Recently we have noticed customers storing their defibrillators in unsuitable outdoor cabinets.
It is important to remember that somebody may rely on your defibrillator to save their life some day. An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) contains a mini computer and complex electronics inside, not to mention water based gel on the electrode pads which are all susceptible to adverse weather. Even if the cabinet is watertight, does it contain condensation? Can it maintain the temperature inside during the winter?
There are some cheap heated cabinets on the market, many of which are wired directly to full 220v mains power. Imagine how dangerous these could become if vandalised or damaged accidentally! Therefore we recommend that when choosing an outdoor AED cabinet, you look for the following as a minimum:
- CE Marking for safe electronics
- Temperature Controlled
- Easy to maintain
Our Aivia range of outdoor cabinets come with the following features:
- 2 Year Warranty
- 24v Power Supply for safety
- Manufactured in the EU (CE Approved)
- Temperature Controlled internally
- Choice of free entry or combination keypad
- Night light
Other options include connecting to the internet to monitor the status indicator on your AED's, inserting a SIM card to allow user contact emergency services and 24/7 CCTV monitoring.