Readers & Credentials


The K-SMART3 reader is a cost-effective 13.56MHz reader solution. The Keyscan K-SMART3 is able to function with both physical and mobile credentials in environments with K-SMART and K-SMART2 3 readers. The K-SMART3 makes an ideal choice for new installations and existing system upgrades and retrofits.  


K-SMART3 offers unrivalled performance and reliability when coupled with Keyscan K-SECURE credentials. Plus, it reads Keyscan 36-bit format for enhanced reader and credential encryption.


The K-SMART3 includes added technologies and dedicated functions for Keyscan systems. Its anti-tamper “heartbeat” intelligence triggers alarm conditions when the signal is interrupted. Plus, auxiliary LED indicators provide visual confirmation of Keyscan‘s exclusive Present3 and lockdown mode. 

  • Leading edge K-SMART3 readers are mobile-ready for use with Keyscan mobile credentials

Product details

  • Compatible with K-SMART readers and K-SECURE 1K & 4K credentials; as well as ISO 14443 contactless non-proprietary smartcards (reading card serial number only) 
  • Support for Keyscan mobile credentials with no added programming 
  • Will function with non-Keyscan access control systems (use the included K-PC2 reader programming card to toggle features on/off) 
  • On board audible tones generate a sound alert whenever malfunction or ‘door held open” events are detected 
  • Simple 2 in 1 unit supports mullion or single gang installation applications 
  • Durable tamper-resistant epoxy design with weather-resistant construction for reliable indoor or outdoor operation 

Mullion dimensions:  4 7/16” x 1 11/16” x 11/16”  (11.5 cm x 4.49 cm x 1.7 cm)  
Switch plate dimensions:  4 3/4” x 3” x 5/8”  (12 cm x 7.6 cm 1.6 cm) 

  • Physical credential read range: On or off metal 1” (3 cm) 
  • Mobile credential read range: Four BLE read ranges – Short, medium, long or maximum (all read ranges are subject to installation of reader and type of mobile device used) 
  • Input voltage: 12 VDC at reader 
  • Typical current draw: 125mA 
  • Cable distance: 12” wire pigtail standard Wiegand interface 500 feet (152 meters); 6 conductor shielded 22 AWG 
  • Operating temperature: – 40° C to 66° C (- 40° F to 150.8° F) 
  • Reader programming card: K-PC2 command card (included) to toggle Keyscan enhanced features (Present3 & heartbeat) 
  • BLE programming card: Card to program BLE reader range setting (short, medium, long or maximum) – package of five identical programming cards sold separately
  • Indoor/outdoor design secured in a rugged, tamper-resistant epoxy potting designed to withstand harsh weather conditions; Easily installed in any location
  • Connections must be in accordance with NFPA 70. Reader and/or control unit power sources must not  be connected to a receptacle controlled by a switch 
  • Certifications UL-294 – Fifth Edition, CAN/ULC-S319-5 – First Edition; FCC ID: WFW-KSMART3 & IC: 5241A-KSMART3; ETSI EN 301 489-1 V2.1.1 (2017-02); ETSI EN 301 489-3 V2.1.1 (2017-03); ETSI EN 301 489-17 V3.1.1 (2017-02); EN 55032: 2012/AC:2013, ETSI EN 300 330 V2.1.1 (2017-02); ETSI EN 300 328 V2.1.1 (2016-11); Canadian Industrial Design Certificate of Registration: 169,198 and 169,199. 

Designed to function with the following credentials:

  • All K-SECURE 1K/4K series credentials
  • Keyscan Mobile Credentials
  • Environments currently using legacy K-SMART readers