Give a KnoxBox as a Closing Gift

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Real Estate Agent with Gilligan Log Homes & Real Estate 01832961

One of the things I regularly do is to go to as many real estate related events as I can. No matter what the subject matter is, I always come away with at least one gem of information to add to my arsenal.

This month, I attended our regular monthly Association breakfast where one of the presenters was our local Big Bear Lake Fire Department. The topic: KnoxBox. Until this meeting, I had no idea as to what a KnoxBox was.

 

So, what is a Knox Box?

 

Typically found on higher end homes, it is a key safe which contains keys to the property in the event of a fire, medical, or lock down emergency. 

 

The KnoxBox can only be accessed by your local fire department,  24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This eliminates them from having to break down gates or doors in order to gain access into the property. They will use force as a very last resort. Seconds and minutes are critical in emergencies and you can be the one who makes that huge difference in someone's life. 

 

It's not only for fires either. Also great for elderly members of the community in the event of a medical emergency. Normally, the fire department would have to break down the door or window to gain access, but not with a KnoxBox. 

 

Prices range from $159.00 and up, certainly less than replacing a front or garage door. It's a great closing gift as well as a tax writeoff!

 

There are multiple styles for gates, doors, and walls. You must coordinate with your local fire department about placement and providing them with keys. If you change your locks, remember to update the fire department with the new keys. 

 

For more information, head to: https://www.knoxhomebox.com/community  to locate your local fire department. 

 

 

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Kathryn Jones This is very helpful information to know. I wonder how the fire department is going to be able to keep thousands of key sets organized and accessible in times of an emergency call?

May 27, 2017 06:22 AM #1
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Kathryn Jones
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Sandy,

According to their website, they have had this process in place for over 40 years. They only need the one key to get into the box itself. Then the homeowners' keys are in the box for property access. It's the same process they use to get into gated communities. 

May 27, 2017 08:05 AM #2
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That's pretty cool Kathryn. I'm always looking for ideas for closng gifts. I'm going to have to look into this. Thanks for sharing.

May 27, 2017 02:05 PM #3
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Hi Debe,

Personally, I think they are great gifts, especially for older clients. When I read about the slip and fall statistics, this gift really makes sense. This would work well in conjunction with a life alert device. 

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