The Knox-Box® Rapid Entry System was specifically developed for all fire departments. With just one master key, you have access to commercial and residential property. More than 9,000 departments nationwide, including the East Montgomery County Fire Department, use Knox-Box® key boxes, vaults, Haz-Mat cabinets, key switches, locking FDC caps, and padlocks.
Many of these fire departments use Sentralok® or KeySecure®, master key security systems, to control the Knox Master Key. Property owners in your community store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans in high-security Knox-Box® key boxes mounted near their building entrances.
Each Knox-Box purchased by the property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by your local fire department. With the Knox-Box System, there is no cost to the fire department, no waiting for a property owner to unlock the door in the middle of the night, and no forcing the door open to gain entry in the event of a home fire emergency. The Knox-Box Rapid Entry System reduces response time, property damage and the liability for lost keys.
Many fire departments using the Knox-Box System have been successful in passing a County / City ordinance to help implement a public safety program for rapid entry. Knox-Box provides guidelines and sample ordinances to help other interested departments win ordinance approval. Guidelines include: