Government/Departments Fire Department/Ambulance
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.
Any building protected and patrolled at all times by security guards.
Multi-famly residential complexes that do not have locked doors or gates.
Buildings owned or occupied by local, state or federal units of government.
Buildings open for business 24 hours a day.
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.
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 698-4700.