KnoxBox: Everything you need to know

October 30, 2023

Security has always been a top priority for businesses and individuals alike. With the advent of technology, access control systems have become more sophisticated and complex. However, there are still many challenges in managing and controlling access to buildings and other secure areas. KnoxBox is a solution that provides secure and convenient access control for businesses and organizations by providing your local fire department with easy access to your building in an emergency.

What is a KnoxBox?

A KnoxBox is a secure, small metal box mounted on or near the exterior of a building, often near the main entrance and always on the address side. Inside the KnoxBox is a key or keycard only an emergency first responder can access via a secure key. Emergency responders use it to access facilities without having to force entry. KnoxBox is ideal for businesses that require high-level security, such as healthcare, schools, government, and industrial facilities.

The Knox Company also makes secure devices for gate & key switches, fire department connections, standpipe connections, remote power boxes, elevator boxes, and residential options.

The KnoxBox comes in various colors, sizes, mounting options, and security levels.

How Does a KnoxBox Work?

A commercial KnoxBox will be mounted on the address side of the building, containing a building key inside, and the outside can only be opened or closed by a local fire department representative with a master key. It is easy to install and configure.

KnoxBox uses state-of-the-art encryption and authentication technologies to ensure the highest level of security. The system is designed to prevent unauthorized access and to detect and alert users of any attempted breaches. Because of the improved safety, many local fire departments require it, and many more will in the future.

Here’s a video showing a KnoxBox in Action.

Benefits of KnoxBox

There are many benefits to using one for access control. First and foremost, it provides high security for businesses and organizations. It is designed to prevent unauthorized access and detect and alert owners of attempted breaches. Knowing that their facilities are secure provides business owners and managers peace of mind.

The box eliminates the need for a first responder to break down your door for entry since they have simple access through the key you left them. It’s also a much safer way for them to enter and gives them quicker access to attend to a fire or other emergency.

The box is also easy to install and configure. It will be integrated seamlessly and require minimal hardware to install. This makes it an affordable and practical solution for businesses of all sizes. The cost for the device and installation is typically less than $1,000 per box.


In today’s world, security is a top priority for businesses and organizations. KnoxBox provides a modern solution for secure access control using advanced technology. It is easy to install and configure. KnoxBox is an affordable and practical solution for businesses that require high-level security, such as healthcare facilities, schools, government buildings, and other secure facilities.

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