How It Works

AED Link™ is lifesaving technology. It enables 911 dispatches to quickly link automated external defibrillators (AEDs), AED users and sudden cardiac arrest victims.

AED location information comes from the Atrus National AED Registry™.

Organizations with AEDs use this free online tool to comply with registration requirements, easily and efficiently manage AED location and maintenance information, and receive battery and electrode expiration reminders.

This registered AED data is available to 911 agencies that subscribe to the AED Link.

  • Public access AEDs are only used to help an estimated 0.5% of all sudden cardiac arrest victims - typically when a device is within 50 feet of the victim's location.
  • By subscribing to the AED Link system, 911 agencies are able to know the location of nearby AEDs and can increase the effective range of each AED from 50 to 300 feet.
  • AED Link-delivered knowledge positions 911 agencies to dramatically increase each AED's coverage area from 8,000 square feet to 283,000 square feet.
  • Knowing AED location information enables 911 agencies to help increase the number of times AEDs are used from 0.5% to nearly 20%, a 3,500% increase.