Developed as a collaboration of leading UK universities to develop a truly self-powered defibrillator cabinet. Whilst an initial desire to produce a solar only powered cabinet is soon became apparent the UK does not receive enough sunlight in winter to power a heating system during the winter to rely on solar alone, therefore the addition of the wind turbine was required to ensure the cabinet will work all year round.
Whilst the combination of solar and wind will provide the required charging for the 100Ah battery, issues can occur therefore we have developed a remote monitoring system using the mobile phone network to allow the cabinet to report back to us with the status on a daily basis, this means we can alert you to any faults as well as when the cabinet is being accessed and the environmental and charge status of the cabinet.
Remote monitoring of the internal environment of the cabinet including temperature, humidity and detect any unsafe gas build up. Additionally, detection if the door is open or closed and if the defibrillator is hung on the hook or not. There will also be a feature to create an internal Wi-Fi hotspot to allow compatible Defibs to connect to the internet and communicate with the central hub. There is also an accelerometer built in to detect if the cabinet is under attack or being physically moved. Additionally, monitoring of the external temperature and humidity, the battery compartment, the charge status, battery status, manage the charging process, etc. All this information will be reported daily to a central system and can be reported to the custodian on a daily or weekly basis, certain criteria can also trigger immediate notification, for example, cabinet open, defibrillator removed, battery level low, etc. if the custodian requires.
The complete solar and wind powered defibrillator cabinet requires a concrete base to be cast before installation with a sub-frame set in the concrete for the cabinet to bolt down to. All fixings are securely housed within the battery compartment so there are no external fixings accessible.