Has anyone explored/researched this type of system for their elderly relatives. The industry is really the same as home security systems (security devices not needed). I must get to some-sort of determination toward finalizing the issue - its been a long, slow process in convincing a 90 yr. old that this is the thing to do and I'll sleep better knowing that in the event of a fall he could reach out for help. I've seen the national TV ads. whee the lady falls, and presses the pendant to call for help. But something about a national TV ad targeting the elderly smacks of maybe low quality and/or not dependable. Any recs. for a local compnay? I've briefly explored options with a local Security Co. - The systems can be So-o-o sophisticated: everything from audio & video sensors for the home, w/ internet access required. (IIRC) And 1. the risk of power outages s troublesome for this solution 2. Too sophisticated. Can it be done with only a land line phone? . What is the minimum communication method? The local carrier service is Verizon; Could a basic wireless account be sufficient? The criteria here is KISS... dad has to struggle with the concept of using his Jitterbug cell phone, so the possibility of confusing him w/ technology is quite high, I fear. On another note, I believe I recall that a 24 hr., live monitoring service is the thing to do. right? I just need to get a feel for the options of a TelCo service. The location is the outlying Austin Area. Thanks in Advance.