5 Best AEDs for Home – Features to Consider

September 16, 2020 | Last Updated: January 17, 2023
AED Model Weight (lbs) Approximate Volume (cubic inches)
Avive Connect AED™2.192.219
Cardiac Science G55.7361.08
Defibtech Lifeline4.2270.81
Defibtech Lifeline View3.0163.87
HeartSine (all models)2.4110.20
Philips HeartStart Onsite3.3110.20
Philips HeartStart FRx3.5149.95
Physio-Control LIFEPAK EXPRESS4.5319.20
Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR PLUS4.5319.20
Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR24.5365.26
ZOLL AED Plus6.7573.56

Best AED for:
Size & Weight

Recommendation: purchase the smallest and most lightweight AED possible

AED Model Winner: Avive Connect AED

Best AED for:
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Recommendation:  take into account initial AED purchase price, as well as the cost of any accessories needed to keep the device operable over time, and consider the cost of employee time that will be needed to manage the device(s).

AED Model Winner: Avive Connect AED

Best AED for:
Pediatric Capabilities

Recommendation: purchase an AED that has a pediatric button and universal electrode pads.

AED Model Winner: Avive Connect AED

Best AED for:

Recommendation: purchase an AED model that has connectivity features that allow for remote monitoring and maintenance of your device

AED Model Winner: Avive Connect AED

The Avive Connect AED includes GPS, cellular, Bluetooth, and WiFi wireless communication for daily AED monitoring and notifications, bi-directional communication with 911 (available in participating communities), and rapid transfer of valuable incident data from the AED.