Medic Alert Button Scares Off Robber

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Medical alert button saves 65-year-old woman from home invasion

It happened Thursday morning around 9:00 at a home on Lassen Drive in Santa Barbara. An 89-year-old woman activated the Lifeline Medical Alert button she wears when a man forced his way into her home. The man ran off when he heard the sound from the alert button. The woman was not hurt. News Right NowNews More>> Updated: Saturday, October 12 2013 1:46 AM EDT2013-10-12 05:46:32 GMT SANTA YNEZSANTA MARIA ST. JOSEPH ARROYO GRANDE CABRILLONIPOMO PIONEER VALLEYSAN LUIS OBISPO IMMANUELMISSION PREP TEMPLETONLOMPOC ATASCADERORIGHETTI 7PM PASO ROBLES KINGSBURG DOS PUEBLOSSANTA BARBARA More >> Watch Friday Night Blitz for your high school football highlights and scores More >> Updated: Saturday, October 26 2013 1:50 AM EDT2013-10-26 05:50:32 GMT SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif.
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The light on front of the unit should be Solid green. BEFORE we test the system, let me show you what everything is – RED BUTTON signals an emergency call just like your button – GREEN BUTTON cancels a call — use in case of a false alarm or accidental push – YELLOW BUTTON is not active and used only in hospital settings – Microphone (under red button – STICKER WITH TEST PHONE NUMBER – STICKER WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT NUMBER Now, let’s test the HOME Medical Alert System: – Call 1-877-913-5699 to put your unit on LIVE TEST MODE. – They will ask for your PASSWORD — this is the same as your ACCOUNT NUMBER ON THE STICKER – After you hang up with the operator, press your pendant or wristband button once (not the button located on the base unit). – There will be a series of beeps, you may hear a dialing sound, and lastly the unit will go silent. It will take 60-90 seconds — don’t disconnect, hang up or press your button again. – An operator will come on and let you know that the signal was received.
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Medical Alert Devices That Can Help Keep Seniors Safe

Jackie tells us, “It was already paid. They said that many, many times by a friend or someone who is concerned about you and all they were calling about was to set up a delivery date.” Don’t buy it. We learned the feds are trying to track down the crooks who use a dozen different names like: Medical Emergency, Medical Alert Company, First Alert Company, Life Alert USA, Lifewatch, Senior Safety Alert, Senior Emergency Care, Senior Safe Alert, Emergency Medical Alert Systems, and Meical Alarms Hewitt. We’re told authorities believe they’re operating out of Asia, even Australia. We’re told those who are victimized wind up getting $35 a month withdrawn from their bank account or debited from their credit card.

Man steals 88-year-old’s medic alert button during home invasion

The operator will find out what’s wrong and will notify family members, a neighbor, friend or emergency services as needed. If you’re interested in this type of alert, there are literally dozens of services to choose from. One of the most widely used is the Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service , which costs $35 per month, plus an $82 start-up fee. Phillips also offers a new Auto Alert option (for $48 per month) that has fall detection sensors in the SOS button that can automatically summon help without your mom ever having to press a button. Some other major players in the industry that are a little less expensive (under $30 per month) include: LifeFone , LifeStation , Bay Alarm Medical , Alert1 , LifeGuardian and MedicalAlert . One other unique product worth consideration is the MediPendant which runs under $35 a month. This system allows your mom to speak and listen to the operator directly through the SOS pendant, versus the base station speaker phone, which often makes for easier communication.
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The incident happened Wednesday evening in the 800 block of South Hydraulic. A 57-year-old man said a man and a woman knocked on his door. He recognized the woman and let them in. The 57-year-old man said he was pushed onto a couch and tased. The couple demanded he sell them lortabs, a pain medication. The 57-year-old hit his medical alert button, which contacts 911. The suspects left his home without taking anything.
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Wichita man uses medical alert button to stop assault

As he grabbed cash, jewelry and her wallet, Jackson said she tried to inch her way to the phone and then had an idea to use her medical alert button. “I thought, ‘Why am I doing that when I have this right here?’ and I started to use it,” Jackson said. Then she said the man stole that from her as well. “He jerked it off, I reckon it’s not that hard to get off, but he jerked it,” Jackson said. Helpless, Jackson could only wait for him to leave. “I just sat in there on the floor close to the refrigerator until he left. Then I come in here and called 911,” she said.
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Steve Johnson, Chief Investigator with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. During the struggle, deputies say the victim actually managed to scare-off the would-be intruders. “According to the victim, once she hit that medical alert, the suspects saw that she actually activated it, and that’s when they stopped trying to get in and ran away,” said Cpt. Johnson. The woman also dialed 911, and St. Clair County deputies responded.
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