New England Emergency Response Systems has brought independence and peace of mind to families throughout the United States for twenty years. With NEERS main goal providing home safety and security, the company vows to keep you and your loved ones safe at the press of a button. With each personal emergency response system featuring state-of-the-art equipment, and with trained professionals, these systems allow you to live life to the fullest. Located in New Hampshire, and available for less than a dollar a day, you can prepare for any emergency with NEERS.
- No contract for three months
- Helpful resources
- Multiple product options
No Contract for Three Months
New England Emergency Response Systems is a local New England company that offers no contracts for their services, after a three-month trial period. This company is also connected with many senior organizations, proving that it is dedicated to helping the senior population in the area.
It also has a page dedicated to resources for seniors, including Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, Senior Services Membership Program, ServiceLink, Seniors Count, and more, which is helpful for those seniors who are looking for more services to help them live an independent life.
Multiple Product Options
Lastly, the company also has five different options for products, including a medication dispenser, lock box, a reminder service, and two types of alert systems, which makes it easy to chose what suits you and your lifestyle.
- No pricing information
- No policy information
No Pricing Information
Though NEERS seems like a good option, there are a few negative aspects of the company, one of the biggest being they don’t offer pricing information online. Without pricing information, it makes it difficult to determine whether this service is a good deal.
No Policy Information
They also don’t have a lot of information about whether they provide refunds, a 30-day guarantee, or what type of monitoring services they have. Though the company offers a lot of information about the company and the products, some of the most pertinent information is missing.
There are no contracts with New England Emergency Response. After the initial three month trial, you are able to pay month-to-month for however long you need the service. There are no other details about the contract other than that information.
Unfortunately, there’s no information about a refund policy on their website.
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Though there aren’t details about a warranty, the company does state that you have “free repair, service, maintenance and/or upgrades throughout the time you have the system.
Though there are no accreditations other than the award for Outstanding Customer Service from the Elder Independence of Maine, the company is members of the following organizations:
- Southern New Hampshire Eldercare Council
- Seniors Count Task Force
- Merrimack County Senior Collaborative
- Senior Community Resource Network
- Board/Community Council of Senior Citizens
- Strafford County Council on Aging
- York County Long Term Care Working Group
- Continuing Care Network
- Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley Network
- Senior Services Network
- South Shore Elder Services Network
The standard emergency response system consists of a lightweight, waterproof button that you wear on your wrist or around your neck and a base unit with battery back-up that connects to your phone line. In the event of an emergency a press of the button activates the base unit, which sends a signal to the monitoring center via your phone line.
Cell-based Personal Emergency Response System
The Cell-Based Personal Emergency Response System functions essentially the same as a standard PERS except that no landline is required at the home. It is a totally independent device and does not require an additional cell plan, nor interfere with your existing cell phone service. The system features a waterproof personal help button and the base unit with back-up battery. Status lights on the unit indicate if cell service is available to the system.
The medicine dispenser is a locking pillbox that can be programmed to dispense medication up to four times per day. At preset times, the medicine dispenser will beep to alert the patient that it is time to take their medication. The patient simply slides open the door to access their medication and silence the alarm. Should the patient fail to take their medication within 30 minutes, a signal will be sent to the monitoring center through the Personal Emergency Response System.
For people who do not require the total security of a personal emergency response system, but would like the reassurance of a daily check-in call we offer SafeChek. No special equipment is required other than your phone! This means total freedom; no wires, no help button and no speaker unit! A friendly operator will call you on a schedule that you determine to remind you of important things to do daily.
- Medication Reminders
- Medical Reminders
- Wellness Calls
SafeChek service is available for only $39 a month.
With the “Shurlok” lockboxes you can rest easy knowing that your home is secure while emergency personnel have a means to get inside. Lockboxes feature a high quality all metal construction making it the safest, most secure lockbox on the market.
Lockboxes are available for purchase for $49 or for lease at $5 monthly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a medical alert service work?
New England Emergency Response System is designed to get you help as soon as possible. Once you press your medical alert button, the button will send a radio signal to your base unit, which will trigger a call to the monitoring center. Within seconds, a professionally trained representative from the monitoring center will contact you over the base unit. The operator will have immediate access to any household information, so they can contact family members. If you are unable to speak, the monitoring center will dispatch local help automatically.
Where does AvantGuard offer services?
AvantGuard offers services throughout the United States.
Is there any staff that are medically trained with AvantGuard?
There are no staff that are medically trained.
Does the device include two-way communication?
Yes! Once you press your personal help button, you will be connected to a trained agent through the base unit, which you can hear and speak with throughout your home
Can two or more people be included at the same location?
There’s no information about this on the website.
Does the device need to be plugged into a phone jack?
It simply needs to be plugged into your phone line because their systems are compatible with traditional landline-base phone service, newer Digital/VoIP phone service, and cellular service.