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Kisi Terminal Pro

The Kisi Terminal Pro expands upon the functionality of the Reader Pro 2.1, transforming it into a versatile check-in station and QR code terminal. It supports various credentials, including QR codes, Apple Passes, RFID and NFC credentials, and mobile credentials.


This is the technical description of the Kisi Terminal. For end-user instructions on how to scan the QR code, please refer to our manual on unlocking doors with QR codes.

Key features

  • Credentials: Digital credentials (e.g. QR codes), physical credentials (e.g. NFC/RFID cards, fobs), Apple Passes, mobile credentials (e.g. MotionSense)
  • Cloud management: Cloud-based web app with cloud updates and potential loc/dashboard/credentials/credential_compatibility_guide/al 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


  • Digital: QR codes, access links
  • Physical: Low-frequency RFID, high-frequency NFC
  • Mobile: BLE, NFC (Tap to Unlock, Tap in-app, MotionSense)
  • Apple Passes

Power connectivity

  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Communication and connectivity

  • Internet: Ethernet (PoE supported)
  • LF/RFID, HF/NFC read range: Up to 1.5 in (4 cm)
  • NFC/BLE Tap to Unlock range: Up to 1.9 in (5 cm)
  • QR code reading range: 1.4 in ~ 9.8 in (3.5 cm ~ 25 cm)

Decode capability

Reading angle

  • Tilt: 360°
  • Skew: ±65°
  • Pitch: ±60°

Field of view

  • Horizontal: 28°
  • Vertical: 21.5°

Reading speed

  • 100 milliseconds
  • Supports continuous reading

Reading assistant

  • White illumination LED (250 lux indoor)
  • Red indicator LED

Dimensions, color

  • Length: 9.6 in (24.5 cm)
  • Width: 2.9 in (7.5 cm)
  • Depth: 1.3 in (3.4 cm)
  • Weight: 8.8 oz (250 g)
  • Color: black

Environmental specifications

  • Operating temperature: –4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
  • Storage temperature: –4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)

The reader may exhibit reduced performance with HID and EM cards in temperatures below 32°F (0°C). If so, please reach out to Kisi Support.

Controller compatibility

  • 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

Tamper protection

The Kisi Reader Pro 2 is equipped with a magnetic sensor that detects if the reader is removed from it's backplate. 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.


A tamper event will only be triggered if the reader is removed from its own backplate. If the reader is removed from the Kisi Terminal with the backplate still attached, it will not trigger a tamper event.