The Best AED For Home Use


Automated External Defibrillators are popping up everywhere. Schools, businesses, city buildings, offices, and gyms all seem to maintain these lifesaving devices in the event they are needed. But what about your home?

Statistically speaking, we spend more time at home than any other single location, but we lack the equipment that potentially saves the life of the people who are closest to us. Fortunately, Foremost works with manufacturers to provide the doctor’s prescription and can be kept at home in the event of an emergency. The question is, which is the best AED for home use?

Easy To Use

Even though AED’s are designed for use by non-medical personnel, when it comes to ease of use, not all AED’s are created equal. Some have additional features that are designed to help make the lifesaving process as effective as possible. CPR pacing and feedback features are designed to help you administer CPR in the most effective way possible. Video directions can help you stay calm and show you where exactly to place the AED pads.

AED Physio Control Lifepak CR Plus

The Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus Fully Automatic AED is designed for anyone to use

While these features are essential in certain situations, the ideal AED for home use has a single button operating system that, once turned on, will go through the entire AED protocol until the person has their heart rhythm restored or emergency personnel arrive. Since you never know whether you will be alone or with another person when you are called on to use the AED, ease of use is paramount in a home model.


Since AED’s must be available for bystander use in schools, businesses, gyms, and other public locations, they tend to be well marked and stored in an easy-to-access cabinet. In the case of AED’s for home use, they need to be accessible but do not necessarily need to be visible. This is why an AED cabinet is an ideal solution.

Emerg-A-Center’s built-in first aid and AED cabinets can be built into new construction for a seamless look. They can also be added to existing cabinetry for an all-in-one first aid center. Each Emerg-A-Center cabinet comes equipped with a fire extinguisher, flashlight, first aid kit, and instructional safety video. An AED can be purchased for an additional charge to round out the complete emergency preparedness cabinet. No more hunting for important lifesaving equipment. Emerg-A-Center has it all in one location, and all at your fingertips when you need it most.


An AED is an expensive piece of equipment. Fortunately, refurbished options provide life-saving technology at a fraction of the price. While some may balk at the idea of a refurbished AED, these models are not necessarily used. In fact, most refurbished AEDs have only ever been tested. Manufacturers often offer maintenance programs that periodically replace AEDs even when they are in perfect working order.

Philips HeartStart OnSite AED Refurbished Free Cabinet without Alarm

This Philips HeartStart is one of our many different refurbished AED defibrillators

Foremost Medical Equipment acquires, tests, and certifies these models, replacing all disposable parts such as pads, leads, and batteries. Your refurbished AED is ready to use right out of the box without the hefty price tag of a newer model.

For more information on the best AED for home use, contact Foremost Medical Equipment.