Knox Box Rapid Entry System

The KNOX-BOX® Rapid Entry System was specifically developed for use by fire departments. With one master key, emergency responders can gain access to commercial and residential property. More than 9,000 departments nationwide use Knox® key boxes, vaults, Haz-Mat cabinets, key switches, locking FDC caps, and padlocks.

The KNOX-BOX is purchased from the Knox Company by the property owner and mounted near a building entrance. It contains keys, electronic access cards, floor plans Haz-Mat data and other vital building information firefighters will need when responding to an alarm. The fire department controls the master key giving them immediate access to handle any emergency at any time.


If you are interested in installing a KNOX-BOX within the Town of Sugar Hill please contact the Sugar Hill Fire Department at 603-823-8415 for an order form.

A KNOX-BOX is mandatory on any new or renovated building with a required fire alarm system.


Additional information on the Knox system can be found at the equipment manufacturers website

Some reasons you should install a KNOX-BOX®:

  • Eliminates needless, costly forced entry damage.
  • Ensures immediate building entry by fire personnel.
  • Eliminates waiting for building keys.
  • Protects inventory, equipment and supplies from unnecessary water damage by delays in sprinkler shut-off .
  • Maintains building security. Building is not damaged by forcible entry, it can be re-locked after alarm investigation.
  • The KNOX-BOX® system is attack resistant and UL listed to meet extreme climate and environmental conditions.
  • Increases your peace-of-mind knowing that only fire personnel hold the key to the KNOX-BOX® and that they can quickly respond to an emergency without your presence.