You have come to our blog to take a look at easy setup medical alert systems. Although the majority of companies selling systems online claim to be easy to setup, not all of them are. Additionally, what type of maintenance does the system require? Are there a lot of manual tests needed, or are they automated. Additionally, are there batteries that need to be replaced and does the unit need to be charged daily or weekly? Even though they may seem like easy setup medical alert systems, when there is maintenance involved, they are not so easy.
When looking at all of our systems, there is virtually no maintenance required. Obviously, batteries do run out, but with our Traditional medical alert device system, the battery lasts between 3-5 years. When the battery does run low, the clients are notified by a human and a new necklace or bracelet is sent out. Once the client receive the new necklace or bracelet, the old necklace or bracelet can be discarded. Since we are notified when the battery is running low, we are able to a get a new necklace or bracelet out to the clients before the battery runs out.
If you have to replace batteries, these can be expensive. We used to sell a unit that required battery replacement and it became extremely costly for the end user. The types of batteries the medical alerts run on usually cost between 8-10 dollars. If you think about replacing one of these batteries every month, it is like adding 8-10 dollars to your bill and creating additional hassle that shouldn’t be involved. That is why you have to factor more than just setup in easy setup medical alert systems. With some of the new cellular system, there is a need to charge them daily. This may seem alright, but some of our clients are 80-90 years old and not familiar with cell phones. Even so, the cell phone batteries can die intermittently or the user can forget to charge the device. This means they are going for days, if not weeks without a fully charged device. GPS does not work effectively in homes (cellular signal does) and therefore dispatch may not even be possible in the event of no answer. Some jurisdictions require location information. That is why we recommend an in home medical alert system (we sell cellular additions for when the client is out of the house).
Our most basic medical alert system; includes both a bracelet and necklace attachment.
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A mobile medical alert; speak directly to an operator through the wearable device.
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