Recommended Providers: Automatic Fall Detection Systems

Automatic fall detection is technology that detects when a fall occurs and is included in an in-home medical alert system or a mobile GPS alert system. Our team has researched the best automatic fall detection systems for 2017. See the latest reviews, unique features, comparisons, costs and more.
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    ☆ 2017 InHomeSafetyGuide Editor’s Choice ☆
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  • Pros

  • Medical Guardian has CSAA Five Diamond Certified service centers that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Fall detection options for in-home system and GPS device
  • No equipment fees or activation fees
  • Cons

  • Annual plans are moderately competitive at over $50 a month

  • Bay Alarm Medical has CSAA Five Diamond Certified service centers that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Fall alert pendant is completely waterproof and has a 2-year battery life
  • 800 ft range between fall detection button and in-home unit
  • Free spousal coverage is available
  • Cons

  • Fall alert detection device is not GPS-enabled

  • EMT-certified agents and award winning service
  • Fall detection options for in-home system and GPS-enabled device (take it anywhere)
  • No equipment costs, no setup fees, and no activation fees
  • Free shipping, one month free, and a free lockbox when you choose the annual plan
  • Cons

  • No monthly plan option

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  • No activation fees, no equipment fees, 30-day money back guarantee
  • Fall detection can be added to any plan
  • Fall detection is worn as a separate, lightweight pendant; range of up to 350 ft. from mobile unit and 600 ft. from base unit
  • Emergency pendant is waterproof and no charging needed
  • Cons

  • Spouses are free, but couples with GPS fall detection service will have to share the GPS mobile unit

  • All-in-one unit offers fall detection in a single GPS-enabled device
  • Bluetooth capabilities
  • Lively device can be submerged in water up to 3 feet deep for 30 minutes
  • 35 percent smaller than the GreatCall Splash
  • Cons

  • One-time equipment fee and activation fees may apply

  • Philips Lifeline waterproof pendant can predict over 95% of falls
  • 800 ft range from the pendant to the base unit
  • 30 hours of backup battery life
  • Apps and medication dispensing units are available
  • Cons

  • Activation fees and additional monthly charges can greatly increase the monthly price

Automatic Fall Detection: Editor’s Choice