The Knox Box is a box that contains keys to the structure 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 box itself is very secure and very durable.
Who is Required to Have a Commercial Knox Box (New Occupancies/Structures)
According to Lower Laxton Township Ordinance 01-08 all non-residential and certain multi-family structures within the Township having an automatic fire alarm system or a fire sprinkler system shall be equipped with a key box. Affected multi-family structures shall be those that have restricted access through locked doors and have a common corridor for access to living units. Exempt from the requirements of this article shall be hospitals and nursing homes that provide professional services 24-hours per day.