If you would like to install a Knox Box and your property is located:
A Knox Box, known officially as 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 local 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. Download a Knox product brochure.
Why do I need a Knox Box?
In case of an emergency, a Knox Box allows firefighters faster access without costly forced-entry damage.
What is a Knox Box?
A Knox Box is part of a high-security key box system, designed to give firefighters and emergency services immediate access to locked buildings, elevators, and other secured areas.
How Secure is the Knox Box?
The Knox Box itself is a high security key vault that is UL listed against physical attack.
How do I get a Knox Box?
You may contact a local vendor or contact the Knox Company directly.
How do I install a Knox Box?
Mounting instructions are included with your Knox Box purchase. Install the Knox Box no higher than 5 feet from the ground and near the main entrance. Once installation is complete, contact the Fire Code Office of the Central Mat-Su Fire Department (373-8830) to schedule a site visit and lock your access key(s) inside the box. See the Knox Box website for instructions on proper mounting and the "hammer" test video.
Anchorage Knox Box Suppliers
- Accel Fire Systems: 349-1490
- Action Security Systems: 334-5502
- Chinook Fire Protection: 344-3473
- GMW Fire Protection: 336-5000
- Simplex Grinnell Fire Protection: 561-1911
- Yukon Fire Protection: 563-3608
2006 International Fire Code ©
506.1 Where required. Where access to or within a structure or an area is restricted because of secured openings or where immediate access is necessary for life-saving or fire-fighting purposes, the fire code official is authorized to require a key box to be installed in an approved location. The key box shall be of an approved type and shall contain keys to gain necessary access as required by the fire code official.
506.1.1 Locks. An approved lock shall be installed on gates or similar barriers when required by the fire code official.
506.2 Key box maintenance. The operator of the building shall immediately notify the fire code official and provide the new key when a lock is changed or rekeyed. The key to such lock shall be secured in the key box.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 June 2012 09:25