What is it?

Do you know what this is? From this day forward, you will notice them everywhere.

As part of the renovation process at our Broadway property, we had to apply for a building permit for exterior repairs. (Side note here for a mini-celebration…it took me 51 years to need to do this, and my first attempt was approved. Yay, me.) I should clarify. The permit was approved with conditions. One of them was to buy and install the box above.

Well, what the heck is it? I’ll give you a hint. It’s not a “keep warm” box for Grub Hub deliveries. (Someone, I just gave you a great idea. Go make one of those.) Hard to tell without measurements or perspective, but it’s too small for that.

Could it be a weatherproof safe for your personal defense items? Nope, this thing has to be mounted on the outside of the house, and that would kind of defeat the purpose. However, we are getting warmer regarding the reason behind this requirement.

Have you guessed it? This humble $519.00 hunk of metal might actually save someone’s life in the event of a fire. The box will contain keys to each unit, and the city fire department has a master key, as they do to all the “Knox Boxes” in the city.

Mark my words. If you didn’t notice them before, be observant the next time you walk down a city street. You’ll see them everywhere.

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