Medi-Call Canada is an independent alarm dealer specializing in wireless personal alarms since the 80s . Most medical alarm companies are simply storefront extensions of the manufacturer. Not only is your selection limited but the equipment is proprietary and will only work with their monitoring station.
In other words Lifeline units can only be serviced and monitored by Lifeline. Elizabeth Bruyere Help Line, LifeCall, Shopper’s Drug Mart, DirectAlert, Philips: They all use proprietary equipment.
Medical alarms today are less expensive compared to early years and the wireless technology much superior. The maintenance component of a rental fee is rarely used. That is a lot of money out the window if you are renting your equipment year after year.
A purchase also allows for maximum flexibility as the systems are NOT locked and easily programmed to other providers.