The Knox Box Rapid Entry System Saves Lives and Property
The Knox-Box Rapid Entry System is a secure emergency access program developed for residential and business property owners and first responders. First Responders use the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System to prevent costly damage to homes and businesses while protecting property and lives. In the event of a fire, fire related emergency, or a medical emergency, Knox Box products allow immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay.
The Knox Box is a small, very secure metal box that is attached to your home or business. It is typically placed near the building’s entrance. Property owners can store keys, access cards, contact lists, or floor plans in the secured Knox-Box. Each Knox-Box purchased by a property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by our fire department.
Knox Boxes come in several sizes and styles and can be surface mounted or recessed into a wall. It is up to the home or business owner to select the box that best fits your needs. You also have the option to have the Knox Box wired into your home security alarm system.
Knox padlocks and key switches are also available for gated communities, or fenced property and operate with the same master key. Many gated communities restrict access after certain hours and many businesses lock entrance points after hours. While these measures are taken to secure communities and property, they can cause delay for our fire department when responding to an emergency.
Reasons to install a Knox-Box system for your home or business:
- Eliminate costly forced entry damage that may not be covered by your insurance
- Assure immediate entry by first responders without delay or waiting for building keys
- Businesses and multi-unit residential facilities can save unnecessary water damage caused by delayed sprinkler shut-off
- Protect your home and business property and contents from additional smoke and water damage
- Feel secure about emergency coverage when your business or home is left unattended