Medical alert systems signal when there is a hazard that requires urgent attention and is used to summon emergency medical personnel. Most systems have a wireless pendant or transmitter that can be activated in an emergency. When activated, a signal is sent to an alarm monitoring company’s central station or to an emergency agency and medical personnel are dispatched to the site where the alarm was activated. An alert can also be sent to someone whose phone number has been programmed into the system. Medical alert systems are also known as personal emergency response systems (PERS).
With the population aging, there are more products than ever designed for seniors. Since it is often desirable and practical for seniors to continue to live in their own familiar homes independently, products that help them do so safely are attractive to seniors and their families. Medical alert services and equipment are at the top of that list. There are many companies selling many products in this category. Read more