Are you curious how home personal emergency response systems stack up?
About 3 years ago when a good friend was researching a PERS system for her grandmother, we decided to help out. After a recent inquiry on our website, we decided it was time to review this data and give this page an update.
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Alert System Company
||Year Established as Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)*||Headquarter Location||Monthly Fee||Installation/Setup Fees/Special Fees||Contract||30-Day Trial||Spousal or 2nd Resident Coverage Included|
|AlarmCare||2008||Toronto, ON||$28||No (if AlarmCare Installers are in your city - otherwise cost is $69.00)||No||No|
|AlertOne||1988||Pennsylvania||$29.95 ($27.95/mo if billed quarterly and $25.95/mo if billed annually)||No.||No||Yes||Yes|
|ATS (Assistive Technology Services)||2009||Tennessee||None||$279.95 (One time fee for 2-way conversational wireless pendants)||No||Yes||No|
|LifeAlert||1987||California||$49/mo(per customer testimony: reference)||Yes ($95)(not listed on site: reference)||Yes (3 Year)||No|
|LifeCall (aka Connect America)||1977||Pennsylvania||$29.95||No (Equipment charge is $359.40 if not returned when service cancelled)||3-Months||No|
|LifeLine||2004||Netherlands||$41/mo (not listed on site: reference)||$72.95 (not listed on site: reference)||3-Months (not listed on site: reference)||No|
|LifeLink||2003||Pennsylvania||None||$289 One Time Fee ($249 sale price)||No||No|
|LifeStation||2004||New York||$29.95/mo. ($27.95/mo if billed quarterly and $25.95/mo if billed annually)||No||No||Yes||$3.99/mo for additional user|
|Walgreens Ready Response (by AMAC)||1981||New York (HQ of AMAC)||$28.95/mo *Sale* (normally $34.95/mo)||No||No||No|