V.ALRT No Monthly Fee Emergency Alert Device
Help Is Only a Button Press Away Introducing the V.ALRT Personal Emergency Response Device, a small wearable device that works with a smartphone to sound an alarm and send out urgent calls and text messages with the press of a button. Summon help wherever and whenever you should need it. The V.ALRT is an ergonomically designed device that can be carried discreetly in a pocket or purse, or worn with one of several accessory options such as a pendant, wristband, or belt clip – all sold separately.
- No Monthly Fee Emergency Alert Device
- Automatically notify friends and family by sending urgent text messages and or calls to up to 3 contacts with GPS Location
- IOS Android compatible with User App
- Built in Replaceable Battery Included with 1 year life Span
Jon C –
Purchased the V.ALRT for my mother who lives alone and has fallen on several occasions. The device was very easy to set-up. With a simple press of the button it calls, text, and gives me her location. The best part is that there are no monthly fees.
Dee Glenn –
The V.ALRT keeps falling apart because it slips out of the rubber ring, and the alert breaks,dropping not only the alert but the battery onto the floor. I have to put it back together and push it into the rubber ring. None of the attachments solve this problem. The alert works fine when assembled, but the instructions are unclear, and it has no low-battery warning. I resorted to using clear tape to hold it together. Also the battery was dead when it arrived, but we had replacements on hand.
We have gone through two batteries in a 4-5 month period. It seems to always be searching for a signal. Fortunately the batteries are quite cheap, so even if the battery needs to be replaced every other month, it’s still cheaper than paying a monthly fee for an emergency alert necklace. It’s nice that it does not work from a base unit. My mom can be out shopping and if she uses it, it will send me a text with her exact location, whereas those devices that you pay a monthly fee generally do not work away from the base unit. My only concern is that we don’t know when it’s NOT working….and of course, that will be when it needs to be working :(. We test it periodically; this last time was when we discovered it was not working and the battery was dead after having been changed on 8/17/17 and it was now only 11/6/17. Per the description, the battery should last a year.Update 12/13/18: We have learned we need to change the battery monthly, which is ridiculous, however we have learned that’s the only way the device doesn’t die. We assume the battery dies so quickly because my mother doesn’t carry her phone with her all the time, thus the device is constantly searching for a signal.When the battery is not dead, the device has been helpful several times.
Brian Ennis –
My review is below… but, you MUST read Rodney McKayon’s review from January 3, 2015It functions and fails exactly as Rodney dedcribes. AND, has exactly the same issues I experienced with these devices.I paired the devices to my Samsung S8+ as instructed… Devices alerted when dropped, alerted when the buttons are pushed for 2 seconds, and beeped lightly when out-of-range… Nice, all as expected!BUT, I recieved multiple false alerts within hours of setting them up. I thought it was user error, so I made sure devices where sitting undesturbed near my phone as I did other chores; the devices still alerted my phone.Annoyed, I put them back in the box, sealed the box for return… and went upstairs to bed… Got awoken to an alert from downstairs FROM inside the unmolested box.”Help! I’ve fallen and can’t get out of this box!”Waste of time and money.
Beth McCree –
Bought this for an 80-year old grandma who is virtually blind. Great price! Set it up for her on her iPhone, which she only uses by speaking to Siri since she can’t see, and we tested numerous times by calling for help and all the functions worked except reporting location, which for us is OK since she is always home and if she needs help we know where to go. The problem is that the only way to turn off the alert is by launching the app on the phone and cancelling the alert manually. BUT she can’t see to do that. If it is a legit alert and she fell, when I come over to pick her up, I’d turn to off for her. But if she unknowingly pressed the button (which she already has done numerous times) and its a false alert there is no way she can turn it off to get the app ready for next use, it stays suspended in active alert mode till turned off. So we contacted the support and they responded the next day saying this is the only way to cancel an alert. So we were unimpressed with their engineering inability to get creative and solve this technical issue for a blind user unless the solution doesn’t exist due to software/hardware limits. So 5-star rating for price, functioning alert service and quick support response. But this product in current stage is not helpful to a blind person.
We purchased this for my mother in Jan 2019. The battery lasted about 5 months, instead of the 12 months in their advertising. No problem, 2032 batteries aren’t expensive. So, I purchase new batteries and change out the battery. It never beeps, it never lights up…it is totally dead. I tried 4 different batteries to make sure. When I contacted V.ALRT support about the issue, all they would say is, “it looks like you bought from amazon, did not buy it directly form us. thank you” That’s it…and I’m not even sure what that means. What I tried to stress to them is the V.ALRT is a really good concept, just poor quality. I hope they can update the V.ALRT to make it work better. If they can, people will definitely buy this. But, it must work properly, or the negative reviews will eventually hurt too much. So, hopefully, if V.ALRT can’t upgrade the quality of the product, maybe some other company can create a similar product that will actually work. The idea behind this concept is exactly what I’ve been looking for for my mother’s security needs for the last several years. A Bluetooth compatible alert system without a monthly fee. As people use their smart phones for everything, somebody needs to perfect this idea. But, the actual V.ALRT is not the answer.