Openpath is an access control provider with a suite of hardware and software products which include door readers, access panels, mobile access apps and a management dashboard.
Openpath's reader communicates via RS-485 directly to the control panel as well as supports vulnerable standards like Wiegand which has been hacked since about 1983.
Compare that to the end-to-end encryption with secure communication between reader and cloud. The fully online firmware allows real time Over-The-Air (OTA) updates. Beyond that all data coming from Kisi's reader will run through your firewall so you have absolute control should any anomalies appear. Check out Kisi's reader here.
Openpath's Android App has about 500 downloads and a rating of 3.7. (last fetched October 19th).
Comparing the Openpath iOS App and Android App seems like these are not natively built but actually exactly the same.
Comparing that to Kisi's App with about with 10,000+ installs and a rating of 4.2. Both apps are built natively which means that all possibilities the respective hardware allows are leveraged.
Using Openpath the mobile phone needs to be fully online. If you went with Kisi, coming from an elevator or not having internet is not a problem - the phones can be fully offline!
Openpath does not seem to leverage all technological options, e.g. NFC which simplifies use on Android phones:
Openpath's pricing starts at $40/door per month. On the hardware it is $250 per reader and $700 per smart hub. Since pricing is often subject to change please make sure to check their current website.
Kisi's Cloud Based Physical Access Control System operates purely in the cloud, making it easy to set up and highly scalable as you expand.
Admins are able to easily establish granular controls with group, user and time-based restrictions -- just to name a few. End users have a range of unlocking options, including mobile apps available on Android and iOS, key cards and fobs.
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