Knox padlocks and key switches operate with the same master key. These items help expedite emergency responders responding to gated communities, apartments, and businesses. Padlocks and switches could be ordered using the same procedure. Knox Padlocks are required where padlocks are used on manual security gates across fire lanes, and where otherwise approved and directed by the Fire Prevention Bureau. Knox Key Switches are required where approved for access control systems, and electric/motorized security gates across fire lanes.
Locking Fire Department Connections (FDC) Caps
In areas that are highly prone to vandalism, tampering, or where non-locking caps are continuously missing, locking Knox FDC caps may be required as directed by the Fire Prevention Bureau. These caps prevent debris from entering and damaging the system, and obstructing water flow.