Rapid Building and Perimeter Access

Eliminate Barriers for First Responders

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The Power of the Knox Master Key

Rapid access is essential to protecting students and staff during campus emergencies. Knox Rapid Access Solutions eliminate barriers allowing first responders to quickly gain access to where help is needed.


The Knox Master Key can be sub-mastered to share access between public safety agencies enabling immediate access through:

Campus Buildings
Secured Perimeters
Locked Entry Points

Contact a Knox representative to learn how to implement Knox Rapid Access Solutions.


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Rapid Access

Safe and reliable first responder or campus personnel access

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Protect Property

Minimize forced entry and protect property from damage

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Increase Safety

Protect students and staff by enabling rapid access into buildings and perimeters

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See how the Knox Program can provide rapid access into secured areas.

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How Knox Solutions Work

It starts with the Knox Master Key.

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Using one key, Knox Rapid Access Solutions eliminate barriers to entry for first responders during an emergency.

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The Knox Master Key enables immediate entry to secured perimeters, gates, buildings, and interiors within schools, campus, and universities. Knox Rapid Access Solutions can be customized to fit your needs.


Explore the map to learn where Knox products can provide rapid access.

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1. Knox FDC Lock™

Protect sprinkler systems against vandalism and reduce the cost of replacements with secure FDC caps and plugs.

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2. Knoxbox®

Safeguard access keys for first responders when rapid emergency access is needed.

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3. Knox Document Cabinet™

House vital emergency documents, keys, and access cards for rapid entry in the secure key cabinet.

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4. Knox Elevator Box™

Gain quick emergency access to elevator override and drop keys.

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5. Knox Padlock™

Gain rapid entry through vehicle and pedestrian gates.

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6. Knox Gate & Key Switch™

Gain immediate access through electric gates in residential communities, parking garages, and industrial gate areas.

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7. Knox Remote Power Box™

Remotely operate a shunt trip breaker to safely disable power from a building.

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8. Knox Standpipe Lock™

Protect standpipes, wall hydrants and fire hydrants from debris and vandalism.

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Solutions Tailored to Your Needs

Perimeter Access

Onsite when it's needed.

Knox Rapid Access Solutions eliminate the barriers that can delay emergency response. Knox Gate & Key Switches and Padlocks enable rapid entry for safer, faster emergency response.

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Facility Access

Be emergency ready.

The KnoxBox holds the building key to allow emergency access into your building. The dual-lock KnoxVault can provide shared access to both fire and police departments.

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Fire Protection System Access

Protect your building's lifeline.

When Fire Department Connections (FDCs) are damaged and clogged with debris, fire sprinklers, standpipes and hydrants are restricted from providing optimal water flow. Knox FDC Locks, Standpipe Lock and Storz Locks ensure FDC protection for maximum water pressure.

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Shared Agency Access

Sharing the Knox System.

In an emergency, choose the right padlock. The Knox Master Key can be sub-mastered for shared access among local agencies or campus personnel.

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Elevator and Interior Access

Rapid access within.

In addition to providing building and perimeter access, first responders can utilize a Knox Elevator Box and Knox Document Cabinet for access to elevator drop keys, interior keys, access cards, and vital emergency documents.

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How To Get Started

Determine the solutions that fit your needs best.

  • Utilize the Knox Rapid Access Solutions for campus security personnel
  • Implement your local fire department's established Knox Rapid Access System
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Resources

View our case studies and brochures to learn how Knox can serve your department.

Case Studies

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The "Weakest Link" in Fire Sprinkler Systems

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Obstructed FDCs Block Fire Attack

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Increasing Campus Safety at ASU

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