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.
- 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
- 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)
For any card formats not listed above, please contact Kisi Support.
- Low voltage (12-24 volts of direct current)
- 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), Wi-Fi (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 (Wi-Fi) 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.
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.
Network address specifications
Kisi devices must have internet connectivity and initiate outbound connections only, meaning that no ports have to be open from the outside. Kisi devices will resolve DNS names for the following domains:
For Kisi devices to initiate outbound connections, it is necessary for specific TCP and UDP ports to be allowed through your firewall. Below is a list of specific ports that need to be allowed.
|31314||✓||Initial device-server connection|
|993||✓||Fallback device-server connection|
|443||✓||Fetch device firmware|
|80||✓||Fallback fetch device firmware|
|53||✓||Allow DNS lookups|
A Kisi device will first attempt to connect via TCP port 31314. If this fails, it will attempt to use TCP port 993, which is typically open by default for email traffic. Ports 443 and 80 are used to request and transfer firmware updates. This port is typically open by default for HTTP/HTTPS.
By default, Kisi devices will use whichever DNS server is referenced by the local network’s DHCP server. If that DNS server is external, the firewall must allow access to it through port 53. Wi-Fi- and Ethernet-compatible Kisi devices only make outbound connections, so firewall configuration is only required if the firewall stops outbound connections.
For offline support, Kisi devices will send messages over the local network using the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port 62435.
For more information on network connectivity requirements and troubleshooting, please refer to the Kisi Network Connectivity Guide in our Help Center.
- 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
- Door held open alarm (if enabled)
- Alternating green and yellow
- 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
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
- Height: 5.83 in (14.8 cm)
- Width: 2.95 in (7.5 cm)
- Depth: 0.12 in (3 cm)
- Color: black
- Operating temperature: –4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
- Storage temperature: –4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
- Kisi Controller Pro 1
- Kisi Controller Pro 2
- Ships with an aluminum mounting frame
- Can be mounted both on LV1 Mounting Bracket and on metallic profile
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.