Thursday, May 21, 2009

Life Alert: More Than Just a Panic Button


I remember in the late 80s where you couldn't go anywhere without hearing it on a commercial or watching a reenactment on the playground. A reenactment of what? The "I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up" Commercial. It was actually for the now defunct LifeCall.

There is now a product on the market called Life Alert, which has a similar use, but is far more advanced. Instead of merely pressing a button, the system actually knows when the wearer has fallen. That's genius. Also, you do not have to be home. The Life Alert dispatchers will respond no matter where you are in the world.

Unlike calling 911, a Life Alert dispatcher won't charge you with issuing a false alarm. Depending on what the situation is, they will dispatch the police, ambulance, or fire rescue. In a non emergency, they will call your family or neighbor, depending on what your preferences are. They can even talk you through your problem if that is all it takes.

The other feature I was impressed with, is that there is also a built in smoke detector and a no activity alert. Brickhouse certainly has some great products and services that gives a lot more peace of mind if you have a loved one who lives alone. It is the honorable thing to do to take care of your family, but do so with dignity.


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