When a fire erupts in your home or business, or you are experiencing a medical emergency, there is no doubt that time is of the essence. Fire departments across the country respond to these incidents every day, fully equipped to handle the emergency only to find a barrier like a locked door or gate. This causes firefighters to dedicate extra precious time to gaining access to you or your property and often results in further unnecessarily costly damages.
What is a Knox-Box? The Knox-Box Rapid Entry System is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and fire departments. The Comstock Township Fire Department along with over 11,000 fire departments across the country currently use the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System to prevent costly entry damage while protecting property and lives. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, Knox products allow immediate entry into buildings and property, without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans in high-security Knox-Box key boxes mounted near building entrances. Each Knox-Box purchased by a property owner is keyed to a single master key that is secured and controlled by the Comstock Township Fire Department.
In addition to key boxes and vaults, Knox padlocks and key switches operate with the same master key. There are so many gated communities today that fire and police departments are delayed when responding to emergency calls. Increased property damage and even total loss is a likely threat when property is not accessible.
The Knox Rapid Entry System was developed to save property and lives. The Comstock Township Fire Department is proud to be a participating fire department. For more information or to obtain a Knox-Box product for your property, visit www.knoxbox.com today.