Knox Box

Lock Boxes are required on all new businesses per Sec. 24-19 Code of Ordinances.  

Sec. 24-19. - Lock boxes.(a)Lock box required for new commercial buildings. All new commercial buildings shall have installed a lock box, of a UL type and size approved by the city fire marshal, in a location specified by the city fire marshal prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.(b)Lock box required for existing commercial buildings. All existing commercial buildings equipped with automatic fire detection and/or suppression systems shall have installed a lock box, of UL type and size approved by the city fire marshal, in a location specified by the city fire marshal within six months of the effective date of this ordinance [from which this section is derived].(c)Lock box required for multifamily residential structures. All multi-family residential structures that have restricted access through locked doors and have a common corridor for access to the living units shall have installed a lock box, of a UL type and size approved by the city fire marshal, in a location specified by the city fire marshal within six months of the effective date of this ordinance.(d)Lock box contents . All lock boxes shall contain labeled keys, easily identified in the field to provide access into the property and/or building, and to any locked areas within the said building as the city fire marshal may direct.(e)Definitions. [The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:]
Lock box. A secure rapid entry system that is designed to be used by emergency personnel in the event of an emergency to gain entry into a structure by using the enclosed owner provided key(s). This box is usually mounted on the exterior of the building in a location that is specified by the local fire marshal. All boxes shall be UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certified and approved by the city fire marshal.