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
Buildings open for business 24 hours a day
Buildings owned or occupied by local, state or federal units of government
Multi-family residential complexes that do not have locked doors or gates
Penalties can be imposed on people who neglect or refuse to comply with the ordinance.
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.