You can search for reviews by (1) type of device, (2) by company, or (3) by individual device.
Before you look at individual systems I strongly recommend that you read my quick four lesson series on how to buy a medical alert and get my important hints and tips on how to buy the best medical alert for your situation. (It’s a four-lesson series that takes just a few minutes to read.)
1. By type of device
These are monitored mobile systems that connect you to a professional monitoring center no matter where you are, as long as you have good cell reception. Read more about these systems and see reviews.
These are the classic monitored systems that are designed for home protection. Basically unchanged since they were first developed in the 1980s, they are good for homebound people but very limited for anyone who is still active. Learn more about old-fashioned medical alert systems.
Talk Through the Pendant Medical Alerts
There are a couple of systems on the market that are home-based monitored systems but the pendant you carry around is a tiny two-way cordless phone. The big advantage is that you can have a “no shouting” conversation with the monitoring center anywhere in and around your house. These are a big advantage over speakerphone models, but the downside is the pendant is bigger.
No-fee Medical Alarm Systems
No-fee systems do not connect you to a monitoring center. Instead they just dial 911 or they dial a pre-selected group of family and friends. Watch out for any systems that do not provide real 2-way communication through the pendant. Details coming soon.
2. By Company
Here’s a list of medical alert companies. Click on the name to read a description of the company’s policies and see a list of the devices I have reviewed.
3. By Individual Device
Here’s a list of all the individual systems I have reviewed, ranked by rating.