Administration of the Knox-Box® Rapid Entry System for Emergency Access is managed by the SFD Fire Prevention Division. Key lock boxes allow for quick access and may reduce property damage.
According to their website, the Knox-Box® Rapid Entry System is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and first responders. 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-Box key boxes mounted near building entrances. Each Knox-Box purchased by a property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by the local responding 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.