Kisi Access Control System Tested

By Brian Rhodes and John Scanlan, Published Jan 23, 2023, 09:33am EST (Research)

********* ****** * *** *****, *** **** **** "**** ** Brooklyn"********?

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**** ********* ***** ******** (********* *** Reader *** *** ********** ***) *** software ** *** *** **** ** works.

** **** ******, **** ******** **** and *** ** ******** ** ********** tested ***** ****** ******* *********, *********:

  • * *** ********* *** * *** weaknesses
  • *** ********* *** **********
  • ******** ******** *** ********** ********** *****
  • ****** *** *****
  • **** *** *********
  • ***** ***** ***
  • ***** ***********
  • ***** *** ******** ****** ******** *** Verkada
  • ******** ******* *** ********* ************ *****
  • ******* ** ******

**** ** *** ****** ** *** series ** ***** ****** *****. **** and *** **** ** ***** ** our***** ****** ******* ******** - *****, Feenics, ********, ***, ********* *** *** ** ***** ****.

Strengths *******

*** ******* ******* ******* **** *** strengths:

  • ********* ******: ******* ***** **** ****'* '*********' access ****** ****, **** * **** wave ******** *" - *" ****** away. **** **** *** ******* * "hands-free" **** (**** ********), *** *** wave-triggered "*********" ****** ****** **** ** glitches *** *** ********. ** **** than ** ********, ********* ****** ********** correctly ******* ********.
  • **** ***********: ****** ***** *******, **** ******** heatmap/usage ********* ** *** ******* ******* at ** ****, ***** ***** **** even ** ********** *** *** ** by ****** *******.
  • *******-**** ************ *** *****: *** *******, ** *********** ******** issues *** ****** **** ******** *** did *** ********** ******* ******** **** Kisi.
  • *********, ****** *********: *** ***-***** ****** ********** ****** is ********, ******, *** **** *** require ******** ********* ** ****** ********. Kisi's ****** *** ********* *** ****** to ********** **** ***** ************ **** Feenics *** *****.
  • ******** ****: **** ******* ** ************ ** the **, *** **** *** ***** support ** ***** ** *** *******. The ******* ******** ** ***** ****** when ** *******.

Weakness *******

*******, *** ******* ******* *** ********* shortcomings:

  • **** ***** *********** ****: ** ****** *********** ** *******. Video ******* *** ********** **** ******** to ***** ***********, **** ******** *** options - ***** ** *** ******.
  • ******* ******** *******:** ****** *** ****** *** ** Kisi's ********. ****** ***** *********** ***** and ********, **** *** **** *** hardware ******* - * ****** ****** and * **** **********. *** **** systems, *** ******* ******* **** ******** system **** ** ****** ** ********** reader ****** *** ********.
  • ** **** ******: *** **** ***** **** ******** Wiegand *** *** ****, ***** ******** it **** ****-******** ************. **** **** OSDP ****** ** **** *** **** occasionally *********.
  • ******* ***** **********: **** **** ***** ******* ****** events *** ********** ***** ** * specially *********** ***** ****. **** ******* show ***** ******* ** *** **** with * ****** *****, *** **** must ** ****** ***, *** **** is *** ********. **** ***** *** find *** ***** **** ************* * hassle.
  • ******, ******* ****** *****: ** ****** ****** ****** *** found **** ***** ******, ****** ****** are ****** *** ** *** **** attention ** *******.

Good: ********* ******

****'* '*********' ***** ****** ****, *** even ** * ***** *** ******, and ** * ******, * **** waved ** *** ****** *** *** door *******. ** ***** ** *******-**** in ** *****:

Bad: ******* ***** ***********

*** ***** *********** ******** **** ****** are ******* ** ********** ** * **************** -****************.

** ****** *** ******* *********** *** found ***** ******** *** ********* ******** are *** ****** **** ****, *** separate ****** **** ** ********** ** desired. **** ******* **** ***** ****** bookmarked ** ****** ****** *** ***** a ~**-****** ****:

** ******** **** ****'* ****** *** Rhombus ************ **** ********* ** ***** companies, *** ****. ****** *************** ******* integration, **** ******** ** ** **** the ****** ** **** *******.

Bad: ******* ***** *****

***** *** *** *********** ******** ***** OpenSSL (******* ****) ** ****** ************ and ******** ****. **** ******* ************ ** *** **** ****. *** ******* **** *** ******* is ***** *****.

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**** ******* ************ *** **** **** the ********** ***** ** *** ** each ** *** ******* ******** *** a ****** *** *** ****** **** to ** ***** ** *******.

Bad: ******* **** **********

***** ******* ** ******** ** **** events ****** *** ******, ********* *** unlocked ***** **** *** ** **** time.

*******, *** ****, **** ****** **** when *** *** ***** **** *** configured ** ** '************** *****.' ******* being *********** **** *** ********* ********* for ***** ***** ** ***** ***** platforms, **** ******** *********** * **** with *********** ***** ***** ********** ** see **.

** ********* **** ***** **** *****, and **** **** **** **** ** add ********** ******** **** ******* *** policies:

** ***** ** **** ** *** some **** ** ******* *** ******* view ***** **** ******* ****** *** excluded ** **'* **** ********.

Good: **** ***********

**** ****** **** ********* ** *** system *** *********** ** **** *********** reports. ** * ******, **** *** see ***** *** **** **** ******** (heatmaps) *** ******** ******** ****** ****** controlled ******:

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No **** *******

****** **** ***********, **** ***** **** 3rd ***** *******, *** **** *** Wiegand. ****'* ******* ******* ****** ****, but *** ****** ** ************ **** high-security ****.

**** ********* **** ****** ** **** for ****, *** **** *** **** to ****** ** ** ****** *********:

** **** **** *** ******** ** this ***** *** **** (**** **** 3 *** ****). ** **** ****** to *** ***** ****** **** *** if *** *********** ****** *** ** to ********* **’* ** ***** ** do **.

Kisi ********* ********

*** **** ********* ** *** ********** website ***** *****, *************, *** ********** are *********. *** ***** ***** ***** an ******** ** *** **** ********* and ******* ******** *** ********.

*** **** ********* ** ********* *** easy ** ********.

Kisi ****** *** ********

*** **** *** ***** ** *** in *** ********** *** ********* ******, but *** ***** *** ** ****** and ********. ***** *** ******** *** reader *** ***** **** ** ** long ***** ***** ** ****** **** of *** ******.

** *** ***** *****, ** ******* a ******** ******** ** *** **** Mobile *** *** *** ** *** remotely ****** ***** ** *** ******, along **** ********** *** ************** ********.

** ****** * ****, *** ***** must ** ****** ** **** ** the ******. ** ****** ********* **** both ******* *** ********* ***** ** the **** ** ***** ** ****** passing ****** ***** ************ ****** *** door. *** ******* ****** *** ****** did *** ****** *** **** ** accident.

Kisi ***** ***

******* **** *** ***** ***** *** problematic. *** ***** *** ****** ***** to ****** ****-********** ***** **** *** controls.

*******, *** *********** *** ****, **** as *** ***** ***** ** ******* 'unlocked' **** *** **** *** ******** 'locked' *****. *** ***** ***** ***** this *****:

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*** ***** *** *** ******** *********, where *** ****** *** ** ***** (white ****** *******), *** **** *** watch ** **** ** ****** *** door, *** ****** ****** ****** (***** reader *******).

*** ***** *** ****** ******** ****** our *******, ******* ***** ***** ****. However, *** ~**% ** ***** ****** testing, ** *** ******* ********** ******, which *** ***** ********* *** *********** regarding *** **** ******. ** **** able ** ******* **** ******* ** the ***** *****.

****** *** ****, **** ******** ** update *** ***** *** ***, *** after *********** ** **** ** ****** saw **** **** ****** *****, ******** the **** '********' ******* ***** ********.

Kisi ******** *** ******** ********

****'* ********** *** ** * ****** and ***** ************ **** ***** **** the ********** ******* ****** ** *** included ******* *********/***. *** ***** ***** provides * ******** ******** ** *** Kisi ******** *** * ********** ** Openpath *** *******.

Kisi *******

*** ****** *** ** ****** ** $749, *** ********** *** ***** $***. For ********, **** ***** *** ****** from ******** ** ********** ***** **** add-on ******** *** ******* ********* *** intrusion ********* ****** ********.

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*** *******, **** ******* ** ** annual ***** ** **** ******** **** License-1Y - $*** **** *** **** Enterprise **** *******-** - $*** ****.

Country ** ******

** ******* *** ** *** *** for ******* ***** ****** *** ***** of ****** ** ********, ****** **** stating *** ******* ** ****** **** "Made ** ***."

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** ***** **** ** ******* *** 'Designed ** ****** / **** ** Brooklyn' *****:

** **** **** ************* *********** *** readers ** *** ** **** *** beginning *** ****** ****** ********* ** securing ********** **** ** *** **. We *** ***** ** ** * US ******* **** ******** ****** *** spaces ****** *** *****. ** ****, art ********* *** ****** *** ****** the ************** ** *** ******* ******.

*** *********** *** ******* *** ***** made *** ********* ** *** ** to *** ******* ******** *********. ************, our ********, ********, *** ******* ******* processes ******** ****** ******** ************ ** maintain *** ***** ** *** ********* in *** ******** ** *** ********.

**** ******** ** *** ***** ** saying **** ************* ** ** *** process ** ***** ***** ********* ** the **:

** *** ** * ********** ***** - ** **** ** ** *********** parts ** ******** ********** ** *** facility ** ******** *** ** **** shifted **** ** **** ** *** US ***** ************* *** ** *******. The ********* **** ** ******* ** future ********* **** *** ******* ***’* have **** ********. ** ***** ******* quality ******* *** ******** ** **** as ******** **** *** ******** ***.

Kisi **********: ***** *** ***********

**** **** **** *** ** *** biggest *************** ******** ** *** *********** is *** ******* *** ** ****** in ********** **—*** **********—*** *********. **** also ****** **** ***** **** ** partnering, ***** *********** *** ***** **** some ********* *** "********** **** ****."

*** **** ** ** ******* **** people **** ****** ** ****** ****. If ** *** *** * **** to ** **** ****** **** * partner ** **** ******** **. ******* we *** **** ***** ** ***** one ** *** *** ********* **** cloud ***** ********* **** *** ********* might ********** **** **** ****.

Versus ********

******** ** ****** **** **** ** most **** —********* ******** ****** ***** management, *******, *********, **** *****-***** ******* and ********* ******—****** ******** ************. ******* company ****** **** ******* ** ***** to ** ** ** *** ******.

******** ******** **** **** **** ********* third-party ********* *** *** *** ***** management **** *** ******** ******* (******** to ****'* ***) ** **** ** better ******* *** ******** **** ********* access *******.

**** *** ***** ****** ****** **** Openpath, ***** ****** ***** ***** *** colors ****** ****'* ******, *******-***** ****.

*** "********* ******" ******** ****** ******** a **** "*****-****" ****** ***** ** hand ****** ** ******, ***** **** requires ****.

******** ***** $** - $***/** *** door, ***** **** ***** $*** - $500 *** ****. ********'* ******* ****** lower ******* *** "*****" ******* **** excludes ******* ******** ********, **** ** customized *****, ****-******* ******, ****** ****** permissions, *** ******** ******** ******** **** Kisi ******** ** ***-******** ***** ** its ****** ***** ****.

**** ******** ********* **** ** ********. In ********, **** ********, ** *********** multiple ****** *** ******* ********/********* ****** testing.

Versus *******

**** ** ****** **** ******* ** hardware ***** *** *****-***** *******, *** worse ** ***** **********, *** *** platform **** ******-****.

******* ******* ** ********** ** $***/** per **** ****** $***/** *** **** with ****, *** ****'* ******** ** less *********, **** *** *** ********** running ** $**** ******** ** *******'* AC41 ** $*,***.

**** ******** ***** ***** ***** ******* and ******* **** ***. *******, *******'* 'unified' ********** ********* ** ****** ** managing *** *********/******** ***** ****** *** interface.

***** ******* ******** ******** ***** ** devices (*.*.,******* **** ************* **************** *****), **** ** ****** ****, ******** intrusion ** ** ***** **** ******* *** *** soon ** ** ********.

Software/Firmware ******** ****

******* *** ********* ***** *** ****** publicly ********* ******** *** ******** ********. The ********* ******** **** **** ** the ***** *******:

  • **** ****** ***: **.* (****)
  • **** ****** *** */**/**: **.* (****)
  • ***** *** * **.*
  • ***** ***** ****** * - ******* 8.4.2 (*****)

Comments (3)

*** ***** **** ****** ******* *** Meraki ** ********* ****? ******'* ** be ****** ** ******* ************ **** more ******* *****?

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** ** *** ** **** ******* and ****** ****** ** ** ********** to ***** *** ************.

*** *************** *** **** ******* *** video *********** ****** *** **** *** directed ** *******, *** *******.

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  • ** **** ******: *** **** ***** **** ******** Wiegand *** *** ****, ***** ******** it **** ****-******** ************. **** **** OSDP ****** ** **** *** **** occasionally *********.

**** ** ***; ******* **** ****** is **** ******* **** *** ***** are ******* ** *** ******** *****. In ** *******, ****** ******* ************* should ** **** ***** *** ***** a ******* ** ****** ********.

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