Medical Guardian, Home and Classic: Review

Medical Guardian Home Review, Classic Review

The Basics

Product name: Classic Guardian, Home Guardian 

Manufacturer / Distributor: Medical Guardian

Compilation: Sept. 2015


This page contains our Medical Guardian | Classic Guardian, Home Guardian review.



Analyst Summary: Medical Guardian | Classic Guardian, Home Guardian

These two products are conceptually fairly similar but one (Classic) uses a conventional phone line connection from the base station to the monitoring center, and the other (Home) uses a cellular connection (for people without landlines). Fall auto-detection available as option for the "Home Guardian" but not the "Classic Guardian".

The "Home Guardian" is a rebranded version of the MobileHelp Classic. The Classic Guardian is almost certainly a rebranded version of a different product too, but we have not yet tracked down its provenance.



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Product Line & Company: Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian sells an example of each of the major types of medical alert systems — except for an App for your smartphone.

The company is frequently near the top of various online review sites.

The Medical Guardian products, see below, are frequently in the "short list" of "best products in the various categories of medical alerts we have evaluated.

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About this Research

This product review is part of an extensive series of medical alert system reviews of over 50 products, including hands-on evaluation and real-world testing of the most promising ones, in real-world situations.

These reviews and analyses are part of our Research Project designed to help older adults and their families Choose the Right Medical Alert System for YOU — the result of which is our Medical Alert Systems: Selection Guide.

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