Commercial Smart Locks for Businesses

Kisi Smart Locks

An electromechanical lock is designed to perform locking and unlocking operations on a door. Smart locks, like the traditional locks, need two main parts to work: the lock and the key. Take a look at how Kisi's technology compares to traditional residential smart locks on the market.

Kisi is a better alternative to commercial smart locks because access can be managed from anywhere. While the Kevo, Salto, August, and Schlage smart locks are all intended for residential use, Kisi is a commercial remote door lock control system intended for office and large-scale use. Below is a head-to-head comparison between WiFi smart door locks and Kisi's keyless solution.

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Comparisons & Requirements

Kisi Access Control

Kisi Reader

Smart Locks

Smart Locks

Control Specifics

  • Controller Hardware
  • Technology Agnostic
  • Commercial Market
  • Deadbolt Attachment
  • Mostly Bluetooth-enabled
  • Consumer Market

Integration Requirements

  • Integrated Installation
  • Customizable Software for Users Need
  • Do-It-Yourself Installation
  • Fixed Software

Use Cases

  • Unlimited Use Number
  • Central Dashboard Management
  • Included Customer Support
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  • Friends Only
  • Basic In-App Management Functions
  • FAQ and Online Tutorials
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Using Kisi as an alternative for the following brands:


Kisi Lock
  • Smartphone unlock
  • Technology agnostic (all platforms)
  • Touch screen access
  • Best for high-traffic offices and renters
  • Unlimited use number & access sharing
  • Included customer support
  • Does not require heavy deadbolt installations
  • Customized & clear pricing plans for customers


Kevo Lock vs Kisi
  • Touch-to-open lock
  • Best for residential use


Lockitron Lock vs Kisi
  • Smartphone unlock
  • Fast install without need for locksmiths
  • Best for renters
  • Hardware dependent
  • Requires heavy deadbolt installations
  • Might result in high costs for customers


August vs Kisi Lock
  • Smartphone unlock
  • Bluetooth syncing (iPhone or Android)
  • Touch screen access
  • Hands-free option
  • Restricted sharing of access

Alternative to August smart locks:

The August lock uses your smartphone to unlock the door. It syncs with iPhone or Android via Bluetooth (so it's a Bluetooth-enabled lock). You can use touch screen instead of a key to access the space: Press the button and the door unlocks. It also has a great hands-free option, which allows you to unlock automatically once you reach the door. Sharing access to visitors on a time restriction or repeated basis is easy and can enable full control of your doors.  As an alternative, you can use Kisi for access control in your residential or commercial space. Kisi works best in high-traffic places; often coworking spaces, startups, and businesses with a large range of employee schedules.

Compare Kevo smart locks to Kisi:

The UniKey powered Kwikset Kevo is the only true touch-to-open smart lock. It requires no interaction with your phone and provides hassle-free keyless entry. It's great in residential-use cases, but not for commercial.

Kisi as an alternative to Lockitron:

Lockitron brings you keyless access to your smartphone device. Lockitron lets you instantly grant family, friends and guests access to your home from anywhere in the world using your internet-enabled smartphone. It installs in seconds over your current deadbolt without the need for a locksmith - renters can use Lockitron, too, since you don't need to change your keys. Kisi utilizes a similar concept of remote access control, without all the hardware. Lockitron requires heavy deadbolt installations, which can result in high costs to customers. KISI is a lightweight alternative to Lockitron and only uses electric strikes and technology not visible at your front door.

Other smart lock providers:

Salto, Candy House, Kwikset, OKIDOKEYS, HAVEN, Poly-Control, Schlage, Unikey Technologies, Yale

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