Bay Alarm Medical Review

Bay Alarm Medical Alert Systems​

4.7/5

Bay Alarm Medical provides among the country’s best senior life-saving medical alert systems.

The mission of Bay Alarm Medical is to protect the things that are most important in life - health, family and independence.

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Bay Alarm Medical has been in the business for more than 73 years. The company has its headquarters in Concord, California. Bay Alarm offers innovative and high-quality medical alert solutions for individuals and families to help with healthy aging, independent living and peace of mind. The medical alert systems from Bay Alarm Medical ensures that the users are completely protected with their medical alert technology that is backed by their reliable, 24×7, US-based medical alert emergency call centers and offers help in over 170 languages.

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Medical Alerts

Bay Alarm Medical provides complete medical monitoring and alert system. The Bay Alarm Medical website is user-friendly, informative and very easy to navigate and they also have online chat support. Bay Alarm Medical offers 4 medical alert packages:

  • In the Home
  • On the Go
  • On the Road
  • Bundle and Save

Studies reveal that in the US, falls are one of the primary causes of fatal, as well as non-fatal injuries, to elderly people. Every 18 seconds, a senior adult suffers a fall and needs emergency room treatment and every 35 minutes, one senior adult succumbs to their injuries. Seniors living on their own are vulnerable to having a mishap, becoming incapacitated and not able to get timely help. This is a very common occurrence, which results in ending the ability of the elderly person to live independently.

And, this is where medical alert systems can be of great help. Medical alert systems are very simple and comprise of 2 components, i.e. the base station that plugs into a power outlet and regular phone and the 2nd component is the transmitter that is a button, which is worn as a wristband or a pendant around your neck.

Medical alert systems have proven to be of great help for people who are:

  • Living alone or those who are left alone for long periods
  • Over 75 years old
  • Having functional limitations
  • Using devices such as canes, walkers, wheelchairs or crutches for assisted mobility
  • Having deficits in hearing and/or vision
  • Having a history of falls
  • Living in a neighborhood that is not safe
  • Living in a home having hazards that cannot be corrected
  • Been hospitalized in the last 12 months
  • Physically frail
  • Having a cognitive deficit and
  • Having problems managing medication.

How Bay Alarm Medical Alert System Works

  • In case of an emergency, all you need to do is push the emergency medical alert help button and you can be assured that help is on the way.
  • A trained operator will speak to you and ensure that you are taken care of.
  • If required, the emergency response will contact your neighbors, family, friends or the local emergency services.

In-Home Medical Alert

This is Bay Alarm Medical’s most popular in-home medical alert system, which can be plugged into your traditional home landline. With just a press of a button, you can get help round-the-clock. The In-Home Medical Alert offers crystal clear 2-way communication and 32 hours of battery backup. The system is portable, which means that if you’re going on a vacation or traveling to another state in the US, you can simply carry your medical alert system with you and plug it into a landline wherever you go

If you don’t have a landline phone at home, there is no need to worry. The in-home medical alert system also works on AT&T 4G/LTE cellular connectivity provided by Bay Alarm Medical. There is no need to subscribe for an AT&T mobile connection, the AT&T cellular service comes along with the medical alert equipment.

The in-home medical alert system comes along with an emergency help button, which is lightweight, comfortable and 100% waterproof. The help button is available in the form of a wristband or a necklace. The emergency buttons have a coverage area of up to 1,000 feet and can cover most of the living areas, front yard and backyard in your home. The emergency button does not require recharging and will last for around 5 years and when the battery is low, the button automatically sends an alert to Bay Alarm Medical’s monitoring station and they will send you a replacement.

The in-home medical alert system can also be combined with the Automatic Fall Detection that calls for assistance in case you have a fall and are unable to call for help. Now, you can personalize and beautify your help button with the handcrafted Bella Charm collection, yet stay safe. And, if you don’t want to wear a help button, then you can opt for wall buttons which can be installed wherever you need them.

Features

  • Plugs into the landline or works on the AT&T 4G/LTE cellular network
  • 2-way communication
  • 32 hours battery backup
  • Portable
  • UL certified
  • Fall Detection (optional)
  • Help Button
  • 100% waterproof
  • Coverage: up to 1,000 sq. ft.
  • 5-year battery life
  • Automatic replacement

Pros

  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Prompt response.
  • Reliable medical alert system.

Cons

  • The reset button is quite small.
  • You need to pay for an additional spouse pendant.

On The Go Medical Alert

The mobile GPS help button provides round-the-clock on-the-go protection. The mobile GPS help button is compact and lightweight and offers multilingual support. In the event of an emergency, simply push the button and the emergency operators will connect with you via the speaker, track your location and provide assistance.

The mobile GPS help button is powered by 4G LTE and is also available with the Automatic Fall Detection feature. The Caregiver Tracking App allows you to check your loved one’s location in real time, access the user’s location history also receive an alert if the battery level of the device is low.

The mobile GPS help button is very versatile. Not only is it useful for seniors in the case of a medical emergency, but it can also be used by people of all ages to call for help. If your children take the bus or walk home from school alone, the mobile GPS help button can provide 24×7 help for your child during an emergency and help them to be safe and secure.

Features

  • 4G LTE powered
  • Automatic Fall Detection (optional)
  • Multilingual support
  • 2-way speaker
  • Battery Life: Up to 72 hours (on a single charge)
  • Mobile GPS monitoring and tracking
  • Includes charging pod and free carrying case with belt clip
  • 1-year warranty

Pros

  • Compact and lightweight device.
  • Long battery life.
  • Allows you to carry the device wherever you go.

Cons

  • Some users find the device large compared to other medical alert providers.
  • Does not have a caregiver tracking app.

In-Car Medical Alert

Splitsecnd is the world’s 1st in-car medical alert system from Bay Alarm medical. The device is a portable plug-in for vehicles that combines 2-way emergency alerts, GPS capabilities and crash detection in a single, compact device.

The Splitsecnd App allows you to track the location of the vehicle, detailed trip and route information and also save personal information of the driver such as medical history, blood type, medications you are taking, allergies, etc. so that the emergency responders know your details even before they arrive on the scene in the case of an emergency.

In the event of any emergency, if you need help, all you need to do is activate the instant response button of Splitsecnd. You will be connected to 24×7 live help, receive immediate help and your personal emergency contact will also be alerted, all in a single step. The medical alert system has been crash-test certified.

From the time that a crash occurs, you will receive all the assistance you require from Bay Alarm Medical’s CSAA 5 Diamond Certified and UL-certified monitoring center. Bay Alarm Medical’s 24×7 care representatives are highly trained and can help in any situation right from sending emergency services to your location to roadside assistance. Now, with Splitsecnd in-car medical alert system, you can be at complete peace of mind knowing that your loved one is safe and protected while driving.

Features

  • 2-way emergency communication
  • GPS capabilities
  • Crash test certified
  • Crash detection and response
  • 24/7 Emergency Response Center
  • Real-time vehicle monitoring
  • Trip history
  • Driver profiles
  • Web dashboard
  • Mobile app (iOS and Android)
  • Location-based boundary alerts
  • Inbuilt backup battery
  • Works in any vehicle

Pros

  • Plugs into your car’s 12-volt outlet.
  • Automatic crash detection.
  • The single device has GPS capabilities, 2-way emergency alert and crash detection all combined in one.

Cons

  • Audio is quite weak.
  • Pricey.

Bundle & Save Package

The Bay Alarm Medical protection suite offers 360-protection and complete peace of mind and safeguards you when you’re at home and away from it. The personal emergency alert system has an inbuilt ultra-sensitive microphone and high-output speaker which allows 2-way communication in the event of an emergency. All you need to do is push the button to speak to a 24×7 emergency operator, who will check your location and provide help. You can also use the system to answer a telephone call.

The Bay Alarm Medical protection suite comprises of the in-home medical alert system that will keep you safe when you are in your home and the compact, lightweight and easy to use 4G LTE Mobile GPS Help Button, keeps you safe whenever you leave your home. Additionally, the Caregiver Tracking App allows you to keep track of the whereabouts of your loved one.

Features

  • Crystal clear 2-way communication
  • Inbuilt ultra-sensitive microphone
  • High-output speaker
  • Nationwide coverage
  • Response time of under 12 seconds
  • Super-accurate location tracking
  • Wearable help button
  • Wall help buttons (optional)

Pros

  • Provides all-round protection, in-home, mobile and in-car.
  • Bundle discount makes the cost affordable.

Cons

  • Does not have a pill reminder option.

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Costs

The pricing for the various Bay Alarm Medical Alert System packages are as below:

In-Home Medical Alert System

Basic Protection

  • Cost: $19.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans)

Preferred Protection

  • Cost: $25.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • Wall button (4 pack)
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans)

Premium Protection

  • Cost: $39.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • Wall button (4 pack)
  • Auto Fall detection
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • Free lockbox
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans)
  • Starts at $19.95 per month

4G LTE GPS Help Button Package

Basic Protection

  • Cost: $39.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans)

Preferred Protection

  • Cost: $49.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • Auto Fall Detection (for GPS button)
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • Caregiver Tracking
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans)

Premium Protection

  • Cost: $59.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • Auto Fall Detection (for GPS button)
  • In-home medical alert
  • Caregiver Tracking
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans) 

The On-the-go package includes the lanyard, case and charger. The system is powered by the AT&T 4G LTE cellular network. The equipment is provided free of cost and must be returned when you cancel the service.

  • Starts at $39.95 per month

In-Car Medical Alert Package

In-Car

  • Cost: $29.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • Automatic crash detection
  • In-Car Caregiver App
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans)

In-Car + In-Home

  • Cost: $39.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • Bundle Savings: $14.95/ month
  • Automatic crash detection
  • In-Car Caregiver App
  • In-home medical alert
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans)

Full Coverage

  • Cost: $69.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • Bundle Savings: $24.90/ month
  • Automatic crash detection
  • In-Car Caregiver App
  • 4G LTE GPS Help Button
  • In-home medical alert
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans)

The in-car medical alert package includes automatic crash response, GPS tracking, geofencing, driving status updates, push button to call for help. Also, includes the vehicle location app.

  • Starts at $29.95  per month

Bundle & Save Package

In-Home + GPS     

  • Cost: $49.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • Bundle Savings: $9.95/ month
  • In-home medical alert
  • 4G LTE GPS Help Button
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans)

In-Home + Car

  • Cost: $39.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • Bundle Savings: $9.95/ month
  • In-car medical alert
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans)

Full Coverage

  • Cost: $69.95/ month (billed monthly)
  • Bundle Savings: $19.90/ month
  • In-home medical alert
  • In-car medical alert
  • 4G LTE GPS Help Button
  • 24×7 US-based monitoring
  • LockBox service
  • Free shipping (for semi-annual plans)

You can save up to $406 per annum on bundling.

  • Starts at $49.95 per day

All the Bay Alarm Medical packages offer a 30-day trial period and you can cancel the subscription at any time. All packages include the Vial of Life, which can speak for you if you’re unable to speak in case of an emergency. This lets you have all your medical information for the emergency personnel to refer to in the event of an emergency. Bay Alarm Medical offers discounts for members of AMAC, American Seniors Association, AARP, USAA and other senior organizations.

Summary

When you’re choosing the medical alert system for your loved one, there are a few things that you look for such as a portable emergency help button that is easy to use, reliable base station and a response center that is available round-the-clock with response agents who you can depend on to help you in an emergency. Bay Alarm Medical is an excellent choice that offers all this along with top-quality in-home and portable medical alert options at very affordable prices without the hidden charges or the need for a long-term commitment.

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