FireKing Making a Difference in the Opioid Epidemic

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With the help of FireKing, pharmacies now have an extra defense to prevent robberies: Time.

The opioid epidemic in the United States has reached a deadly new level in 2019, with the National Institute of Drug Abuse estimating that more than 130 people die every day from overdosing on opioids. Due to the addictive nature of opioids, those who are addicted will stop at nearly nothing to get their medication. This puts pharmacy employees at risk, being the only line of defense between drug addicts and the narcotics.

With the help of FireKing, pharmacies now have an extra defense to prevent robberies: Time.

FireKing has installed hundreds of time delay locks on narcotics safes in pharmacies around the country. Traditionally, when a user code is typed into a lock, the safe opens immediately. Now, with the introduction of FireKing’s time delay locks, potential robbers will be forced to wait an unspecified amount of time before the safe will open. Helping deter potential robbers, and allowing the police time to arrive before a situation can escalate. One nationwide pharmacy has reported a 70% decrease in attempted robberies after implementing time delay locks on the safes in their locations.

FireKing has been dedicated to one thing since it’s conception in 1951: Protecting What is Important. Due to the opioid crisis, and the high street value of narcotics, FireKing knew there were lives at risk at pharmacies around the nation and chose to step in to protect pharmacy workers and the medications stored on premises. This dedication to security, is what makes FireKing an industry leader in safes and asset protection.

FKI Security Group delivers a broad array of security products with best-in-class service and support for businesses. They operate in over 80 countries around the world, delivering products and services focused solely on protecting customers' assets, people, and vital information. FKI Security Group's brands Summit, Ascent and NKL cash-management solutions lead the market along with FireKing’s extensive offerings of office and consumer products. Additional information about FireKing is available at

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