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Third-party RFID credentials

Please find the supported low-frequency RFID (125 kHz) card types below. While certain types of RFID card types (e.g. HID) exist as high-frequency (13.56 MHz) cards as well, they are not necessarily NFC standards compliant and therefore not supported by Kisi.

  • C15001 KeyScan (36-bit card)
  • EM410x/TK410x (for 26-bit readers)
  • EM410x/TK410x (for 32/34-bit readers)
  • HID H10301 (26-bit card)
  • HID H10302 (37-bit card)
  • HID H10304 (37-bit card)

Not sure what NFC and RFID stand for? Read our concept article to learn about the differences between NFC and RFID credentials.

Assigning low-frequency RFID cards to work with Kisi

Kisi organization administrators can choose between multiple methods to assign third-party low-frequency RFID credentials to work with Kisi. The method used depends on whether they prefer manual assignment or bulk importing.

Manual assignment

Depending on the RFID card type, you must enter different value points: facility code, card code, card ID, OEM, etc.

The following low-frequency RFID credentials can be scanned at a Kisi reader:

  • HID H10301 (26-bit card)
  • HID H10302 (37-bit card)
  • HID H10304 (37-bit card)

You can enroll any third-party low-frequency RFID credential at a Wiegand reader, as long as the Wiegand reader supports the credential type.

Bulk importing

You can bulk import all the above mentioned third-party low-frequency RFID credential types. After you have imported your users into Kisi, choose the CSV template that corresponds to the type of credential you want to enroll and download it. Fill in the necessary information in the required fields, using our CSV format guide below. It's essential to have a separate CSV file for each type of card. Save your CSV file or files with the following naming convention: credential_type_organization_name. Finally, send the saved CSV file or files to your Kisi point of contact.

CSV format guide for bulk importing RFID credentials

Based on which low-frequency RFID card format you want to import into Kisi, you need to add different values to the CSV file. See the table below to learn which values are required for your card format.

Card formatoemfacility_codecard_numbercard_idtwo_factor_pin(optional)
HID H10301 (26-bit card)[0:255][0:65535][0000:9999]
HID H10302 (37-bit card)[0:34359738367][0000:9999]
HID H10304 (37-bit card)[0:65535][0:524287][0000:9999]
C15001 KeyScan (36-bit card)[0:1023][0:255][0:65535][0000:9999]
EM410x/TK410x (for 26-bit)[0:255][0:65535][0000:9999]
EM410x/TK410x (32/34-bit readers)[0:4294967295][0000:9999]

Example: to import HID H10302 37-bit cards, you only need to fill out the card_number field in the CSV. The value can be anything between 0 and 34359738367.

  • oem: The oem (original equipment manufacturer) number is a value assigned by the manufacturer.
  • facility_code: A specific code assigned to a group of keycards, identifying a particular building.
  • card_number: A unique code, assigned to one specific keycard.
  • card_id: A combination of the facility_code and the card_number.
  • two_factor_pin: A security code that is programmed onto a card and is used in conjunction with a two-factor enabled reader for enhanced security.