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Medical Guardian and Bay Alarm Medical offer medical alert pendants that allow family members and emergency response teams to be contacted in the event of a fall or other health issue. Each system is technologically advanced and offers quick response times.

Overview: Medical Guardian vs Bay Alarm Medical

Medical Guardian and Bay Alarm Medical offer the same basic services. The multiple packages each company offers range in price, but are affordable for what is offered in each one. Unlike Bay Alarm's service restrictions for their home security line, their medical alert service is nationwide.

  • Bay Alarm Medical does not offer refunds on semi-annual, prepaid subscriptions
  • Both Medical Guardian and Bay Alarm Medical offer nationwide service
  • Medical Guardian offers pendants, bracelets, and clip-on devices
  • Both devices offer GPS mobility for when you're away from home
  • Each company offers multiple package options

Similarities: Bay Alarm Medical vs Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian and Bay Alarm Medical provide effective coverage in terms of being able to identify emergency response teams and family members. Systems are easy to set up and have affordable payment plans.

  • Both medical alert systems offer simple self-installation and set up
  • Both systems offer at home and mobile features
  • No contracts are required for either system
  • Supports over 150 languages (Medical Guardian – 200, Bay Alarm Medical – 170)
  • Fall detection offered in some “at home” packages

Differences: Bay Alarm Medical vs Medical Guardian

The differences between Medical Guardian and Bay Alarm Medical range from types of equipment to specific features, including fall detection and devices being waterproof. There are also differences in terms of trial periods and guarantees.

  • Medical Guardian requires a 90-service agreement
  • Bay Alarm Medical offers a 14-day trial period
  • Medical Guardian offers a 30-day money back guarantee
  • Bay Alarm Medical does not offer fall protection with their mobile service
  • Bay Alarm Medical offers discounts for members of AARP, USAA, and AAA

Features

Medical Guardian offers nationwide medical monitoring services for both at home and away. Their emergency connectivity allows them to dispatch emergency personnel and friends/family members and provide an almost immediate response. A few of their packages include a lockbox and medical history card.

Bay Alarm Medical offers medical alerts pendants that provide service for both at home and away protection. Fall protection is available for at home service, but not their mobile option. Monitoring centers can accommodate over 170 languages. GPS mobile packages require T-Mobile or AT&T service.

Contracts

Medical Guardian does not require a long-term contract. It does require, however, a 90-service agreement. Equipment has a lifetime warranty.

Bay Alarm Medical does not require a contract or service agreement. They do not provide refunds for prepaid services. There is a lifetime warranty on all equipment.

Pricing

Medical Guardian offers the Classic Guardian package for $29.95 a month, the Home Guardian for $34.95 a month, and the Active Guardian for $49.95. They also offer the Mobile Guardian for $34.95 and a Family Plan for $79.95 per month. There are no equipment or shipping fees. Fall detection is available as part of certain plans.

Bay Alarm Medical offers the In-Home Medical Alert at $19.95/per month, $59.85/quarterly, and $119.70/semi-annually. Their Mobile GPS Help Button costs $29.95/per month, $89.95/quarterly, and $179.70/semi-annually. They do not charge for their equipment. They do offer an extended service plan in case devices are damaged. This is a one-time charge of $49.95. Fall detection is an additional $10 per month.

Equipment

The equipment offered by Medical Guardian includes the base unit, pendants, clip-on, and bracelet options. Mobile devices are equipped with GPS and have an unlimited range, while the home base unit has a range of up to 1300 feet.

Bay Alarm Medical offers a base unit and medical alert pendant. They also offer a mobile help button. The medical alert pendant is waterproof and can be used in the shower. It has a range of up to 1000 feet.

Installation

Both Medical Guardian and Bay Alarm Medical are self-installed and can be set up in a matter of minutes.

Emergency Connections

Medical Guardian requires a landline for the base and cellular service for the pendants and other devices. The monitoring center has the capability of contacting emergency response teams in your area, as well as providing phone calls or texts to individuals on the individual's contact list.

Bay Alarm Medical requires a landline for the base but uses AT&T or T-Mobile cellular service. You must be in an area with AT&T or T-Mobile coverage for the equipment to work. The monitoring center can immediately notify emergency responders near your location. They will also contact individuals on the subscriber's contact list, either by phone or by text.

Summary: Medical Guardian vs Bay Alarm Medical

If you want to have a choice in terms of the type of devices you use, Medical Guardian offers pendants, bracelets, and belt clip-on devices. They also have affordable package options that are designed to service most everyone's needs.

Bay Alarm Medical is an ideal system if you want a simple medical alert system. The pendant is waterproof and capable of providing protection for both at home and away.

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