Integrate Your Contactless Credit Card With Kisi

Integrate your contactless credit card with Kisi to unlock Kisi-secured doors and save the hassle of carrying an extra key card.

Purpose of Integration

Contactless credit cards are credit and debit cards that contain a contactless NFC chip and radio frequency (RFID) antenna. Simply by waving your card over a Kisi reader, radio frequencies and a one-time code produced by the reader will enable the user to access the locked area. If your credit/debit/bank card has a "tap to pay" feature, then it can be used to unlock Kisi doors using NFC technology. 

By syncing your contactless credit card with Kisi, you can use the same card to enter Kisi-secured facilities with ease - no need for an extra key card or fob. 

Note: You may have concerns about the security of your card details. Kisi readers are not enabled to read this data. When you enable your bank card to unlock Kisi readers, all you are sharing with Kisi is a string of characters representing a unique NFC ID for your card, and nothing more.


To enable this new feature, simply follow the flow described in the following image.

Contactless payment is one of the primary applications in the emerging NFC technology landscape. NFC, meaning near-field-communication, is enabled by small computer chips (called microchips) in the relevant cards and readers, that use short-wave radio frequencies to transmit data over very short distances (limited to a couple of inches). The data packages themselves are nothing more than sequences of bits, and these can represent any number of things, from credit card details, as here, to transit documentation, as in the NFC transit cards used in many cities (like London's Oyster card).

However, as with most data in the world today, this data is encrypted, meaning that any short-wave radio receiver can't interpret it and steal data. With bank cards, the details relevant to your bank account are highly encrypted, and to interpret it, the device that you are tapping to pay has to be able to decode this data, and this is only possible if it has been approved and manufactured for such use by the bank itself.

Kisi readers are, naturally, not enabled to read this data. When you enable your bank card to unlock Kisi readers, all you are sharing with Kisi is a string of characters representing a unique NFC ID for your card, and nothing more. Thus, when you approach your bank card to the Kisi reader, it will recognize it as an enabled card, but will not receive any more data than this.

Benefits 

  • Unlock Kisi-secured doors without needing to carry around an extra key card
  • Activate your contactless credit card on Kisi in a couple of steps

Requirements

  • A contactless credit card
  • Android phone
  • Kisi Pass
  • Kisi Account

Contactless payment is one of the primary applications in the emerging NFC technology landscape. NFC, meaning near-field-communication, is enabled by small computer chips (called microchips) in the relevant cards and readers, that use short-wave radio frequencies to transmit data over very short distances (limited to a couple of inches). The data packages themselves are nothing more than sequences of bits, and these can represent any number of things, from credit card details, as here, to transit documentation, as in the NFC transit cards used in many cities (like London's Oyster card).

However, as with most data in the world today, this data is generally encrypted, meaning that it's not the case that any short-wave radio receiver can interpret it and steal your data. Most saliently with bank cards, the details relevant to your bank account are highly encrypted, and to interpret it, the device that you are tapping to pay has to be able to decode this data, and this is only possible if it has been approved and manufactured for such use by the bank itself.

Kisi readers are, naturally, not enabled to read this data. When you enable your bank card to unlock Kisi readers, all you are sharing with Kisi is a string of characters representing a unique NFC ID for your card, and nothing more. Thus, when you approach your bank card to the Kisi reader, it will recognize it as an enabled card, but will not receive any more data than this.

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