Review Summary

Bay Alarm Medical is currently considered a great choice by many for a home medical alert system. Through the benefit of a long company history and good operations management, the company is able to offer their system at a price that other best-rated companies find hard to match, while still offering a top quality system. There are no long term contract requirements either.

Bay Alarm Medical provides a single-button system that will get you help one quick push. The company operates three call centers 24/7 so you’ll always have quick access to the help you need.

It offers a variety of different protection products that all center on the core of getting assistance to you quickly.

In-Home Medical Alert System

In-Home Medical Alert System is the basic, cheapest, and most popular medical alert system offered by Bay Alarm. It works perfectly for seniors who mainly stay at home.

Features

The In-Home Medical Alert System’s features are very basic. It includes a base unit and a help button, but their service extends to your spouse if you buy an extra button. You can also get more upgrades and extra services. We’ll know more about those later, for now, let’s focus on its features.

The base uses a landline connection. Setting it up is simple as it only needs to be plugged into a wall outlet and telephone line. After doing so, you will be able to use the base station as a 2-way communication system through its high powered speaker and sensitive microphone. In case of a power failure, the base unit can run for up to 32 hours using its battery. And last, although it works only indoors, the unit is portable. You can take it anywhere you go, plug it into any telephone line, and you’re good as home.

The help button which comes in the form of either a neck pendant or wristband works with the base unit. It has to be always carried around to make sure that wherever and whenever an emergency happens, you can call for help by pressing the button. Don’t worry about getting it wet. It is 100% waterproof and it has a 100% warranty. Its range is also superior compared to most help buttons. It works within a 1,000 ft. range from the base unit. But take note that it may vary according to the setup of your house or the materials used in it.

Price

Bay Alarm Medical offers their packages in 3 billing methods: semi-annually, quarterly, and monthly. The monthly average if you choose to pay semi-annually will be $21.95, so you can get the package for as low as that. If you choose to pay quarterly, it will cost you $24.94 a month in average. But basically, the monthly price is $27.95.

In-Home Cellular Medical Alert System

Not everyone has traditional landlines at home. In that case you can choose to avail the Cellular Medical Alert System. This system uses cellular network instead of landline, but offers similar service.

Features

This package is very similar to the In-Home Medical Alert System except for one thing, the base unit uses cellular network connection. You don’t need to have an existing AT&T cellular plan though, because the system itself comes with that. The base unit has the same speaker and microphone as the previous offer and the same battery life. So you might ask, which is better? As long as you have good AT&T service in your area, there won’t be any difference in the performance. But if the network signal is weak, you might want to consider getting a landline connection instead.

The help button is the same. Waterproof, covered by warranty, and has a range of 1000 ft from the base unit. You can also get an extra button for your spouse’s use.

Pricing

The package is more expensive than the previous one. If you pay every 6 months, it will cost you $29.95 a month. $34.95 a month if you pay quarterly. And $39.95 a month.

Installation

Help is just a press of a button away. Similarly, installing the system requires just plugging it into a power outlet and pressing the help button.

Mobile GPS Help Button

The 2 previous offers may be portable enough to be brought with you no matter where you stay at, but not portable enough to protect you when outdoors. Their final product, the GPS Monitoring System can protect you in and out of the house.

Features

The main part of the package is the mobile GPS device, but it comes with accessories like the charging hub, a USB charger, and a carrying case with belt clip. The mobile GPS device acts as a help button and a two-way speakerphone to speak with the monitoring center. It uses T-Mobile’s cellular network, so to use it, you have to be within the signal’s range. The device is not waterproof unlike the traditional help button, but it comes with a 1-year warranty. A single charge of the device can make it run for up to 72 hours. Its main feature is the GPS, where the monitoring center can track you and quickly respond to an emergency no matter where you are.

Pricing

It can also be paid in 3 billing methods: $29.95 for semi-annually, $34.95 quarterly, and $39.95 monthly. But you will have to pay a one-time device fee of $80.

Installation

Charge, and ready to use!