The Brooklyn Access Startup: Kisi

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Apr 12, 2016

Straight from the hipster startup hotbed of Brooklyn comes a new IP access control system.  And if the tough streets of NYC do not offer enough credibility, Kisi also claims German engineering:

True to startup form, the company offers big claims like 'remote access control, compatible with any door', even those currently equipped with intercoms or other access systems.

But how does it work? In this note, we examine Kisi, its strengths, and weaknesses.

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Reader *********

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Integrator/Installer *******

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Market ******

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Comments (13)

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