The KNOX-BOX® Rapid Entry System was specifically developed for the fire department. With one master key, we can gain access to commercial and residential property in case of an emergency. More than 9,000 departments nationwide use Knox® key boxes.
Many fire departments (including the West Hanover Fire Company) use highly secure Knox Box Master Key Security Systems, to control the Knox Master Key. The master key is kept in our fire engines and is only able to be used with permission from the Dauphin County 911 Center. Property owners in the community store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans in high-security Knox-Box® key boxes mounted near their building entrances.
Each KNOX-BOX purchased by the property owner is keyed to the single master key controlled by the West Hanover Township Fire Department. With the Knox System, there is no cost to the fire department, no waiting for a property owner to unlock the door in the middle of the night, and no forcing the door open to gain entry. The Knox Rapid Entry System reduces response time, property damage and the liability for lost keys.
For more information on the KNOX-BOX program or to purchase it please visit www.knoxbox.com
TO SETUP A KNOX BOX AT A WEST HANOVER TOWNSHIP RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PLEASE CONTACT THE WEST HANOVER TOWNSHIP FIRE MARSHAL, BRUCE HETRICK AT 717-652-4841.