The function of an AED is to effectively defibrillate after cardiac arrest (circulatory arrest). The differences between the AEDs can mainly be found in the support functions and user-dependent options. For a good guideline in your choice, the specific properties of the AEDs are shown on this site in the AED product information.
We can give you two tips as general advice:
Tip 1: Purchase a reliable brand
If you purchase an AED from one of the major brands, such as Philips, HeartSine, Mindray, Defibtech, Zoll, Cardiac Science, you can be sure that in the future you’ll also be able to easily access the parts that need to be replaced, such as batteries and electrodes. Of course, this also applies to service in the unlikely event of a malfunction.
Tip 2: Purchase from a reliable supplier
Virtually all brands and types of AED have had recalls and software updates in the past to ensure that the equipment continues to function. The larger AED suppliers have experience with this and will also inform you if something needs to be done with your AED. That is also their responsibility.
The most frequently asked question we get is still: 'Which AED should we purchase?' The choice can indeed be quite difficult due to the large selection. We advise you to contact the AED-Partner Service Center at +31 (0)499 49 00 16. We will be happy to help you!