New Ordinance will Require Many Detroit Lakes Residents to Purchase Lock Box

New Ordinance will Require Many Detroit Lakes Residents to Purchase Lock Box Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - The City of Detroit Lakes has adopted a new ordinance to help facilitate access by emergency personnel to nonresidential buildings and residential apartment complexes.

Building managers will need to purchase and install a "Knox-Box" a small, wall-mounted safe that holds building keys for fire departments, emergency medical services, and sometimes police to retrieve in emergency situations.

"While there is an upfront cost to install the lock box, the cost is minor when compared to the cost of property repairs resulting in forced entry of potential life safety risks related to delaying emergency personnel access to the facility," says Fire Chief Ryan Swanson.

Knox Boxes are available to purchase at knoxbox.com and range from $180.00 to over $1,000.00

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