Knox® Box Program

The Township of West Caldwell utilizes the Knox Box Rapid Entry System, a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and first responders.

First Responders across North America use the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System to prevent costly entry damage while protecting property and lives. When a fire breaks out, an alarm sounds or a sprinkler system activates, Knox® products allow immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans in high-security Knox-Box key boxes mounted near building entrances.

Each Knox-Box purchased by a property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by the West Caldwell Fire Department. This key is maintained in a secure, controlled “decoder unit” on our fire apparatus.

Commercial properties with fire alarm and/or automatic fire alarm systems are required by the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code to maintain a Knox Box on their building. Other properties, including residential properties are encouraged to participate in the program as well.

Commercial property owners can purchase Knox Boxes by clicking here.

Residential property owners can purchase Knox Boxes by clicking here.

Anyone with questions about the program can contact John Medina, Fire Official at 973-226-2302