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Wire the reader

As the reader is an essential component of the Kisi access control system, it's imperative to ensure that it's wired correctly. Follow the instructions below based on your reader type.

The Kisi Reader Pro 2.0 requires access to both power (Power over Ethernet or auxiliary) and the internet (Ethernet and Wi-Fi).


The way the reader receives power (Power over Ethernet, or auxiliary) does not affect the reader's ability to use Ethernet and Wi-Fi for internet connectivity – it will use Ethernet and Wi-Fi independent of power source.

Using Power over Ethernet (PoE) for power

The Kisi Reader is a Power over Ethernet (PoE) based access control reader compliant with the IEEE 802.3af standard. It operates on standard Power over Ethernet voltage: 44-57 volts direct current (VDC).

For Power over Ethernet wiring, please connect a CAT6 or newer cable to the connector at the end of the reader's pigtails.

Using low voltage

To connect the reader to the power supply using the two low voltage wires, please follow these steps:

  1. Identify the red and the black wire of the reader
  2. Identify the two wires of your power supply: 12 volts direct current (+ IN) and ground (- GND)
  3. Connect the red wire of the reader to the 12 volts direct current (+ IN) on the power supply
  4. Connect the black wire of the reader to the ground (- GND) on the power supply

As an alternative to the power supply, the reader can be powered by low voltage from the controller itself, if there are unused relays.


Never connect both Power over Ethernet and two low voltage wires at the same time to the reader. The Reader Pro 2 must be powered over either PoE or two low voltage wires.

On to the next step

  • If you want to connect Allegion Wireless Locks to your Kisi environment, you can set it up in the next step.
  • If now you want to connect your Kisi devices to the internet over Wi-Fi, it's time to do the BlinkUp in the next step.
  • If you'll be using Ethernet, you can jump directly to setting up your Kisi account.