Philips Lifeline, HomeSafe: Review

Philips Lifeline, HomeSafe: Review

The Basics

Product name: HomeSafe 

Manufacturer / Distributor: Philips Lifeline

Compilation: Sept. 2015. Updated Q4 2018.

This page contains our Philips Lifeline | HomeSafe review.



Analyst Summary: Philips Lifeline HomeSafe

Conventional, "old fashioned" PERS that works at home only. Philips Lifeline is a leader in the medical alert system space, with a large number of users.

The "Homesafe" comes in two versions: the HomeSafe Standard, and the HomeSafe with Autoalert.

The difference between these two versions is the pendant. The HomeSafe with AutoAlert incorporates a fall detection algorithm, and so can alert the monitoring station if you have a fall, even if you are not able to press the alert "button".

The HomeSafe Standard does noit have this capability.



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Product Line & Company: Philips Lifeline

Philips is a very large and highly regarded company with products ranging from consumer products to medical devices. Lifeline was acquired by Philips in 2006, and Lifeline was one of the pioneers of the medical alert business in the USA.

You can see more about the history of Lifeline on the Philips Lifeline website here. The website says that Philips Lifeline "has served over 7.5 million people" and claim "650,000 subscribers". They emphasize the quality of their call center and level of training of their responders.

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