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Announcing Kisi’s Wiegand compatible access control system

Announcing Kisi's new Wiegand compatible access control system. Learn what Wiegand is to access control and how it helps secure your facility.

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Wiegand compatible access control system by Kisi

Updated on January 08, 2024

Written by Vera Eftimovska

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Legacy access control systems serve their basic purpose but can’t catch up with the latest security, people, and workplace needs. Their on-premise nature accents their lack of agility and makes them hard to maintain.

The solution is evident. Switching your access control system to the cloud means remote management, better productivity, compliance, enhanced security, and end-user experience.

Migrating your access control to the cloud

Some time ago, migrating your access control to the cloud meant investing in a brand new access control system. Kisi makes this transition simpler and more cost-effective with its latest product.

Almost everything is in the cloud nowadays. Modernizing your access control has many short and long-term benefits. Here are the three main ones crucial to any successful business.

Advanced access control

The cloud allows increased security with less labor, which is invaluable to the modern hybrid workplace. You can grant or remove access anytime, anywhere, even to customized groups using a single dashboard. Receive intrusion alerts or utilize the different integrations so your access control system can monitor your facility for you.

A user-friendly dashboard empowers you to do more so you don’t have to overwhelm the IT staff, while remote, convenient support is just a click away.

Cloud-based systems are not only supported 24/7 but are monitored, updated, and less prone to security breaches. Kisi also offers thorough data insights. For instance, you can enhance your security audits and gain insights into potential incident investigations by filtering and exporting access events on the Kisi dashboard.

Affordability and scalability

No one wants to invest twice in an access control system, especially when implementing the first one took so much time and resources. Yet, migrating to cloud-based access control can be a breeze if you choose Kisi. Kisi layers on top of your existing solution, so you get the benefits of all its modern features without investing in all new hardware, wiring, and contractors.

Using a solution like Kisi will even reduce cost by eliminating the legacy systems’ technical and scalability issues that create cost inefficiencies and require more maintenance. The ability to connect multiple devices and facilities to a single account accessible via the cloud makes the solution easily scalable. What's more, essential updates are applied automatically to all facilities, and you get to manage each location under a single, convenient dashboard.

Effortless, low-risk migration

With Kisi, you get to keep most of your access control hardware, like Wiegand readers, locks, and cables. Remote management and all the useful integration are at your fingertips with zero downtime for your business.

You won’t have to search and pay for contractors since Kisi upgrades your existing access control. With the cloud, the support, integration, and ease of use, you’re set up for the future. Still, we can easily reverse the installation if something doesn’t work for you.

Introducing the Controller Pro 2

We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest controller - the Controller Pro 2. Thanks to its advanced tech addition - the Wiegand board, this revolutionary controller will pave a more secure future for many companies. Kisi’s Controller Pro 2 will help many organizations modernize their access control with the least amount of effort and resources.


Wiegand access control board

What is Wiegand in access control? The term Wiegand refers to a wired communication interface typically found in cards, fingerprint readers, or other data-capturing devices.

The Wiegand board, one of the crucial Kisi Controller Pro 2 components, makes the migration to the cloud possible for Wiegand protocol access control systems. By simply replacing your existing Wiegand door access controller with the Controller Pro 2, you are welcoming remote management, reliable support, numerous integrations and tech advancements, and gaining complete control from a single pane of glass. All this while keeping your existing Wiegand readers, cards, cables, and locks.

Difference between standard and Wiegand access control cloud migration

Before the Kisi Controller Pro 2, migrating the access control to the cloud was a taxing and expensive process. Organizations needed to hire contractors to replace all their legacy readers so they could modernize their systems. Not to mention the resources of issuing new cards and the strain on the administrators.

With the Wiegand-compatible controller, companies get all the benefits of the cloud. All they need to replace is their existing controllers. This way, you upgrade the access control system and enjoy the user-friendly dashboard. You can manage all your global locations from a single pane of glass while increasing your security. Integrating all your systems, like surveillance or directories, is a walk in the park with Kisi’s numerous integrations and open API.

Give your existing access system new powers

Unlock unlimited scalability by transitioning to a modern, cloud-based access control system.

The access control hardware you get to keep

With the Kisi Controller Pro 2, you get to keep around 70% of your existing access control system:

  • Readers
  • Cards
  • Locks
  • Cables

Supported Wiegand reader types

The Kisi Controller Pro 2 supports many Wiegand readers:

  • Paradox Posi In
  • Paradox
  • HID® multiCLASS SE® RP15
  • Schlage aptiQ MT11
  • HID Signo Keypad Reader
  • U-Prox SL Mini
  • Honeywell OmniProx
  • HID Signo 20
  • Paxton10 Slimline Reader
  • Dahua Technology DHI-ASR1201D
  • MT11 reader
  • HID Thinline II Reader

Can’t find your Wiegand supported reader on the list? Contact us so we can check for you.

Supported legacy credentials

We aim to empower our users to access their spaces however they prefer. It can be a wave of their hand, our top-rated mobile app, or using their legacy cards.

The Controller Pro 2 also syncs perfectly with your existing low-frequency RFID cards and fobs. To further simplify the admin experience, we’ve enabled admins to enroll and assign legacy cards (e.g., HID Prox) from the Kisi web dashboard.


Wiegand cloud migration ROI

Migrating your Wiegand access control to the cloud means you’ll see many short-term and long-term benefits. For starters, you get to save by keeping your existing readers, credentials, cables, and locks, which are more than half of the initial investment. You’re also saving on contractors considering the ease of installation.

The ability for the access control system to scale alongside your business that Kisi provides means you’re ready for future growth. Your controllers are secure with 24/7 support and regular over-the-air updates. Kisi’s numerous integrations and open API can open the door for seamless integration with the tech you already have or will upgrade.

The final return on investment (ROI) depends on many individual factors. For a general assessment, take a look at our Controller Pro 2 ROI document. Or contact us to learn more about your specific case.

Ready for Kisi’s Wiegand compatible access control system?

Upgrading to the cloud is a no-brainer with the Wiegand compatible Kisi Controller Pro 2. You can get ready for the future, whether it’s global or hybrid, advance your security and manage your doors remotely. No need to replace your existing Wiegand readers, cables, locks, or credentials. Contact Kisi to experience seamless modern access control.

Vera Eftimovska

Senior Content Strategist at Kisi, eager to craft the next access control story. Connecting people and spaces with person-centered yet reliable, data-based security content.

Save time. Enhance security.

Modernize your access control with remote management and useful integrations.

Save time.

Enhance security.

Modernize your access control with remote management and useful integrations.

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  • Connect with a Kisi expert in 24 hours

  • Get a tailored solution for your use case

  • Start unlocking with Kisi in a matter of days

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