Lock Box Program

The Milton Fire Department relies on a security key lock box system to enter a property quickly and safely during an emergency response. The property owner purchases Lock Box devices and mounts them near the main building entrance. Lock boxes should never contain keys other than for the main lobby entrance, common areas, roof access, stairwells, firefighters' elevator, or other public areas in the building.

Lock Box Registration

There are many benefits to this voluntary program, and in many case it pays for itself the first time the system is used.

Purchase a Lock Box

If you would like to purchase a Lock Box you can contact our Fire Prevention Division and one will be provided for you for a cost of $125. Once installed on your building Fire Department staff will lock the provided keys within the lock box and update our CAD system the location of the box and the keys inside.

Contact information is on the left side of this page.

What does the Lock Box System do for you?

  • Provides immediate emergency entry in case of fire, medical, or other type of emergency
  • Prevents costly forced entry damage to doors or windows
  • Undamaged doors can be re-secured after the emergency without the response of a building manager or private security personnel
  • Allows faster Fire Department entry which reduces the potential damages caused by fire
  • Allows first responders to enter if a building occupant is unable to open the door
  • Reduces firefighter injuries
  • Increases Fire Department efficiency

How does a Lock Box work?

When responding to an emergency and confronted with a locked entry door, department personnel will confirm with communications staff the location of the lock box near the main entry door. Placing keys in these tamper resistant box in a visible location near the main entry door, minimizes delays in gaining access to the building and eliminates damage that may be caused by a forcible entry. The fire personnel will gain access to the keys from the box, after using them for the purpose intended, the Officer in charge will insure the keys are replaced and secure.

Note: When in place, key lock boxes will not be used to gain non-emergency access to a building unless the building owner, manager or agent is present.