AE-100: Commercial Telephone Entry System – One Door

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The Model AE-100 Commercial Telephone Entry System – One Door is designed for use as a primary access control device for apartments, condominiums, and offices with up to 125 residents.

The system can be used in a lobby or outside. Surface, recessed, and pedestal mounting options are supported. The system utilizes hands-free, full duplex telephone communications between visitors and residents for granting access.

Housed in a locked, rugged stainless steel faced enclosure, the AE-100 features a lighted 12-key telephone style keypad and four operation buttons all with bright, easy-to-see graphics. The backlit two-line directory LCD display scrolls a programmable welcome message and shows the directory Names and Directory Codes.

The system contains a built-in microphone, tamper resistant speaker, and a TTY connector for the hearing impaired. The heavy duty access relay can control electric door strikes, magnetic locks, door & gate operators, or barrier gates.

Multi-lingual display programming prompts and voice help is available with a choice of English, Spanish, French-Canadian, or Portuguese language selection for the system. The system can be programmed locally using the keypad, or remotely with a touch tone telephone.

Up to four AE-100 units can be connected to the same dedicated telephone line to form a simple network. Connecting multiple units allows transferring programming data (either the directory entries only or the entire memory’s contents) from the “master” unit to the other sub-units.

Optional features that the AE-100 supports are provisions for postal lock and color CCTV camera installation (Model CCM-1A).

The AE-100 is powered from a 16 VAC plug-in transformer and supports an internal rechargeable 1.2 amp/hour backup battery (not included). The battery charging circuit will support an external backup battery with up to 7 amp/hour capacity.


Small apartment buildings, condominiums, or gated communities


  • Many installation choices: surface, recessed, gooseneck
  • Stainless steel front panel
  • Telephone style keypad with lighting
  • Accepts a total of 125 directory listings or stand-alone entry codes
  • TTY jack for connection to text communication devices for the hearing impaired
  • Simple network capability with up to four units – allows transferring programming data from “master” unit to other sub-units
  • Two-line-16-character LCD display
  • Removable terminal blocks
  • Form “C” access relay rated at 10 amps AC and 7 amps DC @ 30 volts
  • Load shed circuitry protects backup battery
  • 9.75″ W x 11.75″ H x 3.5″ D

Order number: ACP00937

Telephone Entry:Over 30 programmable parameters, including directory code length, display messages, and languages
Access Relay:10-amp AC/7-amp DC @30 Volts AC/DC ratings; normally open and normally closed contacts
Front Panel:LCD technology, 2 lines by 16 characters, 0.3″ height
Keypad Lighting:Illuminated LED lighting for the front panel keypad
Input:16 VAC from supplied plug-in transformer
Current Consumption:<200 mA idle, <500 MA operating
Back-up Battery:Built-in charger with up to 7 A/H battery capacity
Temperature:-22° to +149°F (-30° to +65°C)
Humidity:5% to 95% non-condensing
Memory:125 directory or personal entry codes; all data is stored in non-volatile memory
ConnectionsWire connections via removable terminal blocks
Enclosure16-gauge powder coated steel cabinet; 22-gauge brushed stainless steel front panel
AE-100 Telephone Entry System:Integral keypad, display, speakers, and microphone; surface or flush mounting, indoors or outdoors
Case:9.75″ W x 11.75″ H x 3.5″ D (248 x 298 x 89 mm)
Optional Trim Ring Mounting Hole Size:10″ W x 12″ H (254 x 305 mm)

User Manual
Installation Manual

Accessories for use with the AE-100
12VGB12-Volt 1.2 Amp/hour Rechargeable Gel-cell Battery
CCM-1AColor Camera
GNB-1Burial Mount Gooseneck
GNC-1Curb Mount Gooseneck
TR-100Trim Ring

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