Linear AE-500 Telephone Entry System


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  •    Accessory Compatibilities Top of Page
    The AE-500 Commercial Telephone Entry System is compatible with: All none solar gate openers. offers more expert assistance than anyone. We have live application specialists available 9am - 9 pm EST 7 days a week.

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    The Model AE-500 Commercial Telephone Entry System is designed for use as a primary access control device for gated communities, parking garages, office buildings, apartments, dormitories, hotels/motels, commercial buildings and recreational facilities with up to 250 residents or users.

    Housed in a locked, rugged stainless steel faced enclosure, the AE-500 features a side-lit 12-key telephone style keypad with bright, easy-to-read graphics, a backlit two-line directory display with a programmable welcome message, a built-in microphone, speaker, and provision for an optional color CCTV camera.

    The two relay output channels can be programmed to control electric door strikes, magnetic locks, door & gate operators, or barrier gates.

    The system utilizes hands-free, full duplex telephone communications between visitors and residents for granting access.

    The system can be programmed locally using the keypad, remotely with a touch tone telephone, or remotely using a computer equipped with a modem and a web browser.


    COMMUNICATIONS: Full Duplex, hands free operation

    PROGRAMMING: Telephone Entry: 2-4 digit directory code length, display messages, talk time duration

    OUTPUTS: Relay: 2 form "C" relays; both can be configured for open/close; all relay contacts have extensive RFI,ARC and lightning suppression. Modem: for remote programming - 14.4 Kbps

    DISPLAY: Front Panel: LCD technology, 2 lines by 16 characters Keypad Lighting: surround LED lighting for the front panel keypad; LEDs remain on at 50% intensity until a key is pressed; once a key is pressed, LEDs illuminate at 100% intensity for a period of 2 minutes

    INPUTS: PBUS: 1 set for connecting proprietary wired keypad. RF: 318 MHz super heterodyne receiver with -100 dBm sensitivity; built-in 20 dB adjustable attenuator for fine tuning radio performance; antenna required for use with transmitters. Request To Exit: 2 normally open inputs; each input assigned to specific relay. Door Sense: monitors status of main relay. LEDs: for configuration, status and troubleshooting

    POWER: 12/24 VAC or VDC. 500 mA DC typical; 750 mA DC maximum


    DIMENSIONS: 12.75 in H x 10.75 in W x 3.5 in D (3.24 x 273 x 89 mm). Optional (not included) Trim Ring: 14.75 in H x 12.75 in W x 2.75 in D (375 x 324 x 70 mm)

    MEMORY: 250 directory codes, 500 block coded MegaCode transmitters, 500 entry codes; entry codes can be programmed for unlimited use or temporary use with up to 250 activations; all data is stored in non-volatile memory

    CONNECTIONS: all connections grouped together in neighborhoods for ease of installation and maintenance; wire connections via removable terminal blocks

    ENCLOSURE: 16 gauge powder coated steel cabinet; 16 gauge brushed stainless steel front panel

    : AE-500 Two Portal Telephone Entry system with built-in radio receiver and modem for computer programming; accepts transmitters and keypads as inputs; surface or gooseneck mounting standard

    OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: Trim Ring (not included): for flush/recess mounting

    ANTENNAS (not included): EXA-1000: remote, omni directional; includes mounting hardware and five feet of cable. EXA-2000: remote, directional-type; includes mounting hardware and ten feet of cable is the DIY factor. further adds to most of our gate openers for easier DIY installation. We have developed exclusive components (example: easy adjustable mounting brackets), customized instructions, and offer a full spectrum of accessories to truly cover all aspects of the installation of your gate opener. In addition we have the largest staff of factory trained technicians in the US.

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  • Economically priced
  • Stainless steel front panel
  • Telephone style keypad with surround lighting
  • Up to 250 user capacity
  • Accepts up to 500 entry codes
  • Built-in RF receiver
  • Two-line-16-character LCD display
  • Many installation choices: surface, recessed, gooseneck
  • Built-in modem for remote programming
  • Multiple programming methods: from keypad, from touchtone telephone, from web browser
  • Two configurable output relays
  • Applications include apartment buildings, condominiums, dorms, hospitals
  • OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: TR-500 (ACP00908): trim ring for flush/recess mounting, CCM-1 (ACP00904): color camera receives power from control board, CPDM-1 (AAE00436): digital modulator combines video output of camera with CATV source to allow tenants to view on their TVs who is at the AE-500
  • RF frequency: 318 MHz
  • 10.75" W x 12.75" H x 3.5" D
  • 24 Month Manufacturer Warranty
    There is nothing incremental about the AE-500. For a simple system, it comes fully equipped for your telephone entry application. It has ample non-volatile memory for up to 250 users, which means that even if you start with 25 users, you won't need to keep adding more memory blocks (at greater expense) as your needs grow. That memory stores up to 250 directory codes, 500 block-coded MegaCode transmitters, and 500 entry codes. An entry code can be programmed for unlimited use or as a temporary code for up to 250 activations. The latter type is ideal for contractors and other short-term system users.An especially high visibility component is a 2 line by 16 character transflective backlit LCD that brightly displays the system's user directory, as well as a helpful series of user prompts. A built-in radio offers additional entry capabilities via wireless transmitter control. An integral modem greatly simplifies programming.

    Telephone entry systems get a lot of use (and sometimes even abuse). The system is housed in a heavy-duty 16 gauge powder coated steel cabinet with a 16 gauge brushed stainless steel front panel. Its built-in, recessed, 12-button, metal keypad is likewise manufactured for constant pressure applied by many fingertips over many years. Surround lighting makes it easy to read even after hours.That lighting is supplied by LEDs that remain on all the time at 50% intensity; once a key is pressed, the LEDs illuminate at 100% intensity for a period of two minutes.

    Like all Linear telephone entry systems, the AE-500 includes the added value of a built-in wireless receiver and antenna. But this is not just any wireless receiver. It's the MegaCode radio by Linear, the people who pioneered radio frequency based security and access control.The famous MegaCode unit allows the use of handheld, visor clip, and keychain transmitters (the industry's largest selection) to achieve additional remote control over gates and garage door operators. Its code selection from over one million factory-set possibilities that cannot be changed in the field assures the highest protection against code theft and duplication. Use of block-coded transmitters dramatically simplifies the programming process. A choice of optional antennas extends the AE-500's range.The EXA-1000 is a remote, omni directional model that includes mounting hardware and five feet of cable.The EXA-2000 is a remote directional-type model that comes with mounting hardware and ten feet of cable.

    The AE-500 has two built-in general purpose (form "C") relays. Both can be configured for open/close. One can be used for the control relay and the other for a myriad of auxiliary control functions, including activation of safety edge reverse, external lighting, or alarm shunting. All relay contacts have extensive RFI,ARC, and lightning suppression.

    The AE-500 can go just about anywhere telephone entry is needed. Its stainless steel cabinet can be either surface or gooseneck mounted as standard. For flush or recessed mounting, an optional trim ring is available.

    Computer programming the AE-500 via a standard web browser eliminates the need for special software. Programming can also be accomplished from the AE-500's keypad or via a touch-tone telephone.

    In addition to the aforementioned remote control transmitters, alternative mounting accessories, and extended range antennas, the AE-500 can be easily equipped with other valuable options. For instance, Linear offers add-on keypads for access control at a second door or gate. has the resources you need. How do you use your gate opener system once you get it? is the only retailer to give a real answer to this question. We have develop videos for installing many of our gate openers and products and write DIY focused manuals for most gate openers and have individual instructions for each accessory to be installed with each gate opener.

       Accessory Options Top of Page has actual experience. We have a testing area, we have factory and internal training courses, we build gates and have our own gates that are automated, we attended all industry trade shows in multiple countries and are a member of the AFA, and we pay visits to our chosen manufacturers' factories. All these factors are what have lead to us having so many exclusive additions. When you see and actually use as many products as we have you tend to have many ideas for minor changes that have major impacts. We acted on these ideas and have utilized them to help thousands of customers automate their gates.
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    Manual: AE 500
    QB ID: AE-500

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