Installation

Installing the Kisi Reader

The Kisi Reader is an optional addition to the Kisi system. It uses Bluetooth to activate the Kisi mobile app on your smartphone to trigger an unlock, allowing you to simply tap your phone on the Reader like a keycard to enter your space. There are two versions of the Kisi Reader. The Wireless version […]

Wiring a door to remain open indefinitely

Sometimes, an office will need their doors to remain unlocked during certain periods of the day. In those cases, you can wire the circuit to include a special relay on the Kisi access control board: the bi-stable relay. This is only available in the Kisi Basic. It will be a feature in the Kisi Pro […]

Install on an existing access control system with a fail safe lock

If there is an existing access control system in place, you will need to wire Kisi into the existing circuit in a series configuration, as shown in the diagram below. You will have to run wires from the existing circuit into the Normally Closed and Common ports on the Kisi system. With this, power will […]

Install on an existing access control system with a fail secure lock

Kisi should be installed in parallel to the existing access control system. The red wires in the diagram above run from the Normally Open and Common ports on the Kisi Gateway into the same ports on the existing system. This way, power will be sent to the lock via either access control board, depending on […]

Installing Kisi on a fail safe electric lock

A Fail-Safe Electronic Lock usually refers to a magnetic lock or an electric strike with a fail-safe configuration. Wiring You will have to install wires that run from the door lock to a power supply. You will then have to run wires from both the power supply and the electric lock to the Common and Normally […]

Installing Kisi on a fail secure electric lock

Wiring Install wires that run from the door strike to a power supply. Once done, run wires from both the power supply and the electric lock to the Common and Normally Open ports on the dry contact relay, as shown in the diagram above. That way, power will be sent to the lock when an […]

Powering electric locks

Electric locks are typically powered by 12 or 24 volts. It is important to note which voltage your particular locks need. There are two options for powering your electric locks: Dry Contact The first option is powering by dry contact. This means that each lock has its own external power supply. This power supply will […]

What kind of wire should I use?

Most electronic locks only need 12 or 24 volts to operate. So, you only need low voltage cable. Typically, Cat5e or Cat6 cable is the best option. You may also use a higher gauge of wire, but it is not required.

Does Kisi Pro provide power to locks?

Yes, the Kisi Pro Controller can be used to power your electronic locks by wiring the locks with wet contact. However, you can only pull up to 4 Amps through the board in total. Any amount of current above 4 Amp would damage the board and make it unusable. Once again: the Kisi Pro can handle up to […]

How to power Kisi Pro

Power The Kisi Pro is powered using an external power source. A power adapter will come together with the Kisi Pro Controller. On one  end of the adaptor, you will find a green plastic module with 2 wires running into it; a red and a black wire. This module is to be plugged into the input on the Kisi […]

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