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GoSafe: Best Mobile Medical Alert System with Fall Detection

Mobile Personal Emergency Response System for Seniors

The GoSafe medical alert system combines Philips AutoAlert Fall Detection technology and GPS, WiFi and other locating technologies to provide you with the confidence you need to live an independent life on your own terms. No matter where you are you will still have access to 24/7 help should you experience a fall or need medical assistance.5 Living a life of independence shouldn’t be restricted to the home environment, you should feel comfortable going for a walk or even taking a vacation.

The easy-to-use GoSafe system will allow you to continue to live life to the fullest. It provides Two-Way Voice Communication directly from the pendant, AutoAlert fall detection that will call for help from anywhere when you can’t, the ability to call multiple contacts, and around the clock access to Lifeline’s response centre associates.

Once a fall is detected, or you have pressed your Mobile Help Button, a trained Lifeline Response Associate will quickly assess your profile and your situation. Based on your needs at that moment, the Associate will call either a neighbour, family member or emergency service. So, whether you are in the comfort of your own home, picking up the mail, or enjoying dinner out with friends, you will always feel safe and secure.

GoSafe is recommended for people who:

  • Frequently socialize outside of home
  • Don’t let frailties limit what they do
  • Are still active but may be becoming more frail / at risk for falls
  • Go out 3-4 times a week alone (i.e. volunteering, visiting friends, running errands, exercising)
  • Worry about their ability to access help outside their home

System & Hardware

Philips Lifeline offers dependable, convenient, and purpose-built technology, assembled and tested by Lifeline. What does that mean to you? Just like how in the event of an emergency, you can get help quickly, we’re also available to monitor our equipment. It’s self-checking and notifies the Response Centre if it detects a power failure or low battery.

Personal alert button

Wear the GoSafe Help Button around your neck as an adjustable pendant both inside and outside the home for access to help when you need it!

The GoSafe Help Button is designed to automatically place a call for help if a fall is detected and you are unable to push your Help Button.2 AutoAlert is the most widely adopted fall detection technology in the Canadian medical alert market today. It detects greater than 95% of falls.6

You may wear it in the shower where falls often occur.

Long Battery Life
A rechargeable battery in the button that lasts up to seven days between charges. A unique, senior-friendly charging cradle allows GoSafe to be worn even while charging.

The Button can be put in airplane mode for when you travel by plane.

In-home communicator

When you press your Help Button in range of a Communicator, the Communicator dials our Response Centre.

Worry-free battery
Up to 30 hours of battery backup gives you access to help even during power outages.

Automatic self-testing
The Communicator conducts regular status checks to confirm proper operation. Have confidence knowing your system can alert Lifeline in the event system maintenance is required.

No phone line needed
Don’t have a home phone? We also have a cellular option that does not require any special equipment.3

High-fidelity speakers and microphone
The Communicator amplifies sound so you can hear and be heard throughout your home.

More than a GPS

Superior Automatic Fall Detection

AutoAlert fall detection technology can automatically call for help if it detects a fall—even if you can’t push the button.

6 Location Technologies

The only mobile system with six advanced location technologies designed to accurately identify your location for responders.

Two-way Voice Communication

Speak directly with a Lifeline Response Associate through your GoSafe help button to have fast access to help on the go.

Uninterrupted Support

Since you can wear your Lifeline Personal Help Button at all times, unlike a cell phone, it should always be easily within reach.

You Are in Charge

Choose whether our Response Centre dispatchs a family member, close friend or emergency services when help is needed.

24/7 Response Centres

Our Canadian-based Response Centres are available 24/7, and staffed with professionally trained and caring Associates.

How GoSafe Works

1. Summon help

Press your Mobile Help Button at any time. If you fall and can’t push your button – the AutoAlert feature can automatically call for help if it detects a fall—at home or on the go.

2. Hear a reassuring voice

A caring Philips Lifeline response associate will quickly access your personal profile and assess the situation.

3. Get located

Lifeline pinpoints your location through the communicator or your mobile pendant. GoSafe uses up to six advanced technologies to determine where you are.

4. Know help is on the way

Our response associate contacts a neighbour, loved one, or emergency services – based on your preferences – and will follow up to make sure help has arrived.

Other Lifeline Products

medical alert system with pendant


Our standard medical alert system helps you maintain your independence in and around the home.

homesafe with autoalert system

HomeSafe with AutoAlert

Our proven automatic fall detection technology is designed to automatically detect true falls.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the charge last on my GoSafe Mobile Medical Alert button?

Battery life varies based on activity level, time spent away from your Home Communicator, and actual emergency use. In general, you should charge your GoSafe Mobile button at least once a week. It may be helpful to pick a specific day and time to complete the charging, e.g. Sundays at 4 pm.

Your GoSafe Mobile Button will chime once and the light will flash orange whenever it needs to be charged. Typically it will take less than 45 minutes to charge. It is fully charged when it chimes and the light turns to a steady green.

Your GoSafe button must be recharged using the charger provided. Refer to the Instructions for Use for more information.

How often should I recharge his or her GoSafe pendant?

Depending on usage, a subscriber may only have to recharge his or her GoSafe pendant once a week, but the subscriber should charge it whenever the system so indicates.

Is there a wrist version of GoSafe?

No, not at this time.

Will GoSafe work if the power should go out inside the home?

The Communicator is designed to provide up to 30 hours of battery backup charge when power in the home is lost. If the backup battery charge on the Communicator depletes, the Gosafe pendant is designed to “see” that the home communicator is no longer available and switch to mobile (cellular) mode. For landline communicators, this assumes the phone line is active despite loss of AC power. For wireless communicators, this assumes that the cellular network is still operating during the power failure.

Can I bring my GoSafe button with me to travel outside Canada?

GoSafe subscribers are not monitored outside Canada. Please refer to your subscriber agreement for more information.

GoSafe Mobile Medical Alert System Reviews

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[1] Coverage outside the home provided with sufficient access to/coverage by the applicable third party wireless network. For further details please consult your subscriber agreement.
[2] AutoAlert does not detect 100% of falls. If able, you should always press the button that you wear.
[3] Lifeline may not always be able to determine your location.
[4] In rare situations, we cannot guarantee a personal visit in remote/rural service areas.
[5] Certain limitations subject to third party cellular provider availability and coverage. Signal range may vary.
[6] Figure is based on the number of undetected falls that have been reported to Philips Lifeline by U.S. AutoAlert subscribers for the period from January 2012 through July 2012. Undetectable falls can include a gradual slide from a seated position, such as from a wheelchair, which may not register as a fall.
[7] Philips Lifeline wireless communicators connect to the Philips Lifeline Response Centre using the third party cellular provider. No additional wireless equipment is needed. A customer phone number is required to enroll in the service.
[8] For use in Canada only. Please call our Response Centre in advance of your vacation for instructions when travelling with GoSafe.
[9] For AutoAlert calls: in the case of a fall detected signal with no verbal response from the subscriber on multiple attempts, Philips may contact EMS for response.
[*] Offer available at locally participating programs and valid for new activations only. Not to be combined with any other offer.Additional charges may apply for out of area installations. Monthly fees and applicable taxes apply.
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