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Buildings requiring a KnoxBox:
(a) Any building that has installed within it an
automatic fire suppression system, a
remotely monitored automatic fire alarm system, or
an elevator will need a Knox
(b) Any commercial building that has more than two stor
ies will need a Knox Box.
(c) Any building containing hazardous materials requiri
ng the filing of a Tier II
report will need a Knox Box.
(d) Residential buildings with eight or more rental uni
ts will need a Knox Box
originally posted by: Alien Abduct
a reply to: DigginFoTroof
Why would they even bother with an alarm code when there is a fire blazing? hahaha I can picture a couple of dumb firemen doodling around with an alarm box trying to put the right code into a half melted alarm box with their fat finger gloved hands while the building is burning to the ground.
Also this is absolutely unconstitutional. The government cannot force you to buy a product. This is precisely the problem with making someone have to buy an ID so they can vote. I can see if they grandfathered in the existing buildings and then made it a regulation for any new buildings.
This is crazy. Look at it like this. If I have just door locks, people can brake in and access the building just by defeating the lock and on top of that the authorities are not notified. However if I buy an alarm it brings an extra layer of security that has to be defeated. Now that they introduced this new lock box deal, it takes away that second layer of security (the alarm) Now I am back to square one because now all they have to do is breach the box. That alarm is now rendered useless. This absolutely makes it far far easier to get away with breaking into a building. This is ridiculous, if I were one of those building owners would be infuriated!
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: wylekat
Guys, how many times do we have to say this???
The Knox-Box ONLY has keys to the front door. It DOES NOT have any way to defeat security alarms!! The only difference is broken glass/door or not...that's IT!
It takes more time to open the knox box, get the key, open the door and go inside than it does to just smash the window and go inside. All it does is get you inside the building...that's ALL.
If you're smart enough (insane enough) to make a bump key, alarms are easily defeated as well. I leave that to the professional larcenists.