Estes Park, Colo., passes lock box ordinance

City businesses with fire systems required to install ‘Knox Box’ by month’s end

Businesses with alarm and sprinkler systems in the city of Estes Park, Colo., are required to have a Knox Box installed near their front entrances by the end of June, according to an ordinance passed late last month by the town board.

A Knox Box is a specific type of lock box that allows firefighters to gain immediate access to a locked building with a master key in the case of an emergency.

According to an article published in the Estes Park Trail-Gazette, there are already 110 boxes in operation throughout the town. The Knox Box is currently the only lock box system currently approved for use by the Estes Park Fire Department.