KINDOO

They are companies registered as Cansec partners who have technicians or installers that are trained to install and configure the Kindoo products. Once registered using the Kindoo smartphone application, each company will be assigned a PIN number of their choice. The PIN number should then be shared among the technicians or the installers of their companies. When the technicians or installers use the Kindoo application to configure the Kindoo products they will be prompted to enter their company name and PIN number.

The Kindoo application is a smartphone application that can be run on both iOS or Android platforms. The Kindoo application is used by the installers or system administrators and by the regular users. The administrators use it as a tool to manage the Kindoo products, e.g. KIN W or KIN D.

For the KIN W type, the Kindoo application is also used as an electronic credential (e-credential) similar to a card or a fob. The regular users can only use the Kindoo application as an e-credential. 

KIN W ECredential

For the KIN D type, the Kindoo application is also used as a means to authenticate with the Kindoo server before gaining access to certain devices. The regular users can only use the Kindoo application to gain access to certain devices but cannot use it to manage those devices.

KIN D UserSlot

No purchase is necessary. It can be freely downloaded from the application stores of the smartphones. Only e-credentials must be purchased.

The phone must support Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or else it will not work and you will get an error message mentioning that your phone does not support BLE when using the Kindoo application. The phone operating system can either be iOS or Android and the phone must have an active internet connection.

If you are the installer then please use the application to register as a Cansec partner on behalf of your company if your company has not already done so. Once registered you will be assigned a PIN number of your choice. You can then login using your email address to create and manage sites installed with KIN W readers. However, if you are a regular user then please just sign up for an account using your email address then log in.

The installer, who wires up and configures the KIN W (or KIN D) with the Kindoo application, is the first administrator of the site or premise. The installer uses the application to send email invitations to other users, e.g. superintendent and manager, of a premise and designates them as additional site administrators or as regular users. Administrators can add or remove any administrator, manager or user. Site administrators can only view and manage sites that they are authorized. However, installers can view and manage all the sites that he has created but his administrative role may be removed at any time by the site administrator, e.g. superintendent, or leave his role intact for the purpose of supporting the site.

There are 3 roles defined. Administrators, Manager and Guest. Administrators have full management access to the system. Managers can only invite, revoke and assign e-credentials to guests. Guests can only use the application as e-credential.

A site is the location where at least one KIN W (or KIN D) reader is installed. The installer uses the Kindoo application to create and name the site, e.g. Main Office, ABC Corp, etc. There can be many KIN W (or KIN D) readers installed at a site, and each KIN W (or KIN D) reader must be individually scanned, configured and named accordingly, e.g. front door, back door, etc, and added to the site.

Yes you may create multiple sites if you have different premises, but the site creation must be done by one of the Cansec registered partners.

No, your company needs to register only once. You just need to sign up for an account, if you have not done so, then login. When creating any new site you will be prompted for the name of your company and the PIN number assigned to your company when first registered as a partner. However, if you company has not registered then you can register on behalf of your company.

If not already entered, a credit card number must be entered and saved in the application for the purpose of purchasing e-credentials. The purchase is done through the Kindoo application by the system administrator. The e-credential must first be purchased in a minimum quantity of 10 and thereafter an increment of 5 each time. Once purchased, the system administrator can then assign an e-credential, which contains a facility code and an identification number of your choice, to a user by sending an email invitation through the Kindoo application.

KIN W

KIN W is a Bluetooth Low Energy reader which outputs Wiegand format in either the standard 26-bit format or the Cansec proprietary 37-bit format. The KIN W reader is not an access control device and must be connected to any access control system that supports Wiegand input. The KIN W reader is not a NFC reader and is managed via the Kindoo application.

Typical Configurations

Kin W Config

The KIN W itself does not require internet access at all since it’s hard wired to an access control panel. The Kindoo application communicates with the KIN W via BLE signal so no internet connection is involved. However, the smartphone still requires internet access for any system updates from the Kindoo server, e.g. credential transfer or revocation, including but not limited to an application update.

KIN W ECredential

The Kindoo application uses Bluetooth Low Energy signal through the phone to communicate with the KIN W reader. It’s the Kindoo application that communicates with the KIN W reader but not the phone itself.

A KIN W electronic credential is an electronically encrypted unique identification number created by the Kindoo server. Similar to a regular card or a fob, each e-credential has a facility code and a number or ID. However, e-credentials must be purchased from the Kindoo application by the system administrator.

From your phone, please ensure that Bluetooth is enabled and the phone has an active internet connection. Place your phone close to the KIN W reader while scanning. If the KIN W has already been allocated to a site to which you are not authorized then you will get that error message. If you are still not able to scan it, please verify that it is correctly installed and powered on. Also, verify that you have the correct reader type. There are 2 types of readers, KIN W reader and KIN D reader. If you create a site of type W but your reader is of type D then that error message will also appear. See KIN D section for more information.

It depends on the access control system that you use. The 26-bit is the standard Wiegand format which will work with most access control systems, and the Cansec proprietary 37-bit Wiegand format primarily works with Cansec access control systems.

Once an e-credential has been assigned it is unique to that smartphone, and the e-credential (facility code and number) must be entered in the access control system software just like any regular card or fob. To activate a device or gain access to a door, the application must be launched and run in the foreground in order to emit Bluetooth signal to the KIN W reader. The KIN W reader will then transmit the e-credential information to the access control system. Leaving the Kindoo application running in the background will not work at all.

Unfortunately no. The administrator will have to revoke this e-credential and assign you a new one.

It depends on how the installer configures and calibrates the KIN W reader. It can be configured to receive Bluetooth signal from close proximity to a maximum of 65 feet (20 m). The Kindoo application can also be configured to automatically emit a signal when within range or to emit a signal only when you manually press a button in the application.

Revoking a user from the Kindoo application is not enough. You must remove the e-credential from the access control system software because that’s where your devices, e.g. lock, gate, etc, are being controlled. If not removed from the access control system then the revoked user can still gain access to your devices, because if his phone has no internet connection then the Kindoo application cannot connect to the Kindoo server to verify if the user is revoked or not.

Unfortunately no. If you login from a new phone, you will be prompted to activate the new phone and the old phone will be deactivated automatically. Each e-credential is uniquely assigned to the phone, and therefore you must ask your administrator to transfer your e-credential from the old phone to the new phone.

Unlike the conventional card or fob where you have to present it to the regular reader, you just have to launch the Kindoo application from your phone and the BLE signal is then sent from the application through your phone to the KIN W reader.

Yes. Both current phone and new phone must have an active internet connection. You will need to log out of the Kindoo application from the current phone for the system administrator to migrate the e-credential to your new phone.

The system administrator will need to revoke that e-credential from the Kindoo application and assign you a new e-credential to your new phone. The old e-credential must also be removed from the software of the access control system. The newly assigned e-credential will have to be entered in the software of the access control system.

KIN D

KIN D is a low Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) reader equipped with a dry contact relay. The relay can be used to connect to and control a single device, e.g. a lock, a gate, etc. Please refer to the installation guide for power requirements and wiring instructions. The KIN D reader is not a NFC reader and it does not support Wiegand output. If you are looking for the Wiegand output reader then it is the KIN W reader which must be connected to an access control system. The KIN D is usually installed and configured by the installer of a Cansec registered partner.

Typical Electric Strike

KIN D STRIKE WIRING1

Typical Dry Contact Interface

KIN D DEVICE WIRING1

 

KIN D can be used in place of a simple access control system. The Kindoo application stores information in the Kindoo cloud server, and as such all managements and authorizations can be done in the Kindoo application and the information is propagated and applied from the Kindoo server to all other authorized phones only when the Kindoo application is launched from those phones. This is convenient in some situations. For example, at anytime and anywhere you can authorize certain users to access your devices, e.g. lock or gate, by sending email invitations. Those users can just download the Kindoo application and use it to access the device. When done, you can just revoke those users at any time and those slots can be reused without having to purchase more slots.

Normally the installer configures and manages the KIN D reader via the Kindoo application installed on a smartphone. After the setup is done, the installer then transfers the administrative role over to the end user, e.g. superintendent or manager.

The Kindoo application uses Bluetooth Low Energy signal through the phone to communicate with the KIN D reader. It’s the Kindoo application that communicates with the KIN D reader but not the phone itself. The application communicates with the Kindoo server via internet connection and relays the commands to be executed to the KIN W. As such the smartphone is required to have internet connection for it to work.KIN D UserSlot

The KIN D itself does not require internet access at all since it’s hard wired to a device and communicates with smartphones via BLE signal. However, since the KIN D is hooked up to a device, e.g. a lock or a gate, etc, the smartphone requires internet access to verify with the Kindoo server for any interaction with the device. The verification can be related to checking if you are authorized to interact with the device and at which time, etc.

KIN D UserSlot

No purchase is necessary. It can be freely downloaded from the application stores of the phones. The Kindoo application can be used to gain access to certain devices hooked up to the KIN D readers, therefore the number of users who use the Kindoo application must be purchased from within the Kindoo application. This number of users can be understood as number of slots. The purchase can only be carried out by the system administrator.

Only the system administrator can make a purchase through the Kindoo application, and a credit card is required to be entered in the application. There are two options, permanent-user slot or monthly-user-slot subscription. Both options require a minimum number of 5 slots when ordered and an increment of 5 slots thereafter.

From your phone, please ensure that Bluetooth is enabled and the phone has an active internet connection. Place your phone close to the KIN D reader while scanning. If the KIN D has already been allocated to a site to which you are not authorized then you will get that error message. If you are still not able to scan it, please verify that it is correctly installed and powered on. Also, if you have a KIN W and not a KIN D then that error message will also appear. See KIN W section for more information.

Once the system administrator has purchased user slots, he will then assign you, via email invitation, a user slot and authorize you to access certain devices. You just have to login to the application using your email address and password. Next, leave the application run in the foreground and it will emit a BLE signal to the KIN D reader which in turn controls your device. It does not work if the application running in the background and if there is no internet connection from your phone.

Unfortunately no. You will be prompted to activate the new phone upon login and the old phone will be deactivated automatically.

Please logout from the Kindoo application in the old phone and login to the Kindoo application in the new phone using the same email address and password. You will be prompted to activate the new phone upon login and the old phone will be deactivated automatically.