First Response Announces Key Technology Advancements for Emergency Alert Necklace to Further Assist Independent Seniors at-Risk and for Falling


Brewster, NY -- (SBWire) -- 06/17/2014 --As senior citizens and elderly adults seek to maintain their independence, mobility, and safety as they age, technologies have advanced that allow local 911 emergency responders to be alerted and dispatched to the individual’s location when an unexpected medical accident, fall or emergency event occurs. First Response System, a leading national provider of personal emergency response systems (PERS) for independent seniors and health care providers, is pleased to announce the introduction and immediate roll-out of a selection of a new generation emergency alert necklace to further enhance their medical alert system products catalog nationwide.

The Center of Disease Control (CDC) in Washington, DC has found that falls are the leading injury and cause of injury deaths among elderly adults, increasing the importance and need for these at-risk individuals to adopt a personal medical alert system for the home or when traveling. A key component of these systems is the panic help button which can be worn comfortably as an adjustable necklace or bracelet. When the button is pressed, an alert signal via the type of medical alert system being used, is transmitted either through a land line, cell phone tower or satellite to the First Response national emergency monitoring center where live, industry-certified operators dispatch local EMS responders right to the user’s emergency location.

Greg Ribaudo, General Manager of First Response System, states “We are thrilled to offer our existing clients and to potential new customers with the latest generation technologies in emergency alert necklaces for our landline, cellular and GPS medical alarm systems. These new product arrivals represent a significant advancement in performance, reliability and selection for consumers we have never previously made available in our industry.”

As a result of these technological advancements, the First Response emergency alert necklace now features extended signal range coverage, longer battery life, a waterproof seal, and a more durable casing coupled with a recessed help button. These features make it easier to “touch and press,” while further minimizing potential false alarms by the elderly user. Additionally, for independent seniors seeking more portability and mobility for travel, a new model/version of the emergency alert necklace is now fully integrated with state-of-the-art GPS tracking technologies and fall detection monitoring. Weekly “silent” testing by First Response of the first alert system makes each device maintenance-free and fully warranted.

To maintain the independence, mobility and safety of a senior adult or loved one, please contact the company to learn more on how their personal medical alert systems can save the life of a family member. First Response System is a national provider of affordable medical alert systems and emergency monitoring services, durable medical equipment and independent living products, and fall prevention education programs.

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