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Connect to the internet

If you want to connect your Kisi devices to the internet over Wifi, you'll need to run a BlinkUp on them. With BlinkUp, you transmit your wired or wireless network credentials to the Kisi Controller and Readers.


Kisi devices are pre-configured at the factory to exclusively use Ethernet. If Ethernet is the only connectivity option you wish to use, you do not need to perform a BlinkUp. BlinkUps are only required if you need to configure Wifi credentials, no longer wish to use Wifi, or have previously cleared the settings.

There are three use cases for running a BlinkUp:

  • Connect over Wifi & Ethernet: if your device does not have Ethernet, this will only set up Wifi. Ethernet, if available, will be the preferred connection for your device.
  • Connect over Ethernet only: if you've been using Ethernet out-of-the-box, but configured Wifi in between, you have to blink-up your devices to go back to Ethernet.
  • Clear configuration: reset your Kisi device's internet connection settings. If you are having trouble connecting your Kisi device to the internet, try clearing these settings first.


  • Physical access to the Kisi device
  • The Kisi mobile app (iOS or Android)

Use the tabs below to precisely locate the BlinkUp sensor and the status LED both on your controller and readers.

Controller Pro 1


During BlinkUp, your phone screen will rapidly flash. Make sure you always blink-up with the screen facing away from you and towards the device being configured, especially if you suffer from a medical condition that makes you susceptible to strobing light.

  1. Confirm that the status LED in the Kisi device is blinking. If it is not, restart the device.
  2. Sign in to Kisi on mobile, and click on Settings
  3. Click on Admin Dashboard
  4. Select Connect Kisi Devices
  5. Click OK, Let's Get Started
  6. Select your use case (Connect over Wifi and Ethernet, Connect over Ethernet only, or Clear device connection).

Note: If you select the Connect over Wifi and Ethernet use case, you will be prompted to select the Wifi network and enter the password. You can also connect your devices to Wifi using WPS.

  1. Click on Start BlinkUp Now and you will see a 3 seconds countdown
  2. Hold your phone screen to the BlinkUp sensor in the Kisi device to begin the process
  3. Your phone screen will rapidly flash between maximum and minimum brightness at a fixed rate. Once it ends, your phone will vibrate.

Once the BlinkUp is completed, check your Kisi mobile app for status confirmation. For a successful BlinkUp, the status LED on the reader has to shine in a solid green for three seconds right after the BlinkUp sequence ends. Otherwise, please repeat the process.

BlinkUp failed?

Check out our Help Space for more information on what can cause BlinkUp to fail. For more information on BlinkUp codes, please refer to our reference article on BlinkUps.

On to the next step

Congratulations, your Kisi hardware is now all set and ready to be configured.