NextAlert One button Emergency 911: Review
Product name: NextAlert
Manufacturer / Distributor: Kingsley Security
Compilation: Q4 2015
This page contains our Kingsley Security NextAlert review.
Analyst Summary: Kingsley Security NextAlert
This is a simple, "go anywhere" alert pendant that does NOT have a monitoring service attached to it, but instead simply calls 911 directly when you press the emergency button.
We believe the actual piece of hardware is the eResponder, sold originally by Freeus. We bought and tested this hardware (when it was called the Kelsi by Alert1). See our Kelsi analysis here.
The big difference between this and the Kelsi, is that while the Kelsi calls a monitoring center when you press the alert button, this system dials 911 directly.
The good thing about this is that this means there is no monthly fee attached to this product, whereas the Kelsi does have a monthly fee. On the other hand there is an argument that says you are somewhat "safer" if the call goes to a well staffed professional monitoring center rather than just to 911.
This system does not include GPS.
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