In an emergency, firefighters must often gain access to your secure building or home in a timely manor. The KNOX-BOX® from the Knox Company is a system to provide the Fire Department access while eliminating damage. This entry system allows us to quickly and efficiently provide help reducing damage or provide help in the event of a medical emergency.
Local fire companies can hold master keys to all such boxes in their response area, so that they can quickly enter a building without having to force entry or find individual keys held in deposit at the station.
From the Knox Company Website:
The KNOX-BOX® rapid entry system is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and fire departments. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, Knox® products allow immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans in high-security Knox-Boxes mounted near building entrances. Each KNOX-BOX purchased by a property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by the fire department.
In addition to key boxes and vaults, Knox padlocks and key switches operate with the same master key. There are so many gated communities today that fire and police departments are delayed when responding to emergency calls. Increased property damage and even total loss is a threat when property is not accessible.
The Knox Rapid Entry System was developed to save property and lives."
For any questions regarding a installing a Knox System, please call our station at (302)-998-3140.