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You know the iconic tagline: "Help! I've fallen, and I can't get up!" Read about what Life Alert medical alert systems can do for you or your loved one.

What Sets Life Alert Apart?

What Sets Life Alert Apart?

Life Alert is one of the most well-known medical monitoring services on the market. The company created a name for itself with the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercial campaigns and decades later, its monitoring services save a life every 11 minutes (according to its website). Learn about its core packages, devices and pricing and how they provide 24/7 in-home emergency monitoring and assistance for people who want to stay as independent as possible in their golden years.


  • Devices are easy to use
  • Over 30 years of experience in the medical alerts sector


  • Limited customization and capabilities
  • Hard-to-find price information
  • No online ordering
  • Three-year contract
Life Alert Medical Alert System

Life Alert Medical Alert System


    Starting at $49.95/mo

    Our take

    For a basic Life Alert in-home system, start with their signature main unit and a wearable emergency pendant.  The main unit has two-way communication for talking to Life Alert representatives, and it’s available with either a cellular or landline connection (you choose). In the event of a power outage, it has a back-up battery so you can still call for help for up to 72 hours. The emergency pendant is waterproof, has an 800 foot range with a battery that lasts up to 7 years. It can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet. Monitoring fees start at $49.95 per month and activation fees apply.

    Package Features

    • 24/7 monitoring
    • Signature main unit with two-way communication
    • Wearable help button pendant
Life Alert Equipment and Features

Life Alert Equipment and Features

Life Alert Frequently Asked Questions

Life Alert Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a smartphone to use Life Alert?

No, a smartphone isn’t required to use Life Alert. Simply use each system’s devices to get assistance for emergencies. Each one has its own wireless or landline connection to communicate with the monitoring center.

Does Life Alert require a long-term contract?

Yes. Life Alert requires a three-year contract. You may cancel the contract without a fee if the user passes away or is transferred to a live-in care facility. You will need to provide documentation.

Where can I get more Life Alert pricing information?

At the time of this writing, Life Alert does not share their prices online. To learn more about pricing, equipment and packages, you need to call into their sales center at 1-800-360-0329. Based on our experience with the sales center, an activation fee is required and it will depend on the equipment you choose. Monitoring fees start at $49.95/month and increase with the size of your system.

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