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Mobile phone access control essentially works in two ways:
1. The unlock is being sent via WiFi or cell signal to a cloud server. The unlock could be triggered by a Bluetooth or NFC beacon which tells the phone that it is positioned in front of the door.
2. In the other case the unlock signal is sent via Bluetooth or NFC through the reader. This avoids slow WiFi or bad connection in front of the door. It also provides excellent speed and security.
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Kisi's mobile access credentials are built for security paired with user experience: There is no need for the user to pair or download credentials. The user can just log in and everything is ready to use, just like mobile banking.
When the authorized user approaches the door, he can just hold his phone to the wall reader and without opening the App, the unlock signal is being sent. For the user it behaves exactly the same way as a keycard.
Once the unlock request has been verified by the cloud server, the user will receive a notification that the door has unlocked. If the door should not unlock, the notification will give the reasoning, e.g. an expired permission.
Once the user walks through the door, the unlock event from the bluetooth access control reader is recorded along with the door opening event.
Sharing mobile enabled keys or access rights is simple with Kisi.
Authorize user email via Kisi Dashboard
The user receives a notification email from Kisi and downloads the Kisi App.
After signing up with their email, the user sees the access rights in their mobile wallet.
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No, the phone just needs any type of internet connectivity in the case it is configured as mobile only unlock. If there is a reader that can read secure and encrypted phone communications like the Kisi Reader Pro, in some cases no internet connectivity is required.
There is no pairing required, it works instantly. What you are used to from your home Bluetooth speaker is not the case for the Kisi Bluetooth access control reader. It's just you need to have Bluetooth turned on - Kisi does the magic.
Most people use iPhone or Androids. Some people also use the link access should they opt to use a different smartphone platform such as Linux or Blackberry.
Kisi uses NFC technology on Android and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology on iPhone. All modern iPhones have NFC compatibility so we'll most likely enable this in the future at one point as well.
It's typically faster than you can reach the door handle. We require the user to hold the phone just like a keycard to the reader and from there it's just a matter of milliseconds till the door unlocks.
There is always an analog way of backup to get in the door. Just like there is coins as alternative to Apple Pay or credit cards.