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LifeStation logo

LifeStation Pendant

Medical Guardian Logo

Medical Guardian Classic Guardian

Philips Lifeline Logo

Philips Lifeline Pendant

Price
LifeStation
Medical Guardian
Philips Lifeline
Cost for EquipmentFree. Simple 5-minute self installationFree equipment and no set-up or activation or charges. Shipping is $9.50 but waived with annual payment plans. Free shipping is also available with 90-day service commitments, when ordered by phone.

One time $50 activation fee PLUS:
$19.99 for shipping and self-installation or
$99.00 for shipping and professional installation

Cost Per Month$27.95/month after the ALERT911 discount$29.95/month (plus sales tax in some states)$29.95/Month and up
Advance Payment Discounts$23.95/month if paid annually after the ALERT911 discount
$25.95/month if paid quarterly after the ALERT911 discount
$89.85/Quarterly (No Discount)
$179.70/Semi-Annually (No Discount)
$329.45/Annually (One Month Free)
No, none at this time
Monitoring Agreement TermMonth-to-month. Can cancel anytime with 30 day advance notice.3-Month initial commitment (includes a 10-day grace period to cancel and receive a refund). You will also receive a refund for any pre-paid monthly services after the initial 3-month commitment.Can cancel anytime
Repairs or Replacement ChargesNone, replacements shipped. Optional $5.00/month for the Assurance Plan which covers damaged or lost equipment.  Without the plan, it's about $30 for a new button and about $300 for a new base station.None, replacements shipped free for defective equipment and battery replacements. Optional $5.00/month Protection Plan for damaged or lost equipment that could cost up to $350.00 to replace without it.None, unless you lose it, then replacement costs can range from $50-$80 depending on which system you choose - plus shipping.
Cancellation Policy & Discounts
LifeStation
Medical Guardian
Philips Lifeline
Cancel at Any TimeYes and you will receive a pro-rated refund of pre-paid services.YesYes. Shipping and previously paid months not refunded. They do provide a prepaid shipping label to return equipment.
Senior DiscountAARP discount of $2.00/month & veterans receive the the discounted annual rate even when paying monthly. Can only use one discount at a time.AARP discount is 10% off an annual plan.No
Other DiscountsEnter Online or Mention Product Code:
ALERT911
to Save $2.00/Month.
Veteran discount is 10% off an annual plan. Can only use one discount at a time. Other limited time offers may be available.Yes, 30% military discount
Equipment
LifeStation
Medical Guardian
Philips Lifeline
Approximate Button Range in Typical HomeUp to a 500 ft. radiusThe Classic Guardian has a 1300' range.Depends on home - 400-800 ft. range. Was told by sales rep that a 2000 Sq. ft. colonial home needs 2 units, at an additional cost.
Watch/Button Battery LifeLithium battery will last up to 4 years with normal operation. Sends signal when low.Battery will last approximately 3-5 years. Has low battery indicator.18 month battery
What Happens if I Lose PowerSystem has up to 32 hours of battery backupApproximately 32 hours of battery backup30 hours of battery backup
Is the Watch/Button WaterproofYesYesYes
How Can The Button Be WornNeck or wrist. Choose when ordering.Neck and wrist options. Can choose both when ordering but a 2nd button will cost $2.00/month.Pendant or wrist. Choose when ordering
UL Certified EquipmentYesYesNo, but Listed by ETL (an OSHA Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory) to UL Standard 1637– Home Healthcare Signaling Equipment and FDA registered.
Does The System Automatically Test Itself To The Monitoring CenterWeeklyMonthlyWeekly
24 Hour Technical & Customer SupportYes24-hour emergency support is available. Customer Support is available 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST on weekdays and 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST on weekends. No. Customer service available 6 days a week, 8-10 M-F and and 6 hours on Sat
Monitoring Station
LifeStation
Medical Guardian
Philips Lifeline
CSAA Five Diamond Certified Monitoring CenterYes. LifeStation operates their own CSAA Five Diamond UL-Listed monitoring center.Yes, but not company owned.No,but their dispatchers are EMD certified
Typical Response Time When Button PressedApproximately 20 seconds.Approximately 30-45 secondsApproximately 20 seconds
Other Options & Information
LifeStation
Medical Guardian
Philips Lifeline
How Fast Does System ShipOrders Received by 3:00PM EST are Shipped FREE the Same Day

Call Toll Free Anytime with Questions:
1-877-354-3041
Ships same day if received and processed by 3:00 PM ESTEquipment shipped same day
Do You Need Separate Systems For Mom & DadNo. $3.99/month Additional ButtonNo, but an additional button is $2.00/month.No. $10.00/month (or more) for additional button
Optional Advanced Features
LifeStation
Medical Guardian
Philips Lifeline
Activity or Inactivity MonitoringYes - Additional $5.99 per monthNoNo
Senior Fall DetectionYes - Additional $7.00 per month with any system.

Call 1-877-354-3041 for more information or to order.
Yes. Home Guardian and Premium Guardian (optional).Yes with the HomeSafe with AutoAlert system $44.95 and up
Cellular or No Phone LineYes - Additional $7.00 per month. Call 1-877-354-3041 for more information or to order.Yes. Home Guardian, Mobile Guardian and Premium GuardianYes with HomeSafe Wireless (add $12/month) and GoSafe (add $10/month)
Non-GPS Mobile Alert System For Protection On The GoYes - Mobile Emergency Button (911 phone) that you can take anywhere. Like a cell phone with just one button. Additional $9.95/month on top of your base system.Yes. Alert 911 Assist option (911 phone) that can be added to the Classic Guardian or Home Guardian systems for $10.00/month.No
Smoke or Carbon Monoxide ProtectionNoNoNo
GPS Medical Alert Tracking SystemYes - LifeStation's Enhanced Mobile with GPS - $44.95/per month.Yes. Mobile Guardian and Premium GuardianYes - GoSafe $54.95/month and up + $149 for Button
Special Offers
LifeStation
Medical Guardian
Philips Lifeline
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LifeStation 1-877-354-3041
1-877-354-3041

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Medical Guardian 1-800-988-8105
1-800-988-8105
None at this time
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*LifeStation logo is a registered trademark of LifeStation, Inc., Medical Guardian logo is a registered trademark of Medical Guardian, LLC, Philips Lifeline logo is a registered trademark of Philips N.V.