Lompoc Fire Department Knox Box Guide

Lompoc Fire Department requires the use of the KNOX BOX SYSTEM in all new businesses. Presently many businesses in the City are making use of this Emergency Entry System. This one-time purchase may save the business or home owner much more by allowing Firefighters instant access to the property.

Ten Reasons to Install a KNOX-BOX

  1. Eliminate needless, costly forced entry damage that may not be covered by your insurance deductible.

  2. Assure immediate building entry by Firefighters without delay or waiting for building keys.

  3. Protect inventory, equipment and supplies from unnecessary water damage caused by delayed sprinkler shut-off.

  4. Satisfy local fire codes and emergency access ordinances.

  5. Save time and aggravation by not having to drive to your building at 2:00 a.m. for a false alarm.

  6. Feel secure about emergency coverage when your building is left unattended. The Fire Department holds the ONLY key to the KNOX-BOX.

  7. Maintain building security after a fire alarm investigation by simply re-locking the undamaged door.

  8. Protect your property from thousands of dollars in damage with this one-time, low cost investment.

  9. Depend on the highest lock box security available with attack resistant, UL tested reliability.

  10. Over the last 25 years, KNOX-BOX has been the chosen solution in 6,000 communities' nationwide-communities like Lompoc.

How do I purchase a Knox Box?
Knox Box systems can be purchased online at www.knoxbox.com/store or order forms are available at the Fire Administration office located at 115 S. G Street, 805-736-4513.

I have received my Knox Box, where do I install it?
The Knox Box shall be mounted on the right hand side of the main entrance door into the building. The right hand side shall be determined by standing on the outside of the building looking at the main entrance door. The Knox Box shall be mounted four feet to six feet above the finished grade. There will be a red Knox Box sticker included in the packaging when you receive your order. The sticker shall be applied to the main door within twelve inches of the lock on the main door.

On structures with vehicular access to the rear of the building, a Knox Box should be installed adjacent to the rear entry and centrally located if there are multiple doors to the single tenant space.

In all cases please consult with the department before you install.

Once I have installed my Knox Box what is the next step?
Call the Fire Administrative office at 805-736-4513 and request an appointment to have your keys placed into the box and locked. A member of the fire department will meet you at your location.

What keys should I have locked into my Knox Box?
All entrance door keys, keys to electrical rooms, keys to all fire system locks and elevator recall keys.

I have been required to install a Knox Box. Does the owner or occupant pay for the box and installation?
The cost is generally a negotiated item between the owner and the occupant. The business requiring the Knox Box will be held accountable in the inspection process.

Are there Knox Boxes available for my residence if I have a special need?
Yes, the Knox Company does have a residential line and the Lompoc Fire Department approves their use.

Lompoc Fire Department - 115 South G Street - Lompoc, California 93436 - (805) 736-4513

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