Do I Need a "Knox Box"?

If you own a business or large residential building you are required to obtain a Knox Box. A Knox Box is for fire/law enforcement to gain rapid entry into a building. In an emergency, lack of immediate access can endanger lives and cause property damage from:
  • Fire
  • Forcible Entry
  • Smoke
  • Water

Box Items


This box usually contains all necessary keys, pass cards, and other relevant items to ensure after-hour entry should emergencies occur. The "Knox Box" system is a secure and established system that is used throughout the country.

Additional Information


For information or to get a Knox Box application, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 847-982-5340.