A common concern of elders and their family is that they don’t want “strangers spying on them”, listening to everything the senior says or using the private medical history for their own nefarious goals. These can be legit fears, as medical alert equipment comes with enhanced two-way communication features, enabling the users to both speak and listen to the monitoring center, and vice versa. Others doubt the GPS tracking systems too, because who wants to be followed around 24/7 by a satellite’s all-seeing gaze? Protection is important, but not at the expense of one’s privacy.
Is Big Brother Watching You?
We can reassure you: these doubts are unfounded. Even though it is technologically possible to constantly keep an eye on someone with GPS tracking or overhear their conversation, medical alert companies bolt themselves from such unmoral deed. They specifically designed their systems to preclude any kind of privacy invasion from their part. The two-way microphone is only activated after you press the help button. During their standby state, medical alert consoles don’t record anything. Not to mention they give a loud signal when activated, thus avoiding an awkward situation when you press the help button unknowingly in a conversation. The same rule applies to the GPS tracking: location information is only available for the monitoring center after you call for help.
P+P Service: Protection with Privacy
Being part of the health provider industry, medical alert companies must follow harsh and implacable regulations in regards of handling private information. If you provide your medical history or contact list of your relatives to a company, expect it to be treated with maximum security. Emergency operators don’t have unlimited access to this information, and it only appears on their screen when you contact them in an emergency. Your private data will never be handed on to marketing or sale departments either, to harass you over the phone with bothersome offers. Being a medical alert subscriber means that you can enjoy a pleasant and professional protection service, and any inconvenience or privacy invasion is absolutely out of question.
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