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Friday, August 29, 2008

HOME INTRUSION PROTECTION: Woman Uses Life Alert System To Inform Police Of Robbery

We at Life Alert often receive news coverage when we save someone's life or help prevent major harm from occurring. Sometimes we come to the aid of someone who is high profile (as in a recent incident where we sent help when ex-NYC Mayor Ed Koch accidentally pressed his Life Alert button).

Of course, in most cases the person is not famous. And we do get many reports involving Life Alert sending help not for a medical emergency, but for home intrusion. Such was the case two days ago, when one of our members used our system to stop an intruder who broke into her home. A West Palm Beach news outlet (WPBF) wrote a story about the incident, entitled “Woman Uses Life Alert System To Inform Police Of Robbery” -- and here is the link to that story: http://www.wpbf.com/news/17319503/detail.html.

2 comments:

ostacy said...

thanks. the commercial just made it look like it's always monitoring the rooms without having the bracelet pushed. =)

Al T said...

Thank you for your resonse. The commercial shows a woman who comes out from the shower and pushes the medical alert - this is when the communication is established and the member asks to check out the rooms. We will make sure the future commercials are more clear on that.

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