AM-KP: Exterior Keypad

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The Model AM-KP keypad is designed for use with Linear’s access control systems. The keypad is housed in a rugged cast aluminum enclosure. The die-cast keys have bright, easy-to-read yellow graphics. Each key has a positive tactile click feel when pressed. An internal sounder signals when a key is pressed.

The keypad can be mounted to a pedestal or directly to a wall. A keylock secures the keypad to the mounting backplate.

An incandescent panel lamp lights the keypad for nighttime use. Red, green and yellow indicators show power, access and lockout conditions.

The AM-KP is normally powered from the control, or it can be powered locally from a 12 VDC power supply. Robust static and lightning protection circuits safeguard the keypad’s electronics.


  • For use outdoors or indoors
  • 1-to-8-digit user-selectable access codes
  • Programmable downlighting
  • Separate LEDs for “power/access granted” and “locked out” indication
  • Gooseneck or wall mounting
  • Cast aluminum, environmentally protected housing
  • Keylock secures keypad to mounting backplate
  • Compatible with AM3Plus, AE1000Plus, AE2000Plus, AE-500, RE-1, and RE-2 ONLY
  • 4″ W x 5.5″ H x 3″ D

Order number: ACP00520

Materials:Cast aluminum housing with stainless steel faceplate and chrome keys
Colors:Black housing, stainless steel faceplate, chrome keys, yellow keypad lettering
Mounting:Backplate secured to keypad via keylock
Recommended Wire Type:up to 300 feet with 24 AWG, 500 feet with 20 AWG
Operating Temperature:-22° to +155°F (-30° to +70°C)
Wiring:six-wire cable
Power:Supplied by controller, six-wire connection
Dimensions:4.0″ W x 5.5″ H x 3.0″ D (102 x 140 x 76 mm)
Accessories for use with the AM-KP
GNB-1Burial Mount Gooseneck
GNC-1Curb Mount Gooseneck
Models compatible with the AM-KP
AE-500Commercial Telephone Entry System – Two Doors
AE1000PlusCommercial Telephone Entry System with Access Control – Four Doors
AE2000PlusCommercial Telephone Entry System with Access Control – Four Doors, Large Screen
AM3Plus4-Portal Access Controller
RE-1NResidential Telephone Entry System
RE-1SSResidential Telephone Entry System
RE-2NResidential Telephone Entry System
RE-2SSResidential Telephone Entry System

Installation Manual

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