Relay based elevators
This type of elevator is used in smaller, or legacy, setups. Here, the user needs to press the button of the floor the user wants to reach inside the elevator car. With the Kisi elevator solution, the (Kisi controlled) buttons are initially disabled and the user cannot send the elevator to any of the access control restricted floors.
To gain access, the user has to present their credential – e.g. card or phone – at the Kisi Reader. The Kisi Reader then communicates with the Kisi Controller to enable the buttons of the floors the user is authorized to reach. The user may then press the button to send the elevator car to the desired floor. If the user's credentials are valid and at least one floor is authorized, the reader will present positive feedback, otherwise the reader will present negative feedback.
- Every floor has a button inside the elevator car
- To press a (Kisi controlled) button, the user needs to present valid credentials to the Kisi Reader inside the elevator car
- On positive feedback the user may press the button of the desired floor to send the elevator car there
Please note that depending on the elevator make and model, buttons may or may not light up once enabled and/or pressed.
- For every elevator car, one Kisi Reader Pro is required.
- For every four elevator stops, one Kisi Controller Pro is required. Up to five Kisi Controller Pros can be used together for one elevator (i.e. with a Kisi Controller Pro 1.x, up to 20 elevator stops can be served).
Wiring Alternative 1: Retrofitting
If internet connectivity is not available inside the elevator car, a Retrofitting setup should be used including standalone media converters
Wiring Alternative 2: Existing Ethernet port
If an Ethernet port is available inside the elevator car, use this alternative.
Please ensure that the reader is not obstructed by placing it behind glass or aluminum inside the elevator car. One, the user may not to be able to see or hear reader feedback indicating granted or denied. Two, tap to unlock and cards may not perform well through such materials.