Design and Features of GetSafe Medical Alert System
The GetSafe medical alert starter kit comes with a standard wall button, a wearable button on a lanyard, and a base station that has an emergency call button and a reset button. The voice-activated wall button contains an emergency button, a red pull cord, a speaker and a microphone. It can be mounted to the wall with mounting screws (included with the system) and requires two C batteries to operate.
The lanyard button can be worn as a bracelet or a pendant. It’s waterproof and contains a non-removable battery that GetSafe claims will last for five years. When the battery dies, GetSafe will send you a free replacement. Additional voice buttons and lanyards can be purchased separately.
Other accessories that the GetSafe medical alert system offers are a smoke detector, a lockbox, and a packet that can provide vital medical information to first responders.
GetSafe for Seniors Installation and Setup
GetSafe’s medical alert system is fairly easy to set up. The base station is plugged into the wall, then when the light turns from red to green, indicating it has connected to the cellular network, it is ready to use. The wall button needs to be mounted to the wall, then plugged in. There are several different mounting options, which means that the medical alert can be installed in various places where it is most needed, like the bedroom or the bathroom.
The wearable button is paired at the base by pressing the pairing button and then holding down the pairing button on the mobile one for a few seconds. The company provides a YouTube channel with various videos that show users how to set up the system, summon help, and help with basic troubleshooting.
GetSafe Health and Safety Features
Once the GetSafe device is set up, emergency responders can be summoned in several different ways. One of the three buttons (wall, base, or lanyard) can be pressed. If the button is pressed in error, the reset button on the base stops the call. If none of the buttons are available, help can be summoned by either pulling the cord attached to the wall button or saying, “Call 911, Call 911.”
GetSafe’s system differs from some of the best medical alert systems in that it’s not a smart system with a smart hub. Instead, it’s designed for use in the home but can’t work outside of it. The lanyard can summon help, but it doesn’t allow for any two-way communication with an operator like the base and wall buttons do. Only the lanyard can detect falls—although the medical alert buttons can be operated from other rooms by voice command. Since it has no internet connection, it can’t offer the mobile app and monitoring services that wearable medical alert devices can.