Key Control Units Protect the Knox Rapid Access System with a Knox KeySecure ®. Does the City make any money off the sales of the Knox Box? No other company makes a product similar to the Knox Master Key Retention system. In each emergency, the key is secure in a Knox Master Key Retention device. Leave the bottom of the box uncaulked to allow any trapped moisture or condensate to escape. Also, the Knox Rapid Entry System allows fire department access without damage to the building. The device that the key was removed from will have a recorded log of who removed the key and what time it was removed and replaced.
It also does not require that a structure having on-site 24-hour staff utilize the system. Accountability for master key access is provided by the unit's retrievable audit trail. An officer from the Fire Department will come and place the keys securely in your box. Discuss with the fire department any non-obvious location before installation. Keys required will vary from one business to another.
Make a small pencil mark on the wall to indicate where the stud is. This faster access will allow for rapid control of the emergency. The safety of the Fire Department master key is a primary concern. After mounting the Knox Box in the appropriate location just call the fire department, and they will come out and lock your keys in the Knox Box. Measure to a height of six feet from the floor, and make a pencil mark in the same location as the stud or studs. The finished box will remain open after installation. The Knox Company has been chosen for several reasons.
They will not release details to any other maker or supplier. Who is required to install the Knox Box? Property owners store entrance keys, access cards, and floor plans in high-security Knox-Box key boxes mounted near building entrances. It also includes commercial and industrial buildings known by Fire Officials as hard to access during emergencies. This could mean faster fire control or more rapid shut off of a sprinkler system, resulting in less water damage. Their system has proven reliable in thousands of cities across the nation. We also realize that this may not be possible in all cases, call the Fire Department for advice if needed. The bolts should go through the wall and into the back of the Knox-Box.
Key rings and tags and tags may be needed to sort keys by function. The Fire Department has no interest in the sales of the Knox Company. Master keys are kept only in the emergency box. Caulk along the top and both sides of the box to prevent water from running down behind the box and possibly damaging the wall surface. Optional but gives an additional layer of security.
Any key that will open your Knox Box will also open other Knox Boxes in the City. The type of drill bit you use will be based on the type of studs that are in the wall. The Knox Master Key Retention device will have a blue strobe light, which will flash until the master key has been placed back in the box. What keys need to be installed in my Knox Box? Other companies do make similar products. The Fire Department suggests that the box is mounted on the right-hand side of the door, no higher than five feet above the ground.
This will require a wood or metal drill bit at least six to eight inches long. The instructions provided are for a surface mounted box. Property owners do not receive keys that will open their Knox Box. KeySecure Applications Security is key. Many times, firefighters find access to an emergency blocked by locked entrance doors or gates. Anyone with access to this key can have access to your building.
You will need to use a concrete drill bit to start the holes if the surface of the interior wall is masonry. Ask a helper to hold the box on the six foot mark with at least two bolt holes lined up on a stud. The Knox Rapid Entry System was developed to save property and lives. Property owners store keys, access cards, gate keys, etc. After forcible entry, it's hard to secure a building again after the emergency has been controlled. Locate a second stud if the box is at least 16 inches wide, and mark its location on the wall.
Use a drill bit designed to drill through metal to drill holes through the steel plate. For your ease, there are sample Knox Boxes at City Hall in the Water Billing Dept. They can assist you with the application and have sample boxes. The Knox-Box is securely mounted to the building on a solid wall or beam to help deter would-be criminals. Determine the primary emergency point of contact i. The bolt holes are in the back of the box. The box, also known as a rapid entry system, allows emergency fire and medical personnel quick entry into the building without the use of damaging force.