Cloud Access Control

A physical access control system that is designed from the ground up to connect doors to the cloud.

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What is Cloud Access Control?

cloud based access control

A cloud native door control provides centralized management, visibility and control without the cost and complexity of traditional physical access systems.

Kisi's products are built from the ground up for the cloud management and scale - they come out of the box with centralized management, real time updates, cloud wiring, diagnostics and much, much more.

Kisi devices can be rapidly deployed without training or proprietary command line interfaces, let alone expensive certifications.

How cloud door access works

Deploy one and scale to infinity.

cloud door controller

Kisi's products are built for cloud management and scale - they come out of the box with centralized management, real time updates, Cloud Wiring™, diagnostics and much, much more.

wiring diagram access control

Door controllers and card or phone readers are deployed at your facility by a Kisi licensed technician. Devices are enrolled via a web-based access control dashboard.

web-based access control

You have complete visibility and control over your facility and doors over the web. Configure thousands of devices, on- and off-board employees and view reports with a few clicks.

cloud door control

Tasks such as updating devices or vacation settings are automated by the cloud.

Secure IoT Architecture

Kisi's IoT architecture requires any device to talk through your firewall first.
No unauthorized device to device communication on legacy protocols.
See wiring diagrams in our "How it works" section.

cloud access panel

Kisi controller is installed in the IT / communications room.

IP reader

Kisi reader is installed
at the door.

cloud locks

The doors has pre-existing electrified locks or they are installed by certified Kisi-installer

Compatible with:

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Key Benefits

  • Rapid deployment with self-provisioning hardware

  • Self managed devices with self-optimizing OS

  • Multi-Site Management

  • Future proof technology

  • Seamless over-the-air updates and ongoing feature delivery

Common Questions about the Kisi Architecture

Are Kisi's readers connected to the control panel?

Kisi's architecture makes sure any device first talkes to your firewall. This is why there is no direct connection between the reader and control panel, so it's physically impossible to directly talk to the panel without getting blocked by the firewall.

Would my existing cards work with Kisi readers?

If you are using NFC cards, yes, Kisi readers will work with your existing cards. Otherwise we have a secure way of enabling your cards, please contact us for more information.

Is Kisi's product future proof?

All our devices are cloud first. This means that complexity is off-loaded to software. The remaining hardware is so essential that most of its components will never be replaced, such as relays.

How scaleable is the system?

We've built the system with setup and maintenance in mind. With Kisi products you have the advantage to start with a simple, 1 unit deployment, but are able to scale it up to an unlimited number of devices. Similar to how electric cars don't need gears.

What locks does Kisi work with?

The simple answer is: Anything with a wire works for us. We've never met anyone who runs their internet router on batteries and we wouldn't recommend that for door locks either. That's why we work with electrified mortise or magnetic locks as well as electric strikes, elevators or turnstiles. Our contribution to a "smart lock" is really focussing on the "smart" part.

What cable needs to be pulled to the door?

The readers are running on CAT6 cable. If a low voltage cable is already available, you can utilize that but data connection would be limited to WiFi only.