Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What is this?

What the heck is a Knox Box and an F. D. C.?

From the Knox Box website: The KNOX-BOX® Rapid Entry System provides non-destructive emergency access to commercial and residential property. More than 10,500 fire departments and government agencies use Knox key boxes (keybox, keyboxes), vaults, cabinets, key switches, padlocks, locking FDC plugs and electronic key retention units for safe and secure rapid entry.


I found it at our downtown train station which is built in the style of the old Alvarado Hotel that was torn down several years ago.
This old freight house is the real deal however.


Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Something new for me. I had no idea.

Nice pictures.


sue said...

with my hubby being a firefighter and Chief of our department, I know exactly what "knox boxes" are..... 8)

Grey Horse Matters said...

Love the architecture in these pictures. I had no idea what a Knox box was either.

Tammy said...

Never heard of knox box. Learn something new everyday, I guess. :)

I do love the buildings you photographed. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I learned something new - thank you! The train station is probably one of my favorite old buildings downtown... I've never photographed it!

achieve1dream said...

Cool buildings!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Knox Box....sounds like a good theme for a letterbox.
Did ya find the RailRunner box?