are a lot of differences between Alert1 and Freedom Alert®. In addition to the type of service offered, Alert1 provides customer-friendly options, a Thayer certification, and HIPAA compliance. This is a medical alert pendant you can feel good about.Here is a comparison grid of some of the top brands of alert pendants.

 

  Alert1 ® Life Alert ® Lifeline ®Medical Guardian ®Bay Alarm ®Mobile Help ®
Home Annual Prices Starting At /mo¹
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$69.90/mo² $29.95/mo³ $24.45/mo4 $19.95/mo5 $22.95/mo6
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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
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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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Call us today at 1-866-581-4540 to get your medical alert with Alert1

 

We also offer a variety of products to suit your individual needs and lifestyle. Need fall detection? We have it. Prefer to use your medical alert system outside of the home? Alert1 has several options. 

What You Should Know About Freedom Alert®

Freedom Alert® pendants are available for only a one-time materials cost. There are no contracts, activation costs, or monthly fees. That single, one-time purchase will cost a couple hundred dollars, but some PERS users may see the lack of recurring expenses as a benefit. Unfortunately, this is rarely – if ever – the case.

Freedom Alert® systems do not connect users to a qualified call center. Instead, they connect to your existing phone number, using your landline to call a pre-programed contact. This may suffice in some situations, but medical emergencies require nuance. Sometimes, you will be unable to speak. Other times, a family member will be of more use than 911. The phone operators with Alert1 are trained to work with you to figure out exactly what you need. That nuance is lost with a Freedom Alert® device, which forces everyone into a one-size-fits all solution.

Additionally, with seniors living increasingly active lives, you may need a solution that works on the go. Freedom Alert® is only useful in the home. 

Choose Alert1 for Quality of Service

People press medical alert buttons for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it’s because of a fall. Other times, it’s because of a non-life-threatening accident. An effective medical alert system requires a nuanced understanding of why you may be pressing your button. That type of service is only available with an on-demand call center.

A Freedom Alert® pendant may be cheaper in the short term, but without a call center, you are unlikely to get the help you need. What’s more, pre-programming phone numbers into the device won’t help much if your emergency renders you unable to speak. For the fullest, most compassionate service, choose Alert1. We’ll get you the help you need, no matter your emergency. 

¹Pricing of Alert1 annual service plans. Medical alert comparisons and pricing are based on standard rates, temporary promotions may apply, offers subject to change. 
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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.
³Monthly fee for Lifeline ® depends on user location and options. Lifeline ® website accessed 9/1/2020. Information updated quarterly. Lifeline ® is a registered trademark of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
4Medical Guardian © website accessed on 9/1/2020. Information updated quarterly. Copyright © Medical Guardian, LLP ©. All Rights Reserved.
5Bay Alarm Medical ® website accessed on 9/1/2020. Information updated quarterly. Bay Alarm Medical ® is a subsidiary of Bay Alarm Company ®.
6MobileHelp ® website accessed on 9/1/2020. Information updated quarterly. MobileHelp ® is a registered trademark of Integrity Tracking, LLC.
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