Medical Alert Systems for Seniors With Fall Detection

Get the most out of Lifeline by adding AutoAlert

AutoAlert Fall Detection Technology

The new standard in personal emergency response services

The idea that you can push a button and get fast access to help in an emergency gives you the confidence to maintain your independence – and live life to the fullest. But what if you fall or have a medical emergency and can’t push the button?

The solution is AutoAlert advanced fall detection technology. After working extensively with the elderly, we developed AutoAlert – a feature that is designed to automatically1 call for help if it detects a fall. So even if you become disoriented and can’t push the button yourself, you can still access help – any time of day or night.

The AutoAlert pendant is sleek, compact, waterproof and easy to use. More importantly, it is the most effective and accurate device of its kind.

Continue to live your life your way

Lifeline with AutoAlert does more than bring you greater peace of mind. It helps you maintain the lifestyle you love – and say “no” to nursing homes.

  • You feel more comfortable, more confident, and more secure staying in your own home.
  • Your loved ones worry less about you, because they know you have access to help when they are not around.
  • You diminish the potential for lengthy hospital stays, expensive rehabilitation, and long-term care due to serious complications resulting from delayed access to help.

What is AutoAlert fall detection?

AutoAlert Fall Detection Technology uses a sophisticated algorithm that is designed to discriminate between real falls and everyday activities such as sitting down in a chair or getting up from a bed. Multiple sensors in the AutoAlert pendant monitor the subscriber’s movements in real time, measuring changes in height, orientation and speed of movement.

When a fall is detected, AutoAlert’s Intelligent Alarm technology waits 30 seconds for the subscriber to recover. If the faller has not risen or pushed their help button within 30 seconds, AutoAlert transmits a signal to the subscriber’s Lifeline Communicator, establishing a 2-way voice link with a Lifeline Response Associate who takes the necessary action.

Lifeline AutoAlert is the #1 Choice of Seniors

Lifeline AutoAlert is the #1 Choice of Seniors

AutoAlert is the most widely adopted and proven fall detection technology on the market today. Only Philips Lifeline offers AutoAlert.

How does AutoAlert work?

Lifeline with AutoAlert works with multiple sensors embedded in a powerful microprocessor that is always on and always ready. When a person goes about their daily routine, whether it’s sitting, going up and down the stairs or lying down, AutoAlert is registering their activity and movement. Lifeline with AutoAlert uses patented technology that constantly measures changes in height orientation to a horizontal position and velocity.

When a fall occurs, AutoAlert recognizes the difference between every day movements and a fall.

AutoAlert  gives  you 30 seconds to cancel an alarm, or you can cancel by starting to stand back up.

If the alarm is not cancelled in 30 seconds, you’ll be connected to Lifeline’s Response Center.

You will hear a reassuring voice and know help is on the way.

Over 30% of seniors who fall can’t or don’t push the button, that’s 3 out of every 10 falls – far too many.

Having a fall detection pendant may help save a life.

AutoAlert is not just for the frail elderly

Falls can happen to people of all ages with chronic conditions. Common chronic conditions in older adults increase the risk of falls:

  • Heart disease, stroke, Parkinson’s and low blood pressure can cause dizziness, balance problems and fatigue.

  • Arthritis results in loss of flexibility and increased difficulty maintaining balance.

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure result in breathing difficulties, weakness and fatigue, even with only slight exertion.

  • Diabetes can cause a loss of sensation in the feet, leading to a reduced “sense of place.”

  • Vision problems, such as glaucoma and cataracts, decrease visual function.

  • Medications can also be a risk factor, particularly sleeping medications, anti-depressants or anti-anxiety drugs, and heart medications.

“The wireless service is perfect for someone like me who has a chronic illness. It lets me stay independent safely and it’s so wonderful not to have to worry about how I would get help if I have another unnoticed seizure.”

Nigel F., Subscriber

Nigel F.

“To the amazing Lifeline team, Thank you so very much for your kind attention to my dad, Jean Paul Hebert. We have had your service for many years now, since mom became ill. We thank you most sincerely.”

Denise, Caregiver


“Words can barely express how much peace of mind this service has brought to me and my family since getting it. It has allowed me to live alone, in my own home, ever since my husband’s death years ago. A wonderful service.”

Thelma, Subscriber


Choose the right solution for you

AutoAlert fall detection technology is available as an option for the HomeSafe system and is standard on the GoSafe system.