Knox Box Program

Knox-Box Program

What is a Knox-Box?

The Knox-Box is a steel box securely fastened to the exterior facade of a building. The Knox-Box contains keys to the building. The master key to open the Knox-Box is held ONLY by the fire department. This high security key is strictly controlled so the fire department can access an emergency area quickly, without causing property damage. This system saves valuable time that can be wasted while the fire department waits for a property owner to arrive and unlock their building. The Knox-Box itself is very secure and very durable.


1. Eliminate needless, costly forced entry damage that may not be covered by your insurance deductible.
2. Assure immediate building entry by firefighters without delay or waiting for building keys.
3. Protect inventory, equipment and supplies from unnecessary water damage caused by delayed sprinkler shut-off.
4. Satisfy any local fire codes and emergency access ordinances that may be in place.
5. Save time and aggravation by not having a property manager drive to your establishment at odd hours of the day.
6. Feel secure about emergency coverage when your building/residence is left unattended. 
7. Maintain building security after a fire alarm investigation by simply re-locking the undamaged door.
8. Protect your property from thousands of dollars in damage with this one-time, low cost investment.

How do I order a Knox Box?

Call the Plymouth Township Fire Marshall’s Office at (610) 277-4311.