[Adopted 4-23-2009 by Ord. No. 1525]
As used in this article, the following term shall have the meanings indicated:
- KEY VAULT or RAPID ENTRY SYSTEMS
- A secure emergency-access program developed for property owners and fire departments. When a fire breaks out, the key vault products allow immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans in high-security vaults mounted near building entrances. Each vault purchased by a property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by the Fire Department.
Key vaults shall be required in all buildings containing four or more independent dwelling units which include a common area between the individual units which is susceptible to locking from the outside of the building, buildings containing life hazard uses as defined by the Uniform Fire Code of the State of New Jersey, and in all commercial buildings which undergo a change in occupancy.
All key vaults shall be installed near the main entrance of the building in a location as agreed upon with the owner and the Fire Department.
All key vaults must contain adequately labeled keys to access exterior and interior spaces of interest which may or may not include boiler rooms, utility rooms, sprinkler rooms, alarm panels, elevator rooms, and general storage areas and any other ancillary items which may deem beneficial (i.e., building system blueprints, floor plans, etc.).
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Bureau of Fire Prevention of the Borough of Palisades Park.