In this article below we will go over how to integrate Kisi with the Rhombus Console:
Setting Up Kisi in Rhombus
To enable Kisi Integration with Rhombus, you will first need to create a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) on your local PC or Mac. Windows users need to download OpenSSL, which can be found here or by a trusted provider.
- In OpenSSL or Terminal you will want to copy and paste the below information.
openssl req -out rhombus_client.csr -new -newkey rsa:4096 -nodes -keyout rhombus_client.key -subj "/C=US/ST=California/L=Sacramento/O=Rhombus Systems/CN=Client Name"
Replace the (C=Country, ST=State, L=City name, O=Organization name, and CN=Client name) values with the appropriate values for your organization
After completion, a rhombus_client.csr and rhombus_client.key file will be created. These files will be used in the Rhombus console and Kisi console.
- Open the rhombus_client.csr file using a text-editor or notepad application. Once opened, copy all the information inside the file.
- Open the Rhombus Console and navigate to API management which can be found in settings or you can copy and paste the below address in your web browser.
In API management choose Add API Key in the upper right-hand corner. The following form will appear.
- Paste the information from (Step 1) the rhombus_client.csr file you created earlier into the “Certificate Signing Request” box and choose submit. After submission, your API Key will be set to pending while Rhombus Systems authorizes your CSR.
- After your CSR is approved and authorized, open API management and choose Download on the right of your API key.
- Next, log into your Kisi account. Go to Places -> Select location -> Integrations on the bottom left-hand side.
- Select add integration; from there, name the integration and select Rhombus camera from the drop-down menu.
- In the Integration form, copy and paste the information found in the Cert that was downloaded in your Rhombus API management console. From step 4. (The .CRT file contents include the top and bottom rows also). This will be pasted in the "Signed Certificate" field.
- In the box labeled “Private Key” copy and paste the rhombus_client.key file generated in step 1. (The .KEY file contents include the top and bottom rows also). Make sure to open this with a text editor application.
- In the box labeled "Rhombus Systems API Key" copy and paste the information from the Rhombus API key generated in Step 1 and choose Add. See the image below.
6. Sign in to your Kisi console and click your name in the top right-hand corner. Go to My account -> API. Click Add API Key. A screen with your API key will come up.
Please copy this information down as it will not be displayed again once the prompt is closed.
To enable the Integration with Kisi, on your Rhombus dashboard, choose the Settings Icon in the top right corner. Under badge systems, choose Kisi. Select what Kisi place you wish to associate with as well as what cameras with what doors.
How to view the Kisi events
After you have set up the Integration between Rhombus and Kisi, you are able to see activity on your dashboard such as visitors, recent faces and more.
Under the tab "cameras" you can see live footage as well as different events that have occurred.
At this screen, you can choose what events you want to see. The different types of events correspond to different colors on the timeline. Every time a user is unlocking a door, an event of 10 seconds should start so you can see the unlock activity.
At the tab "saved videos" all your unlocking events should be saved. Go in here if you wish to see the footage of the unlock events.
Remote Unlock Feature
A camera that is associated with the Kisi integration has the ability to send a 'Unlock Door' signal. This will Unlock the associated door for the set time you choose on the Kisi end (Ex. 3 sec, 5 sec, etc.). After the time has expired the door will lock. This feature is located in the top left-hand corner of the camera view screen, just go ahead and click the button to activate this feature.
Here is a photo for reference below on where to find the feature.