Turtle Engineering Ltd have developed the Outdoor Insulated Locked Defibrillator Cabinet (AWC004-Ins) to allow businesses and communities to house a defibrillator outside for public use in locations where it is not possible to supply electricity to the cabinet. Although it is always recommended to use a heated outdoor cabinet (our AWC001 cabinet) where possible, we understand that there are some locations where this is just not possible. This cabinet will allow you to have a publicly accessible cabinet and defibrillator in those more remote spots they are required, whilst keeping the Defibrillator secure and safe and offering some protection from the cold. The defibrillator should be housed in the Defibrillator Manufacturers jacket.
We have provided our insulated cabinets in locations such as large fishery sites, popular forestry and walking locations where there are no power sources available. Custodians of defibrillators housed in insulated cabinets should regularly check on the defibrillators, especially during cold winters and should be aware that the battery in the defibrillator may deteriorate at a faster rate than one housed in a heated cabinet. Testing undertaken by West Midlands Ambulance Service has found no damage or reduced performance to the defibrillator pads from being stored in cooler temperatures. It would always be advisable to bring a defibrillator inside during particularly cold frosty periods and notify the local ambulance service the defibrillator is temporarily unavailable.
The AWC004-Ins cabinet comes with our additional canopy installed as standard and can be mounted on any wall or flat service, mounted on a pole using our Pole Mount Kit or mounted on a Plinth using our Plinth kit.
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The Outdoor Insulated Locked Defibrillator Cabinet will work with all publicly accessible defibrillators currently available on the market, however, we would always recommend the iPAD SP1 Semi-Automatic Defibrillator which can be purchased from the Defibrillator section of our shop. The iPAD SP1 includes the jacket as standard which offers further protection to the defibrillator.