Knox Boxes should be mounted as near as possible to the primary entry door and shall not be visually obstructed. The Knox Box should be installed 5 to 6 feet from ground level. The Knox Box for a gate shall be located on the gate or on a fence or wall within 6 feet of the gate. Additional boxes may be required based on the size of building or fire protection systems throughout the property.
If a tamper switch is connected to the automatic fire alarm system or security system, it must report a "supervisory" condition - never an "alarm" condition. Do not discard the red reflector decal provided with the Knox-Box. Fire Department will install this decal to identify the location of the Knox-Box for responding emergency personnel.