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Knox-Box Compliance

Knox-Box Compliance

The Knox-Box® Rapid Entry System provides non-destructive emergency access to buildings. They are required per city ordinance.

A Knox Box® is a key lock box that must be installed near the main entrance of commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings. A key or keys to the structure is locked inside the box. Fire department personnel can open the box and use the key to access the business in the event of a fire.

Exempt structures:

  • Any building protected and patrolled at all times by security guards
  • Buildings open for business 24 hours a day
  • Buildings owned or occupied by local, state or federal units of government
  • Multi-famly residential complexes that do not have locked doors or gates
  • Nursing homes

Penalities can be imposed on people who neglect or refuse to comply with the ordinance.

Read the ordinance


Placement of the box

The box must be 3 to 5 feet off the ground in front of the building, attached to a substantial building support.



TO ORDER:

Call toll-free 1-866-625-4563 or visit www.knoxbox.com.

When ordering, specify the box is the 3200 Series for use in the City of East Peoria. The box should be either a surface mount or a flush mount. For more information, contact the assistant fire chief on duty at 309-698-4700.



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