Utah-based Rescue Alert has a history that dates back to the early 1980s when Richard Bangerter developed an emergency communication system for use in the home. The company has moved its headquarters a few times, but it has always remained in the state of Utah, and its products and services are available across the United States.
Rescue Alert Medical Alert Systems
Take your pick from a few different products, all offering something different and catering to vulnerable people nationwide.
MXD Landline Base Unit
The MXD is a simply-designed unit that features a big blue "help" button and comes with a panic button that connects to a monitoring center when it's pressed. The MXD works through your landline and performs self-diagnostics on its battery life, the battery life of the panic button, and the status of the phone line.
There are a few unique ways to pay for this unit, including monthly, quarterly, annually, and via direct payment. If you opt for a subscription, you'll pay anywhere from $27.95 to $32.95 per month. Alternatively, you can purchase the equipment for $199.00 and pay only $15.95 a month, or you can pay $849 upfront and avoid any monthly payments thereafter.
Rescue Alert GPS
The Rescue Alert GPS connects to a cellular network and provides assistance inside and outside of the home. It has over 48 hours of battery life and GPS technology that provides a location update every 15 minutes. The unit can be added to your belt or dropped into a pocket or purse. The line is monitored by EMD certified dispatcher, making help just a button push w.
The Rescue Alert GPS is available on a monthly, quarterly, or annual purchase plan, costing anywhere from $37.95 to $44.95 per month. It is out of stock at the time of writing, but that should be temporary.
Rescue Alert Accessories
Whether you're looking for a one-time payment or a purchase plan, you can get even more protected by purchasing one of three accessories:
Automatic Fall Detection Pendant
Known as the myActive Alert, the Rescue Alert fall detection button costs $10 extra per month and will cover you in the event of a trip or fall where you can't press the help button or call for help. It knows when you have fallen and will trigger an SOS and call for help.
If you're worried about falls, have a severe physical disability, or live alone, it's worth adding a myActive Alert fall detection pendant to your order.
The wall button costs just $5 extra per month and can be fixed anywhere around the home. Add it to the stairs, bathroom, kitchen, or any other high-risk area. In the event of an accident, injury, or health crisis, you just need to press the wall button and call for help.
The lockbox is available for a one-time payment of $39.99. It's a small and secure box that contains a key and can be fixed outside of your home and accessed with a secure code. In the event of an emergency, the first responders will be given the code and can access your home without breaking a window or battering down the door.
It's always worth adding a lockbox to any order of a medical alert system, but $39.99 is quite steep. You can probably get one for less than this online, and many medical alert companies will even give you one for free when you place an order.