Knox Box


Fire departments across the country use the Knox System to prevent costly forced entry damage while protecting property and lives. In it's simplest form, Knox key boxes hold building entrance keys. Larger Knox systems can hold electronic access cards and vital emergency information. A Knox key switch or padlocks could provide fire department access through property gates.

As the property owner, you purchase a KNOX-BOX device, place your property key inside, and mount the box near your building entrance or property gate according to fire department guidelines. Should an emergency occur, Firefighters can then use a unique high security Knox Master Key to open your KNOX-BOX device and retreive your property key.

Still concerned about security? Access to the Master Key is controlled by a secure keypad in our "First Out" trucks which requires two firefighters to enter their personal PIN before opening. Each time the Master Key box is opened an event is recorded electronically containing the time, date and firefighter codes that opened it.

Contact Gentry Volunteer Fire Department (479-736-9976 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="color: blue;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to start the process of getting your own Knox-Box device or for more information have a look at this PDF.

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Gentry Businesses City Ordinance #11-674 restates Ordinance #06-587 as follows:

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GENTRY, ARKANSAS:

Section 1.  The owner of all commercial buildings within the City of Gentry having a sprinkler system for fire suppression or a fire alarm shall install approved key boxes (presently those manufactured by Knox Company) in accordance with the instructions of the Fire Chief on or before May 1st, 2011.

Section 2.  All Ordinances or portions of Ordinances in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

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