All buildings with a fire alarm or a fire sprinkler system are required to have a KNOX BOX® (key safe) permitting fire personnel access to the premises in cases where a fire alarm is activated.
The residential KNOX BOX® is a high security key safe that only local emergency responders can access. With a Residential KNOX BOX® installed, emergency responders can respond quickly, without forcing entry. They simply remove your entrance key stored inside, provide medical assistance and re-lock your door when they leave.
A residential KNOX BOX® is applicable when a family member may not be able to open the door in case of an emergency.
For information on ordering, box size, mounting location, etc., contact the Fire Marshal.