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Knox Product Installations

Knox Rapid Entry Systems are utilized to minimize potential damage caused by forcible entry and allow the building/facility to be re-secured quickly and easily once emergency operations are complete.  The following Information applies to typical circumstances and may not address all situations.


2019 Oregon Fire Code (OFC) §503.6 & 506 as amended by City of Hillsboro HMC 11.28.010.


Key Box: A secure device with a lock operable only by a fire department master key, and containing building entry keys and other keys that may be required for access in an emergency. The Knox Rapid Entry Systems meet the definition of a key box. (OFC 201)
Key Tag: A tag attached to each key to identify the room served or the function of the key.
Knox Box or Vault: A UL listed storage box/vault used for securely storing building keys, entry cards and floor plans. There are three box or vault options available depending on the size required for the facility.
Knox Cabinet: A UL listed storage cabinet used for storing pertinent hazardous material data, SDS, building keys, entry cards, floor plans and emergency plans.
Knox FDC Locks: A fire department connection lock used to keep pipes clean of debris for delivery of water to the fire sprinkler system by the fire department.
Knox Key: A key, electronically secured on all fire apparatus, which enables fire crews to access any Knox System within the City of Hillsboro.
Knox Key Switch: An electrical switch activated by a Knox Key, which opens a gate or other electric entry barrier.
Knox Padlock: A heavy duty padlock designed for securing perimeter gates, industrial equipment yards and similar areas.
Knox Lock: A plug/cap which prevents tampering of a fire department connection inlet.

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