Access to what matters, when it matters

In the event of a fire, minimizing damage and injuries starts with your fire sprinkler system. But what if they don't work the way they should? Knox® FDC (Fire Department Connection) Locks protect your building's water source, ensuring firefighters are able to quickly access and supplement your fire sprinklers.

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What are Fire Department Connections (FDCs)?

Fire Department Connections (FDCs) are the access point for firefighters to supplement a building's fire sprinkler system during a fire. When left unprotected, these openings are prime targets for debris, damage and theft, which eliminates a key tool firefighters need to protect your building.

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Why Knox?

  • Plastic FDC caps may be inexpensive, but they also need to be replaced often.
  • Brass caps are vulnerable to theft, and replacements can cost up to $500.
  • Unprotected connections may need to be flushed each time a cap is found missing-which can cost up to $1,500.

Knox FDC Locks are a one-time investment you can't afford to overlook.

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How do Knox FDC (Fire Department Connection) Locks work?

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In the event of a fire, the fire department connects to the Fire Department Connection (FDC) on your building to supplement your sprinkler system.
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Unprotected Fire Department Connections (FDCs) are vulnerable to debris and nesting animals that clog the pipes and prevent the flow of water.
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Knox FDC Locks protect these connections and keep your pipes clean, ensuring the maximum flow of water to your sprinklers.

Don't let what if,
become what happened.

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Secure. Smart. Simple.

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Trust Knox Fire Department Connection (FDC) Caps for access to what matters when it matters.

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