Set Time-Based Access Restrictions With Kisi

From self-expiring access to setting time restriction windows, Kisi simplifies how you grant access to your space.

Time-Based Access

Restrict how Users Access Your Space

With Kisi you can set time restrictions for access permissions such as recurring events, meaning that you can select which users have access on specific days and on specific hours or as a single event. This gives admins the highest degree of control while allowing them to set such restrictions in only a few seconds.

How Does This Work for Day Passes and one Time Guests?

Similarly to the way admins set time restrictions for regular users, it is also possible to share access via web links. Users do not need to download the Kisi app, but can simply click on the link and unlock the door. You can set such links to be valid for a limited period of time and only for certain doors.

Time-based restrictions for users or doors

Setting Time Restrictions for Multiple Users at Once

Time restrictions allow you to specify access options but of course you don’t need to set restrictions for each user. You can apply restrictions to a specific door or to a specific group of users, and it will automatically be applied to all relevant users.

For instance, if your cleaning staff needs access to the office once a week during certain hours, you can set restrictions for that group and control who will be added or removed from it and when restrictions apply.

Cases Where Temporary Access is Necessary

Not all offices consist solely of employees and managers who come in and out every day at the same time. From one-time visitors to contractors and consultants, there are several situations where a user may need access to the space, but they are unlikely to need access in the future. Granting them permanent access may pose a security risk or simply be an oversight that will cost time and money for your IT team in the future.

Web Link Access

Assigning keys with Web Link Access means a person can access your space even if they do not download the Kisi mobile app. For example, a visitor who only needs to be on the premises for one day or even just a few hours won’t have to spend time downloading and registering in the Kisi app and communicating back and forth with the IT team. This feature means that an administrator can simply add the visitor’s email to their member list, and the app will send that person a web link that will open in the browser of their smartphone. The temporary visitor can use the unlock toggle from there.

While self-expiring visitor passes are perfect for one-time visitors, it’s best to leave out this option for everyday Kisi users. For employees and regular visitors, the app is the most convenient and secure way to access the premises.

visitor access link kisi

Validity Dates

When you issue a key in the Kis app, there is an option to select “Validity Dates”. This means that you can choose when a user’s key becomes active and inactive.

You can easily issue a key to someone for a month, a day, or even an hour. When the Validity Date period begins, your user can use his or her key to enter your space. The minute this period expires, your user’s access is automatically revoked.


Web Links and Validity Dates can be used in tandem to manage your temporary visitors without having to worry about full onboarding them as a Kisi user. For IT managers and your security team, this is a quick solution that takes almost no training and very little time. Self-expiring visitor badges save time and resources for busy offices and facilities of all shapes and sizes.

For detailed instructions and videos on how to grant temporary access or use validity dates, click here.

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