Knox Box Requirements

2021 International Fire Code

International Fire Code 506.1 applies where required.

Where access to or within a structure or an area is restricted because of secured openings or where immediate access is necessary for life-saving or fire-fighting purposes, the fire code official is authorized to require a key box to be installed in an approved location. The key box shall be of an approved type and shall contain keys to gain necessary access as required by the fire code official.

Required for new and existing commercial properties and group homes within the City of Princeton.

Order a Knox Box

  1. Order your Knox Box online..
  2. Select Products and click require product to purchase.
    1. Minimum Rapid Access key vault is 3200 Series once approved by Fire Marshal's Office.
    2. New construction requires recessed vault while existing may install either surface mount or recessed.
  3. Select Texas as your location
  4. Type "Princeton Fire Dept," then click on red select box to confirm Princeton Fire Dept.
  5. Order required products.
  6. Fire Marshall's will be notified to review and finalize customers order.

About the Knox Box System

It is a high-security key box system designed to give fire personnel immediate access to locked building, elevators, electronic gates, and other secured areas.

Knox Box Installation

Each system from the Knox Company is shipped with complete mounting instructions; however, the Fire Marshal's Office can assist you in choosing the proper location for mounting. The Knox Box should be mounted 6 feet high and to the right of the front door or the door closest to the sprinkler riser room. Once installation is complete, contact the Fire Marshal's Office to conduct an inspection and secure the Knox Box. Once that is completed, the Knox Box is ready to provide immediate access to emergency personnel 24 hours a day, 365 a year.