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Kisi Reader Pro 2

The Kisi Reader Pro 2 is Kisi’s second Pro generation access control reader for organizations of any size wishing to provide modern access control solutions to their members.

The user experience is simple yet effective: whenever a user presents an NFC card or a smartphone to the reader, information about the credential is transmitted to the Kisi Controller through the cloud or the local network. The Kisi Reader provides visual feedback through an LED circle, its colors differing depending on the result of the unlock attempt.

Key features

  • Credentials: Physical (LF/RFID, HF/NFC) and mobile (BLE, NFC)
  • Users: Unlimited (depending on license)
  • Cloud management: Cloud-based web app with cloud updates and potential local cache
  • Updates: Over-the-air (OTA) updates that complete within seconds
  • Offline support: Fully encrypted and authenticated offline support for both cards and phones
  • Feedback: Audio-visual feedback for unlock and other events
  • Security: Secure boot, Secure OTA, secure memory and secure connectivity
  • Ingress protection: all-weather proof, waterproof


  • MotionSense-enabled
  • Android and iOS smartphones (BLE, NFC)
  • High frequency (HF/NFC) encrypted Kisi cards, fobs and tags
  • Low frequency (LF/RFID) cards, fobs and tags:
    • HID H10301 (26-bit card)
    • HID H10302 (37-bit card)
    • HID H10304 (37-bit card)
    • HID Corporate 1000 (35-bit card)

For any card formats not listed above, please contact Kisi Support.

Power connectivity

  • PoE
  • Low voltage (12-24 volts of direct current)

Power consumption

  • PoE Class 2 powered device with 6.49 watts maximum power consumption
  • Maximum 0.5 amperes at 12 volts of direct current
  • Maximum 0.25 amperes at 24 volts of direct current
  • Idle power consumption less than 3 watts


  • 125 kHz
  • 13.56 MHz

Communication and connectivity

  • Internet: Ethernet (PoE supported), Wifi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • LF/RFID, HF/NFC read range: Up to 0.75 in (1.9 cm)
  • BLE tap-to-unlock range: Up to 0.75 in (1.9 cm)

To connect the Kisi Reader Pro 2 to the internet, please consider the following two hardware features: a receiver that receives network credentials, and a status indicator that visualizes a reader's connectivity status.

  • BlinkUp receiver: receives wired and wireless network (Wifi) credentials transmitted from mobile devices encoded through changes (increases and decreases) in the mobile device's screen brightness. For most Ethernet setups, BlinkUp will not be needed as readers can just be plugged in and connect automatically.
  • BlinkUp status indicator: indicates the reader's connectivity status through a multi-color LED.

For more information on connecting Kisi devices to the internet, please refer to Get Started - Connect to the internet. For more information on BlinkUp, please refer to the BlinkUp article.


As an internet protocol based access control system, Kisi does not require controllers and readers to be directly wired to each other. However, controllers and readers must be on the same local network for optimum performance, including offline support. Should local network communications be unavailable, controllers and readers will communicate through the internet.


  • Unlock status indicator on the front of the reader
    • White: the reader is on/offline and ready to process an unlock
    • Green: access granted
    • Red: access denied
  • Connectivity status indicator
    • Amber: the reader is ready to be connected to a network
    • Green: the reader is connected to a network
    • Red: connection failed
  • Bluetooth connection
    • Solid blue: Bluetooth is failing
  • Door assignment status
    • Bright white: the reader is assigned to a door
    • Dim white: the reader is not assigned to any door
  • Intrusion detection
    • Blue and red: intrusion detection has been triggered
  • Offline mode
    • Blinking red: the credential presented while the device is offline is not in the cache
    • Green: access granted
  • Card enrollment
    • Fading blue: the reader is in enrollment mode

Dimensions, color, material

  • Height: 4.84 in (12.3 cm)
  • Width: 1.97 in (5.0 cm)
  • Depth: 0.61 in (1.5 cm)
  • Color: black

Optional backplate:

  • Height: 5.83 in (14.8 cm)
  • Width: 2.95 in (7.5 cm)
  • Depth: 0.12 in (3 cm)
  • Color: black

Environmental specifications

  • Operating temperature: –4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
  • Storage temperature: –4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)

Controller compatibility

  • Kisi Controller Pro 1
  • Kisi Controller Pro 2


  • FCC
  • CE
  • RCM


  • Ships with an aluminum mounting frame
  • Can be mounted both on LV1 Mounting Bracket and on metallic profile

Tamper detection

The Kisi Reader Pro 2 is equipped with a magnetic sensor that detects if the reader is removed from the wall. Removal should not occur during normal operations, as it indicates tampering. Whenever tampered with, the reader will send a tamper event to the Kisi Cloud. Additionally, if the door assigned to the reader is part of an intrusion detection zone, the zone will turn on its alarm.

The sensor can be enabled or disabled through the web dashboard.