Knox Box, Supra Box and Home Security
Most homes in Cordillera have both a security alarm system and a fire alarm system. Local fire codes require that all buildings with fire alarm systems have a “Knox Box,” a high-security key safe that allows first responders to access the home without forced entry. Knox Boxes are typically mounted on a wall near the front door. Fire and law enforcement personnel are the only ones who have access to the box, Cordillera Public Safety personnel do not. The Knox Box contains keys and medical cards and should be periodically checked to assure the contents are current. Contact the Eagle River Fire Protection District at 970-736-9665 for a Knox Box inspection, and for information or inspections regarding the fire alarm and suppression system in your home.
Public Safety responds to all environmental alarms which monitor water leaks, water flows, low or high temperatures, gas leaks and high levels of carbon monoxide. As broken pipes are the leading cause of damage in Cordillera properties, Cordillera suggests homeowners utilize these devices to protect their properties. During the winter, public safety will treat low temperature alarms as emergencies as this may indicate an issue with the heating system or an open window. Low temperature devices should be installed in the cooler areas of the residence.
Homeowners may request the addition of a Supra Box to their home, which allows Cordillera Public Safety personnel to enter the structure in the event of an environmental alarm.
An emergency waiver form is required for a Supra Box, please contact Public Safety at 970-926-1923 for additional information.