November 18, 2020

Let’s Get PERSonal

Picture this. You are together with your entire family for the holidays—mom, dad, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews—everyone is there; suddenly, one of your uncles collapses at the dinner table and falls to the floor. It appears that he may be having a stroke.

Panic sets in. Your instinct is to dial 911, but you’re at ​their​ house for the festivities and you forget where the landline phone is (or if they even still have one)!

You reach for your cell phone, but you remember that you left it in the inside pocket of the jacket that your Aunty Mae took from you when you arrived. Where did she put it?

Precious time is ticking.

You remember that your Uncle has a Personal Emergency Response System for times like these, and he is currently wearing the medical pendant around his neck. Without further hesitation, you press the help button on the pendant, which notifies the monitoring station of the emergency. They dispatch the paramedics and within minutes the ambulance is on the way.

Your uncle’s life is saved.

This is only one of the true stories of how a life was saved through the use of a Personal Emergency Response System.

The truth is that these kinds of occurrences happen all of the time.

In another example, Sandra used her PERS when she heard rummaging outside her front door and needed to quickly notify the police.

Patrick was able to stop a fire from engulfing his home after his chimney went up in flames.

Personal Emergency Response Systems, also known as Medical Emergency Response Systems or PERS, operate just like a conventional security system: the device, which is often wearable as a neck pendant or wristwatch, is connected directly to a monitoring station; when an operator receives a distress signal, they can communicate directly through the device to verify the alarm as well as dispatch the appropriate response teams in order to meet the needs of a particular emergency.

It’s simple. You click the button, and lives are saved!

Whether you are going to the grocery store, visiting grandchildren, or simply out for a walk, PERS offers protection anywhere you go. The latest in GPS technology is able to identify your exact location and assist you if an emergency occurs.

PERS are now available with built-in automatic fall detection in the event of a fall where you may be unconscious or simply unable to press your personal help button. PERS devices are also water-resistant so you can wear them in the bath or shower where most falling accidents occur.

PERS can also be integrated into new or existing security systems for as little as $1/month with companies like Liberty Security. For more information about Life Safety devices, visit ​​ or call 1-866-237-7233


With over 70,000 systems installed, Liberty Security has become the North American leader in Smart Security and Life Safety. Founded in Edmonton, Alberta in 2005 by Nathan Baldry with a $5,000 line of credit, Liberty has grown into one of the largest providers of residential security and smart home services in Western Canada.

In 2012 Liberty expanded into the Healthcare industry by acquiring two Edmonton based companies and now provide integrated services to over 100 auxiliary hospitals throughout Alberta and British Columbia.

Liberty has been recognized in the Alberta Fast 50 in 2012 and 2014 and the Profit 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada for 2014, 2015 and 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020. Today Liberty operates in eight provinces and one territory.