Medical Alert Systems with GPS: Everything You Need to Know

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We are lucky enough in the United States that emergency response is fairly fast. However, it is far from perfect. If you are living with a condition that requires prompt emergency services to save your life, then it is important to understand your alert system options. This is where medical alert systems with GPS come in. By design, medical alert …

3 Phone Safety Features You Should Know About

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In case of an emergency, your mobile phone is your most important and most advanced means of communication. Sadly, not everyone has optimized their phone to be the ideal emergency safety tool that it can be. Today, there are a few emergency safety features already built into most cell phones. Familiarize yourself with them, as they could be life-saving. 1. …

What is a TTY Phone?

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Despite the emergence of instant messaging and text-based delivery apps, much of our daily lives are still dependent on phone calls. For the deaf community, this poses an obvious problem: voice-based communication systems are not an option for everybody. Fortunately, communication problems can usually be fixed with a little bit of technology. That said, teletypewriters or TTY phones, allow text-based …

New Apple iPhone Update Causes Mass 9-1-1 Hangups

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In the mobile world, technology advancements are happening left and right. This is especially true when it comes to personal safety. On Apple devices, just the swipe of the Emergency SOS function can easily call emergency services. But, at what point does it become too easy? In some cases, it’s so easy that even your pocket can contact emergency dispatch …

Helpful Technologies for the Deaf Community

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New technologies for the deaf have been developed over the past few years, making safety easier for the hearing impaired. Most of the population may rely on sound to communicate danger, but new technology adapted for the deaf community can provide additional or supplemental cues that can help anyone get to safety or recruit help when needed most. Technologies for …

What is a Medical Alert Necklace?

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After an ambulance arrives on the scene of an emergency, EMTs often have very few minutes to assess a patient, determine what happened, and enact the most appropriate life-saving intervention. If only each patient were carrying a sign with a summary of their entire medical history! This, however, would be remarkably impractical. So, a neatly designed medical alert necklace or …

Medical Alert Bracelets Can Be Stylish

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For people who have chronic health conditions (as well as many others), wearing a medical alert bracelet daily is a significant part of their every day safety. But, for the most part, they consist of clunky steel tags or cheap-looking plastic bracelets.  Whether you have a special event where a tacky metal bracelet just won’t suffice or you just want …

Hearing Impaired? Smoke Detectors May Not be Enough!

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Smoke detectors are becoming a standard and mandatory fixture in all new houses and apartments. While standard smoke alarms serve a majority of the population, they do not necessarily work for everyone. Nearly 36 million Americans are hearing impaired, a number that is growing as the general population ages, leaving a large percentage of people more vulnerable to housefires. The …

A Review of The Smart911 App

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Contacting dispatch is a stressful and necessary first step in the event of an emergency. Smart911 can help in this situation because it collects the information dispatch operators need to know about a caller before sending aid.  At the end of the day, absolute safety for you, your family and property is the end goal. We dive into what you …

Choosing the Right Medical Alert System: A Guide for Smart Shoppers

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When medical alert systems first appeared on the market, the premise was simple: get the right type of help, get it quickly, and get it without hassle. However, the logistics involved in “prompt help” are not always straightforward. From panic buttons to automated alarms and voice verification, medical alert system platforms can offer vastly different experiences to their users. What …