An Automated External Defibrillator is a small life-saving device that can revive someone from sudden cardiac arrest death. They are easy to operate by following the voice and visual prompts. Where should one place their AEDs? A public defibrillator should be made very visible and certainly accessible to the staff.
AED One-Stop Shop recommends the placement of the life-saving devices in wall mounted cabinets preferably with an audible alarm and strobe light. An AED cabinet never locks but the alarm sounds when the cabinet door is opened. The logic behind the alarm is to help guard against theft but more importantly to alert others that there’s an emergency situation. The cabinets provided by PurchaseAEDs.com and AED One-Stop Shop are made from metal and typically white with acrylic or glass windows. The cabinets are simple to mount on the wall with 2 to 4 screws depending on type, but the hardware is not included with cabinet because there are many different surfaces these can be mounted on (such as wood, concrete, drywall, etc.) and it would not be feasible to include hardware for so many potential surfaces. The alarm device runs on consumer batteries which are replaced over time. Many of our cabinets are security-enabled which means they can be wired to a system.
It is also a good idea to have signage which identifies that the device is a life-saving Automated External Defibrillators. AED One-Stop Shop prefers 3D or triangular signs which can be distinguished as people walk down a hallway. Beyond the sign which typically goes above the cabinet, it is a good have window decals placed on doors to help identify which buildings have AEDs. Some of our customers have intelligently placed AED emblems on their emergency evacuation maps.
Here are some cabinets which we feature on purchaseAEDs.com:
- Alarmed Surface-Mount Large Cabinet (fits larger AEDs like Cardiac Science, ZOLL, LIFEPAK and Defibtech)
- Alarmed Surface-Mount Small Cabinet (fits smaller AEDs like Philips and HeartSine)
Give us a call at 855-677-2337 or email us at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com for a quote for AEDs, cabinets, signs or anything else related to public defibrillators.