Access control for educational institutions

Protect students and staff by immediately responding to threats with remote access control including lockdown options.

Create a safer learning environment

Improve physical security and increase retention with Kisi’s access management. Reduce risks to your property, students, or staff and immediately lockdown spaces with the click of a button in Kisi’s mobile app. Through our cloud-based access control, you can remotely manage all entry points through a single dashboard.

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Protect students and staff

Upgrade to a modern physical access control solution that integrates with existing badge readers, security cameras or school safety platform. Restrict access and track everyone entering and exiting your spaces. Quickly lockdown entire faculties in an emergency with our cloud-based access management or from Kisi’s mobile admin app.

Student- and staff-friendly access

Have the freedom to move away from keys, fobs, and cards and enter the digital world with mobile credentials synchronized to your member management in Azure or Google. Onboard users in an instant by assigning access rights to their smartphones via Kisi’s user-friendly access control dashboard. Simplify visitor management by sending quick access links to their mobile device.

Streamline security operations

Create a security operations plan that works autonomously by setting up automatic lock and alarm scheduling that controls doors 24/7 to ensure your facility is always protected. Schedule door open and close times for school hours and special events. Override schedules for public holidays, teacher-parent conferences, or continuous learning days and put the doors in “away” mode when no one is on site

Made to keep students safe.

Kisi access control helps you keep your students and staff safe. Our platform’s intrusion detection and remote monitoring capabilities allow you to respond quickly to events and take countermeasures such as lockdowns or posting alerts to your internal escalation system. Kisi access control isn’t just about security. It’s also about streamlining your access management. Our user-friendly dashboard enables you to assign access rights to various user groups and change unlock settings to accommodate alternating schedules. Download our PDF for a neat overview of what you will get while keeping your students, faculty, and campus safe with Kisi.

Access control specialized for your field


High schools and colleges

Universities and campus

Remote and e-learning

Daycare and Pre-K

Education safety platforms

All-in-one solution

Kisi's sturdy hardware and user-friendly software work in perfect harmony to enhance the security of your spaces. Remotely manage your spaces, streamline operations, and stay compliant while enjoying mobile unlocks.

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Introducing Kisi x Apple

Enable seamless mobile access with Apple Wallet

As a certified Apple partner, Kisi combines the ease-of-use and security of Apple Wallet with Kisi’s enhanced access control.

Want to keep your existing access system? We can integrate.

Kisi enhances existing access systems without having to replace existing locks, card readers, wiring, and credentials. Our open standards allow for seamless integration with leading school PACS systems.

Explore our ever-growing integration library that works with your industry

Get a better ROI by migrating to Kisi

Kisi allows for a cost-efficient upgrade to cloud-based security with zero downtime. Download our ROI document to learn more.

Explore the latest education security trends

Keep your security up to date. Discover the latest security news and resources to stay on top of important trends.

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Read more about enhancing the security of your educational institution.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of what you get from Kisi access control.

Maximize your security

Robust access control

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    Gain more control over who accesses your spaces. Set custom access rights for students, staff, or visitors. See access events and get intrusion alerts in real-time.

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    Incorporate 2FA (two-factor authentication) to better protect against thefts and breaches. Integrate Kisi with your contact sensors, alarms, and cameras.

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    Apply security standards to all your educational facilities. Manage access levels based on the security needs of different spaces.

Streamline operations

User-friendly software

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    Efficiently manage multiple classrooms, buildings, and security levels from one dashboard.

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    Remotely lock and unlock specific doors or entire locations. Schedule automatic locks to match school hours or to accommodate special events like career fairs or performances.

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    Save time by sending temporary access links that act as visitor passes. Send a digital key to a visitor’s smartphone in a few clicks.

Sync and scale with your stack

Connect with integrations

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    Minimize security threats and keep up to date with frequent student and staff changes by connecting Kisi with SCIM.

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    Use Kisi with your SSO provider of choice, like Okta, OneLogin, or JumpCloud, to enable simplified user management and compliance audits.

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    Integrate security cameras, data analytics tools, visitor systems, and education-specific software to enjoy more control with less manual overhead.

Future-proof your security

Built for reliability and durability

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    Perform swift security audits and investigate incidents like forced entries and unauthorized access.

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    Increase scalability and avoid vulnerabilities with Kisi’s over-the-air (OTA) updates that allow functionality even when your network is down.

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    Global, remote, and seamless access management at your fingertips. Upgrade your access control system at your own pace with migration options.

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Kisi & Spot AI integration


The Kisi and Spot AI integration allows customers to seamlessly monitor access control by connecting Kisi event data with Spot AI’s video footage.


Frequently asked questions

  • The Kisi system combines hardware and software to deliver an unparalleled access control experience. The system includes:

    ◾ Hardware (Kisi Reader Pro, Kisi Controller Pro Series)

    ◾ Software (Kisi Cloud Management)

    ◾ Unlock methods (Kisi App, Kisi Access Cards, Kisi Fobs, Kisi Stickers)

  • Yes, Kisi enables you to migrate your access control at your own pace. You can install the complete all-in-one solution or keep your old readers, wiring, and credentials and gradually migrate your old system to Kisi. You can start by replacing your controllers with the Kisi Controller Pro 2 to enjoy Kisi’s cloud-based system and benefits. With this option, you can still manage all your locations from a single pane of glass, enhance your security and minimize maintenance costs.

  • Besides the mobile app, tap to unlock, and MotionSense, Kisi offers different ways to unlock doors with physical credentials.

    ◾ Kisi cards (Kisi Passes), tags, and fobs

    ◾ Third-party NFC credentials

    ◾ Third-party RFID credentials

    To ensure your security, cards that are not NFC standards compliant and not supported by Kisi Readers.

    Kisi supports many legacy key cards, so you can keep your old credentials when migrating to Kisi. Contact our team for specific info.

  • Access links allow one-time users, visitors, and temporary staff to unlock doors in your place without signing up for a Kisi account or downloading the mobile app. You can simply send the link via email to the person that needs temporary access. They can unlock the doors they have been granted access to by clicking the link. For better security, set validity dates to specify the period the access link will be active.

  • You can easily set up different access rights and timescales for various groups to better secure restricted areas. For instance, you can allow only certain personnel to enter a faculty during their specific shifts. Kisi also helps you prevent unauthorized staff access to high-security areas through two-factor authentication. For example, people have to unlock their phone using biometrics to confirm their identity before tapping the Kisi app to unlock.

  • All integrations listed on our integration page work out of the box with all plans. The only exception is the SSO provider integrations, which are limited to our Enterprise plan.

    As the access control provider with the most integrations in the market, we roll out new ones regularly to improve your experience and streamline your processes.

  • Kisi has an in-house support team that is always ready to help you regardless of the plan you choose. To complement our support, you can also utilize our extensive product documentation and access our support and academy resources filled with materials, how-to guides, and suggestions to get the most out of your Kisi products and execute the perfect setup.

The highest-rated access control solution on the market