The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department wants our residents, especially those that are immobilized or have limited mobility to know about the Knox HomeBox. What is a Knox HomeBox? It’s a key control system that allows emergency responders quick access to provide medical assistance if a resident is unable to reach the door and reduces forced entry property damage. The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department will be the only key holder and the key is secure on fire trucks that require a PIN code to release. The Box is ordered and paid for directly from Knox by the resident with a one-time purchase and no monthly fees. If you are interested in learning more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Buddy Walters at 919-753-1014.
What is a HomeBox?
- A new program for seniors and other at risk (and/or immobile) people in town.
- A lock box that contains the key to the residence. Only the fire department has the key to open the box.
- The box will only be accessed in times of emergencies.
- There are other cities in the are that have this program.
- The cost of a HomeBox is $170. Interested residents can order at ww.knoxbox.com
- The Homebox is easy to install and comes with two mounting options: Hangs over the door or affixed to the house.
How the program works:
- Resident purchases box (www.knoxbox.com)
- Knox ships the box unlocked and open.
- The resident is asked to install the box and call the Fuquay-Varina Fire Department (919-552-0422. If you are unable to install the device, the Fuquay-Varina Fire Department will help install it.
- The fire department tests the key and then locks it in the box.
- The box comes with a red sticker that is put on the door or window that alerts the fire department that the house has a HomeBox.