Key Access Boxes and Gate Switches

A picture of a Knox box

The Lakeland Fire Department requires KNOX® brand lock boxes for all commercial properties, which can be ordered directly from their website.

Enter “Lakeland Fire Dept” when ordering for the Fire Department/Agency or location where product will be installed.  Order a Knox Box 3200 series or larger, preferably with a hinged lid.

Boxes should be mounted near the main entrance of the facility, at eye level.  Please call the Inspector for your area for location verification and/or to lock keys in mounted boxes.

The Lakeland Fire Department requires the Dual Knox Key Switch on all gates that limit emergency access.  One side shall be keyed to “Lakeland Fire Dept” the other side shall be keyed to “Polk County Fire Svcs” for ambulance access.  Polk County Fire Services does not allow online ordering.  Please call their office at (863) 519-7303 or (863)519-7304 to request paperwork.

Key access boxes are available for residences but are not required.