Life Alert is a Personal Emergency Response and Home Medical Alert System company that saves lives from catastrophic outcomes, using a unique technology to provide superior home audio monitoring protection. Founded in 1987, Life Alert provides its service to members nationwide. The company employs over 600 people, all in the United States.The company's service solves a major home security issue. Life Alert's protection helps people to live at home with independence and comfort, living their lives the way they want to, with a feeling of safety and peace of mind.Life Alert handles over two million calls a year, and on average saves at least one life from a catastrophic outcome every 17 minutes (over 31, 000 in 2010). In Life Alert's Monitoring Center, the size of its emergency staff per member is 200% greater than a traditional security company.