Here you will find information on the Knox Box program: What it is, how it works, and how to get an order form.
The Hoosick Falls Fire Department started its KnoxBox program in 2009. We have multiple businesses using the system today, but we would like to see all local businesses and commercial property owners in our Fire District install one. Read on below for more information on the KnoxBox system.
Frequently Asked Questions About Knox-Box Systems
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- What is a Knox-Box System?
- Why install a Knox-Box System?
- How is a Knox-Box System installed?
- How does the Knox-Box System work?
- How secure is a Knox-Box System?
- Who can authorize a Knox-Box System?
- Which series Knox-Box system is preferred?
- Ordering information
What is a Knox-Box System?
It’s a high-security key box system, designed to give firefighters and emergency services immediate access to locked buildings, elevators, and other secured areas.
Why install a Knox-Box System?
Installation of a Knox-Box on your property will not only allow firefighters faster access in case of an emergency, but will also prevent expensive forcible entry should emergency services be required while the premises are unoccupied. Costly front doors and entry ways needn’t be harmed if entry keys are available on-site.
How is a Knox-Box System installed?
Each Knox-Box is shipped with complete mounting instructions; however, Hoosick Falls Fire Department will assist you in choosing a proper location for mounting. It is highly recommended that Knox-Boxes are mounted no higher than 5 feet from the ground and near the main entrance. After installation is completed, contact the Hoosick Falls Fire Department to conduct an inspection of the installation and lock building keys inside the box. As soon as building keys are locked inside the box, it is ready to provide immediate access to emergency personnel 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
How does the Knox-Box System work?
Following your purchase of a Knox-Box from the factory, you will mount it securely on the exterior of you building (attractive recessed-mount models are available). All necessary access keys will be locked inside by a representative of the fire department (only the fire department’s master key can open this box).
The Knox-Box gives the fire department a simple alternative to expensive, time-consuming forcible entry. The generous interior capacity allows you to store everything emergency personnel may require – keys, floor plans, electronic entry cards, emergency contact names and numbers, and more – in complete security until needed.
How secure is a Knox-Box System?
Security has always been a Knox strong point. Designed for maximum protection, each virtually indestructible box features a special high-security Medeco lock and key. This Medeco restricted locking system guards against unauthorized key duplication. Keys aren’t even available to locksmiths or lock distributors – only The Knox Company can supply these keys!
Our system offers maximum security at every step. Each city has an exclusive key code. All Knox-Box stations in that city are keyed alike – and only the Fire Department has master keys. In Hoosick Falls, master keys are secured in a Knox-Box on our apparatus and are released via passcode.
Who can authorize a Knox-Box System?
First you must contact The Hoosick Falls Fire Department.
Please contact us by going to our Contact Page.
You may also call the Fire House on Monday nights after 6:30 pm and ask for a Chief.
You may also mail a request to us / our mailing address is – P.O Box 312 Hoosick Falls NY 12090: Attention Fire Chiefs Office
Which series Knox-Box system is preferred?
The Hoosick Falls Fire Department prefers the 3200 series. It is heavy duty and can be connected to your building’s alarm system – ITEM # 3200
Upon notification, the Hoosick Falls Fire Department will assign you an order form and number and deliver it to you. You must fill out the form and then mail or fax it to the Knox Company
Knox-Box will ship your order directly to you. Each Knox-Box is shipped without keys, locked in an open position and ready for mounting. Contact the Fire Department once you box is mounted and contents are ready to be placed inside.