Smart locks use an electromechanical lock system to perform the locking and unlocking functions on a door. Smart locks typically feature deadbolt attachment hardware and basic software that’s installed manually.
Reporting and analytics
Integration with video surveillance
For the untrained eye, Kisi and traditional smart locks are similar solutions. In both cases, you have fancy hardware that gives you an additional layer of control in your facility. The similarities, however, end there. Kisi’s depth in features makes it a much more sophisticated and efficient system for the majority of use cases.
The advantage of Kisi over smart locks is its powerful technology. The Kisi software gives you full control over who accesses where and when (this is fully customizable with alerts, time restrictions and remote access control). Kisi allows your company to build dashboards, create a reporting system and to integrate access control with the rest of your security system and program stack.
Kisi can be installed on almost any entry point, including glass doors in meeting rooms, storefront doors, gates or elevators. The only requirement being that an electronic lock is in place.
Kisi integrates with all types of electronic locks, so you won’t need to replace your existing system. That means no time and money wasted installing a new lock!
Due to their battery-saving design, wireless locks are often very slow in responding to your input. Kisi uses Bluetooth or NFC to unlock your door in milliseconds.
Being a wired solution, Kisi never has battery issues and you never have to worry about battery performance-related issues. Using a wired solution also prevents you from having issues of interference between the lock and the central getaway used to communicate with the hardware.
Wireless locks are usually made by lock manufacturers, while software and credentials are made by a third party. Kisi is a complete solution, which ensures that everything works perfectly together.