No, the in-home system doesn’t require Internet or landline phone connections. The medical alert system works using 4G LTE AT&T cellular service in the area, the cost of which is rolled into your monthly monitoring plan. There is one exception: If you’re interested in the 4G LTE GPS Mobile Help Button, you’ll need a smartphone when you’re out and about. Caregivers also need a smartphone to track the Mobile Help Button’s whereabouts on the app.
What Sets GetSafe Apart?
GetSafe is one of the leading medical alert providers, especially for anyone whose primary concern is in-home monitoring. That’s because every GetSafe medical alert package includes a 4G LTE Communication Console as a base station, with wireless help buttons to place in your home. From there, you can add on as many in-home help buttons as you’d like. They even offer voice-activated help buttons, so if you’re immobile and can’t make it to the button, you can call out for help instead. This configuration allows you to extend monitoring coverage anywhere in your house, without requiring you to wear a wristband or pendant all the time. And if the pre-set device packages don’t suit your living space, you can build your own.
If you are active outside the house, or if you feel more comfortable with a wearable help button, GetSafe has even more options that can be added on to any in-house package. They offer waterproof wristbands and pendants with built-in fall detection and emergency help buttons. Or, for a more modern mobile monitoring option, you can select a GetSafe 4G LTE GPS Mobile Help Button, which has GPS location tracking and optional fall detection. The Mobile Help Button brings medical alert devices into the 21st century by giving caregivers the power to see your whereabouts through the accompanying smartphone app.
GetSafe Equipment & Features
The Communication Console is the in-home hub of your GetSafe medical alert system. It connects to your area’s cellular signals, so you can speak with GetSafe’s 24/7 monitoring center without the need for a traditional hardwired telephone line. Just plug it into the wall, and you’ll be up and running. In the event of a power outage, there’s a back-up battery good for up to 32 hours.This base unit has a help button and two-way audio. Once you press the button, it works like a speakerphone, immediately putting you on the line with a trained professional who can dispatch emergency services.
Place GetSafe wall buttons throughout the home to call for medical assistance at any time. Wall buttons are wireless and easy to install using the included double-sided tape. They’re water-resistant and easy to use. Just press the red button and GetSafe operators will respond.
Voice-Activated Wall Button
This small, waterproof wall-mounted button lets you contact the GetSafe monitoring center in three different ways: by pressing the help button, pulling the lanyard, or simply saying “Call 911.” Its versatility and easy installation make it ideal for the most high-risk areas of your house, such as bathrooms or staircases.
These waterproof neck pendants and wristbands are equipped with a 24/7 push button to call for medical assistance. They also have optional fall detection to automatically alert GetSafe agents after a fall. The wearable is battery-powered with up to five years of battery life and automated low-battery alerts. And when your battery is low, GetSafe will send a replacement button for free. These wearables are intended for use around the home, in range of your GetSafe Base Unit. They can be purchased in addition to your preferred package for a one-time cost of $25 each. If you want to add automatic fall detection, it costs $10/month in addition to your system’s monitoring plan.
This GPS-enabled help button puts help at your fingertips wherever you go, whether you’re at home or out and about. It’s small and water resistant with long battery life, so you can count on it to work in your time of need. Even better, it has optional fall detection and can even work with the GetSafe mobile app to help loved ones track your location. The Mobile Help Button costs $30, but it also adds expenses to your monthly bill. It’s an additional $30/mo. for GPS monitoring, plus the optional expenses of $10/mo. for fall detection and $5/mo. for caregiver mobile app access. For many, the peace of mind is well worth it.
To avoid forcible entry, emergency responders can open your door using the GetSafe Lockbox. When help is on the way, GetSafe will provide the four-digit code to unlock the combination-style lock without breaking your door. The Lockbox is rust-proof to withstand weathering.
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|Starting monthly cost||$24.95/mo.||$24.95/mo.||$24.95/mo.|
|In-home base unit||Yes – x1||Yes – x1||Yes – x1|
|Voice-activated wall button||Yes – x1||Yes – x2||Yes – x3|
|Standard wall button||Yes – x1||Yes – x3||Yes – x5|
|Wearable Help Button||With upgrade||With upgrade||With upgrade|
|Fall detection option||With upgrade||With upgrade||With upgrade|
Frequently Asked Questions about GetSafe
Do I need Wi-Fi, a landline or a smartphone to use GetSafe?
Does GetSafe require a contract?
No, all GetSafe medical alert equipment is purchased upfront. Additional services including professional monitoring and fall detection can be purchased monthly and you can cancel anytime.
Is fall detection included in my GetSafe package?
No. You have the option to purchase automatic fall detection monitoring if you add-on a wearable pendant, wristband or 4G LTE Mobile Help Button to your GetSafe Package. Beyond the cost of the additional device, you’ll have to pay an additional $10 monthly fall detection monitoring fee.