Knox Box Guidelines


Knox Boxes or Key Lock Boxes are required for certain structures according to City Ordinance 918, passed on March 17, 2004. These boxes eliminate the need for forced entry in the case of an emergency, thus avoiding costly and time-consuming efforts to gain access into the building. Here are some reasons for a knox box:

  • Eliminate needless, costly forced entry damage that may not be covered by your insurance deductible.
  • Assure immediate building entry by firefighters without delay or waiting for building keys.
  • Protect inventory, equipment and supplies from unnecessary water damage caused by delayed sprinkler shut-off.
  • Satisfy local fire codes and emergency access City Ordinance 918.
  • Save time and aggravation by not having to drive to your building at 2:00am for a false alarm.
  • Feel secure about emergency coverage when your building is left unattended. The fire department holds the only key to the knox-box.
  • Maintain building security after a fire alarm investigation by simply re-locking the undamaged door.
  • Protect your property from thousands of dollars in damage with this one-time, low-cost investment.