Community AEDs are installed in an outdoor cabinet with secured access. They are registered with 111 to ensure the AED is able to be used when needed. When 111 is called, the operator can alert the caller that there is an AED located nearby. Cabinets are robust and temperature controlled to prevent pads from freezing and are equipped with LED lighting
AEDs are placed in public areas such as around libraries, schools, shops and sports grounds. Providing 24/7 AED access in populated area increases the chances of survival for people who have heart-related emergencies. For every minute defibrillation is delayed, the chances of survival drops by around 10%.