Some people are skeptical when we initially tell them that the medical alert's two-way communication will work in up to a 3000 sq ft home. We always recommend starting off by doing a walk around test after the system is delivered and you have it plugged in. This test demonstrates the area that you will be able to speak back and forth with our operator. Today I helped a daughter and her father set up the system over the phone. When it came time to test we had the father walk from room to room until he was in the back bedroom, the daughter was surprised that the medical alert microphone was able to pick up her fathers voice. This was in a part of the house that she could barely hear him from… Medical alert technology has certainly come along way. We're always excited to see what's next![Read More...]
Could you please tell me the distance range your alarm works for?
OR-- How far away from the "box" does the signal work?
My mother likes to feed her cats in the back yard. Would the signal be picked up there if she needed help?
Thank you in advance for your help.
The range of our medical alert systems are approximately 300' to 400’ from the speaker box, of course as you have asked, this must be tested in the local environment to see how far it really reaches.
I love that your mother feeds her cats in the back yard, it’s not only good exercise for her, but provides much warmth, love and participation. These are all things I believe lead to a longer and happier life. And of course, I am a cat lover. My cat named Spooky is a huge 25 pound black cat.
The reach of our help button outside does not include the ability to talk to her outside of her home, but we will be notified she is in trouble and send help immediately. The voice-to-voice component of our speaker box works well within approximately a 3500 square foot home.
Regardless of which company you choose, thinking of a medical alert service for your mom is a great idea for your mom.
Thanks for your question,
Our medical alert necklace is available throughout the entire US - both in rural areas and in big cities! The service works the same where ever you are located. The only requirement is that you have a home telephone service in your house for our system to plug into. During an emergency, we would be calling your local 911 service and getting your local paramedics for you. Ultimately, our medical alert is there to get you help when you are unable to reach a phone to dial 911 yourself. We will be calling a 10 digit number that takes us to the same dispatch center that you would reach by s calling 911. We have to call that 10 digit number because our monitoring center is in a different location than your home. So immediately after you order our service we research the appropriate 10 digit dispatch number for you. That way, whenever you press your medical alert necklace for help, our operator will be able to get you help without delay. So when you press that button, you can rest assured that we got the signal that you need help and your local 911 services will be on their way shortly![Read More...]
Our company is lucky to have more than 30 years experience working with medical response systems. Jeff Miller, our CEO, was one of the pioneers of the medical alert back in 1981 and has continued to shape the industry ever since. For years, Jeff built these medical response systems by hand and delivered them door to door. Its easy to say that no one knows monitoring seniors like Jeff does. He formed American Senior Safety Agency over 15 years ago. And we are now proud to be the 8th largest medical response systems company nationwide. This is a great spot to be. Being 8th allows the flexibility to take care of our clients with the best customer service available while providing the same reliability you'd get from any of the other top companies. We've been doing medical alert systems for over 30 years now. Here's to 30 more![Read More...]
A lot of our customers end up ordering an extra emergency alert button for their home. This is often good just in case you misplace the main button that you use and need a backup while you search around for it. If you end up finding a misplaced medical alert button after several months or a couple years though, how do you know it is still working? The best way to know if any part of your system is operational is to test it. Don't hesitate to test that medical alert anytime you wonder "is this machine working?"… You don't even have to test it on your own. Just give us a call at the customer service office and ask us to help you test your system. We will supervise to make sure everything goes smoothly while you press that emergency alert button and speak to our operator over the medical alert speaker. We want you to feel comfortable using that system! And testing it regularly to know that it is working is all part of that![Read More...]