AEDs for home use

Cardiac arrest can strike anyone, anywhere, and at any time. Having an at-home AED can be the difference between life and death in critical moments. The time needed for the ambulance to arrive, usually exceeds the critical first 6 minutes. With an AED in or around the house, resuscitation can be initiated faster, increasing the chances of survival. On this page, you will find all the AEDs we recommend for home use. These devices are user-friendly, compact, and specifically designed for use by individuals with minimal medical training. 

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With advancements in technology, modern at-home AEDs guide users through the process with clear voice prompts and visual cues, making them accessible even for those without medical expertise. These models excel in ease of use, low maintenance and have a 10 year warranty.

Storing your home AED

It is important to store your device in the right way to ensure its functionality and to ensure it's ready for immediate use during emergencies. Adequate storage protects the device from damage, extends its lifespan, and allows for quick accessibility when needed. 

A home AED that will be placed on the exterior wall of the house, should be stored in a heated outdoor cabinet. An outdoor cabinet protects the device against the weather influences and ensures optimal visibility in the community. If you would like to store the AED inside, an indoor cabinet or wall bracket will be the best choice for you. Most devices come with a carry case. The carry case is also sufficient storage for at home and is ideal for those who travel often.

Ensuring your home AED is always ready for use

To ensure your AED is always ready for use in an emergency, it is important to maintain the device. The recommended home AEDs mentioned above require low maintenance. It is however important to check the device regularly. 

All devices run a self-check, either weekly or monthly, depending on the device. It is therefore not needed to turn the device on and off every day to check if the device works as it should as this runs down the battery. Simply check the status indicator to see if anything is amiss or needs replacing. It is also important to keep an eye on the expiry date of the electrodes. When the electrodes are expired, the gel is dried out and cannot be used on a casualty.

If you want to minimize maintenance efforts, you can choose one of our maintenance plans. This way, the device is checked and tested periodically, and/or parts are replaced on time.

Recommended at home AEDs

The Philips Heartstart HS1 AED is also known as the Philips Home AED. Due to its user-friendliness, this is a popular device for home use. The Zoll AED Plus is also very suitable for in or around the house, especially with the CPRD electrodes. These electrodes come as a one-piece, preventing incorrect placement.

Buy an AED for home

Investing in an at-home AED offers peace of mind, knowing that you are equipped to handle cardiac emergencies swiftly. It's a proactive step towards ensuring the safety of your family and loved ones. In critical situations, time is of the essence, and having an AED at home can significantly increase the chances of survival until professional help arrives.