Export Access and Security Events from the Kisi Dashboard
The events page in the Kisi Dashboard allows you to see the 100 most recent events. You can use advanced filters to narrow down those results. For larger audits use the export feature. Using the “request export” button you can download a .csv file with the last 10,000 events. The event log will not only include unlock events, but also other types of events such as access sharing from an admin or doors forced open.
Common Use Cases
The export feature is fundamental for security audits and potential incident investigations. By empowering admins to easily audit access events, we make sure that your organization has full control over the facility, both under normal circumstances and when additional auditing is required. Other common use cases include a better understanding of space utilization by analyzing the most commonly accessed doors.
How to Review Unlock Events with Kisi
To quickly review unlock events, administrators can access their event logs in just two simple steps from their Kisi dashboard, from a desktop or mobile phone. Step 1: Go to “Settings” in the Kisi app or from a desktop. Step 2: Navigate to Events. The dashboard will show the last 100 events (both locks and unlocks) to take place at that particular door.
But of course, 100 events is not so much information in the context of a busy office or place where people are constantly going in and out. Perhaps someone on your IT team was notified that the office was unlocked on a weekend when the place is usually empty. A few days later there may have been several hundred or even thousands of unlocks depending on how busy the location is. Luckily Kisi has an easy solution for this.
To go farther back in the access point’s event history, administrators can export the last 10,000 with the Request Export button. This will download the events in a .csv file that can be easily sorted and filtered by your trained staff or managers.
Every entry in the event logs comes with a timestamp and the user who performed the unlock/lock. Kisi’s export logs can also include when an administrator shares access with new users.
Forced Open Door Alerts
The beauty of IP access control lies in the flexibility gained through the sensors and advanced software that make things easier on the security team. Along with event export logs, Kisi reporting includes alerts when the door or access point has been forced open. This is specifically for locations that have a contact sensor installed (on windows, doors, and even safes for example). In the Kisi app, this will appear as a push notification for administrators.
To learn more about exporting event logs and how to set up notifications for unlock events, follow the step-by-step tutorial in this article.