Mobile Medical Alert Systems Support Active Lifestyles
April 19, 2023
Home medical alert systems have come a long way since their introduction in the 1970s. Newer models support seniors’ more active lifestyles and provide safety and protection at home and away. Thanks to the widespread installation of cellular towers, active seniors who travel frequently can enjoy the flexibility and peace of mind that comes with a mobile medical alert. These devices offer wide coverage – everywhere from a local park to a remote mountain top.
Are you trying to decide between a home-based and mobile medical alert system? Learn more about the benefits of mobile medical alert systems.
More Reliable than Cellular Phones
Although you can call 911 using a cell phone, the operators won’t automatically know your location. The cell tower relaying the call may be some distance from where you are, so you’ll have to give them the address. That can be difficult if you’re incapacitated or in an unfamiliar area.
Cell phones are also easy to misplace. How many times have you had to search for your phone or use its “find my phone” service? Imagine how frustrating or impossible that might be during an emergency.
A mobile medical alert system is easy to find because you’re wearing it! Just push the button and you’ll be connected to an operator in the monitoring center who can alert first responders to your exact location using GPS and also supply them with important health information about your medications, allergies, etc.
Easy, Two-Way Communication
Bay Alarm Medical’s SOS Mobile system has a two-way speaker. When you press the help button, you’re immediately connected to our USA-based emergency monitoring center.
If you can’t speak because of physical or personal safety concerns, our operators treat that as an emergency situation.They note your exact location and transmit the GPS coordinates to first responders.
Stay Protected During an Emergency of Natural Disaster
A basic home landline system or home-based cellular system protects you in and around your home (ranges vary from 200-1400 ft. from the base station). In the event of a disaster that requires you to leave home, you may have to leave your medical alert system behind.
However, your mobile system will work from anywhere you can get a cell signal – for as long as the battery retains a charge. Our SOS Mobile device has a battery life of up to 6 days.
Caregiver Peace of Mind with GPS Location and Tracking
How many times have you seen heartbreaking stories on the news about someone’s loved one who wandered away from home and didn’t survive exposure to the elements?
Our Mobile GPS medical alert with caregiver tracking can help you quickly locate a vulnerable loved one before the worst happens. Access the caregiver tracking portal on your smartphone, tablet, or computer to find your loved one’s location. You can also use the portal’s geofencing feature and receive an alert when they leave home or a defined geographic area.
Stay Safe and Secure While On-the-go
Regular exercise and close social connections have proven health benefits for seniors, helping them stay healthier and live longer. With a mobile medical alert system, you can take those long walks, hikes, or dream vacations with friends or family with confidence. In the event of an accident or emergency, help is just a push button away. The system protects you at home and anywhere that has cell service
Bay Alarm Medical’s SOS Mobile medical alert system connects to the Verizon and AT&T networks, which provide robust 4G LTE coverage nationwide. Our representatives can help you check the strength of the cellular coverage in your area and places you visit frequently. There is no extra charge for a cellular plan; that’s included in your monthly monitoring fee.