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  • Problem Opening a Knox-Box?

    Posted by Cynthia Jones on Sep 11, 2014

    Have you ever arrived on scene and find it difficult to open the Knox-Box? Overtime grit can build up in a lock core, particularly if the lock core isn’t used often. This built up grit can make it difficult to open the box. Knox utilizes high quality, precision locks that require a minimal amount of maintenance to insure continuous reliability. However, annual inspection and maintenance of the lock is recommended. Also, this is a convenient time to check the condition of the box and door gasket as well as verify that the key contained in the box is still current. A few minutes of your time now can help to ensure the Knox products in your jurisdiction work as designed when needed most.

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  • Knox 2014 Product Catalog

    Posted by Knox Company on Jul 18, 2014

    Almost 40 years ago, Knox Company took on the challenge of developing a complete rapid entry system specifically designed for firefighters. In 1975, the first Knox-Box® was introduced to the fire service and a unique concept in fire response was born. Knox-Box soon became the fire industry’s high security lock box of choice. In 1981, a section of the Uniform Fire Code mandating the use of rapid entry lock boxes was adopted and remains in use today.

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  • Knox Residential Program

    Posted by Knox Company on May 15, 2012

    The Knox Company has been the leading provider in Rapid Access Solutions to the fire service, government and securty industries for more than 30 years. The KnoxBox Residential Program is an extension of the Knox Rapid Entry system, that provides first responders with safe and immediate to a residential property in the even of an alarm or an emergency.

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  • Proper KnoxBox Mounting and the Hammer Test

    Posted by Knox Company on Feb 18, 2011

    The Knox Company takes pride in manufacturing vandal resistant products. While the majority of the security components are engineered into the product design, the safe guarding of the KNOX-BOX is contingent upon the correct installation of the product.

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  • Welcome to the New KNOXBOX.com and Knox Blog

    Posted by Cynthia Jones on Sep 3, 2014

    How we interact with friends, family and businesses has been evolving rapidly. Even how we shop has changed. You may not have noticed but Knox has been making continual changes to our website to address this new reality. When we first launched knoxbox.com (back in 1998) it was place to find general information on the Knox System. Today, you can research products, register your jurisdiction and even have property owners purchase products online. Our latest redesigned site focuses on improving each visitor’s experience.

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  • Knox Tech Tips

    Posted by Knox Company on May 15, 2012

    Thank you for taking the time to watch this video wihich demonstrates how to properly lock and unlock Knox FDC devices. We will begin the demonstration by reviewing the tools and the products associated with this product line.

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  • Knox-Box Rapid Entry System in Brief

    Posted by Knox Company on May 15, 2012

    We are here to talk about the KnoxBox Rapid Entry System. The benefits are it's a free service to the Fire Department to provide more efficiency, greater accessibility and lowering of injuries.

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  • Knox FDC Lockdown Procedure

    Posted by Knox Company on Jun 8, 2011

    Stolen fire department connections place the entire building and its occupants at risk. Teflon tape may ensure a good thread seal, but it does nothing to ensure the connection itself remains on the building. This procedure will help ensure that Fire Department Connections in your jurisdiction are present when you need them.

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  • Avondale Fire-Rescue Expands Use of KNOX-BOX Rapid Entry System

    Posted by Knox Company on Feb 19, 2011

    Seconds count in a life-threatening medical emergency or a fire. Yet many times, firefighters responding to an emergency find access blocked by locked entrance doors or gates. To help reduce delays in providing emergency assistance, Avondale Fire- Rescue promotes property owner use of the KNOX-BOX Rapid Entry System.

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  • Fire Chief Urges Lock Boxes to Prevent Property Damage

    Posted by Knox Company on Feb 18, 2011

    Whether the keys are to your private business or your community church, High Springs Fire Chief Verne Riggall wants a copy made accessible to the fire department, in the hope that one day it could save you some money, or maybe even someone’s life.

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  • Now Available - KNOX Mini Elevator Box

    Posted by Cynthia Jones on Feb 7, 2011

    Designed specifically for the elevator lobby, the standard Knox elevator box has room for two elevator door drop keys and up to 30 emergency override keys. The smaller, “mini” model can hold 8 keys for smaller applications.

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  • More first responders can enter homes via lockboxes

    Posted by Knox Company on Jan 13, 2011

    By John Wisely and Megha Satyanarayana, USA TODAY A home health aid worker in Franklin Township, N.J. could see her unconscious patient through a window of the home last month, but couldn’t get inside to help.

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  • St. Cloud Fire Rescue receives grant for Knox Residential Program

    Posted by Knox Company on Jul 19, 2010

    With the grant funds, we purchased various props to teach children fire safety during our fire prevention programs at schools, day care centers, and birthday parties,” said Fire Marshal David Ennis. “These giant props are an added visual teaching tool for the children.

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  • Knox Orientation Video

    Posted by Knox Company on Aug 2, 2011

    The Knox Company was founded in 1975 with the goal of developing a complete rapid entry system specifically for the fire service. With the introduction of the first KnoxBox, key control and emergency 24 access to commercial structures became a reality...

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  • Implementing Knox WiFi

    Posted by Knox Company on Mar 5, 2012

    To successfully order and install the Knox WiFi software on your network, you will need to know the following information regarding your agency’s network. If you’re unable to provide answers to these questions, our engineers will not be able to assist you with any installation issues you many encounter....

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  • Rapid Access: Gainesville Fire Department

    Posted by Cynthia Jones on Jun 26, 2014

    Around 10 years ago, Gainesville, Georgia adopted the International Fire Code for their community. This code grants the department the authority to require businesses to have a key box for emergency access. After adopting the code, Gainesville decided to implement the key box provision in their jurisdiction. After exploring their different options, they settled on the Knox System as the key box for their community.

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  • Rapid Access: 4500 Shutdown Station

    Posted by Cynthia Jones on Jul 7, 2014

    For the past several years the Knox Company has been working on the concept and development of an emergency electrical shutdown box. Given the hazards to firefighters when attempting to shut down electrical power for tactical operations, this product is long overdue.

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  • Rapid Access: Volume XVIII, Issue 2, Miami Township

    Posted by Cynthia Jones on Jun 27, 2014

    Most departments have had at least one property owner question the security of placing their key in a box mounted to the exterior of their building. Knowing the security of the Knox-Box® would be a concern. Knox has taken many steps to make the Knox-Box as impregnable as possible with the majority of the security features designed into the box. We even submit our products to an independent testing lab (UL)* to make sure they meet the security standards we advertise.

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