Trusted by thousands of fire and law enforcement agencies for over 40 years, Knox Rapid Access Solutions has provided first responders with immediate access into secure buildings, campuses, residences and commercial properties when it matters most. Removing barriers to entry reduces injuries to responders and minimizes property damage.
These secure key boxes for businesses and some homes are gaining in popularity in communities across the nation and the City of Terrell is no exception.
The Knox Box is a secure, metal box that is installed on the outside of a business or residence that can only be opened by firefighters responding to a call at that location.
All City of Terrell fire trucks is equipped with a master key that opens these boxes. This means that when the Fire Department responds to an alarm or a medical call if the Knox Box is present, it is not necessary for the first responders to have to wait for a ‘key holder’ to grant access.
In cases of fire, first responders can gain entry into the structure without breaking windows or doors, which helps contain the fire in some cases and can results in less property damage, virtually removing property damage in the case of a false alarm.
In addition to keys, other items can be stored inside the Knox Box (depending on the model), such as floor plans, access cards, directions, warnings of hazardous materials on the premises and other information.
The boxes are purchased by the property owner and keyed to a single master key controlled by the City of Terrell Fire Department.