Product Specification Sheet APS151

Rev. 07/2013

AM492 Series Vandal-resistant Apt. Intercom System Speaker Entrance Panels

AM492/18 Entrance Panel shown
with OF191 (flush) or OF191S (surface) frame

Architects' And Engineers' Specifications

The entrance panel(s) shall be Alpha Communications® / TekTone AM492 Series Tek-Guard™ Speaker Panel or approved equal,and shall provide for up to 18 push buttons per panel (when used with speaker). For buildings requiring larger panels, contractor shall furnish and install the required number of AM490 series add-on button only modules, as required.

Push button switches shall be individually replaceable plastic type with self wiping contacts with solid (black anodized) extruded aluminum actuators. In addition, the panel shall contain up to 18 individual name holders. The name holders shall be made of BLACK flame retardant polycarbonate plastic strips to protect card inserts. Each name holder shall snap into two small slots on the panel itself and shall be individually replaceable. Panel shall be of vandal-resistant construction with metal push button actuators and louvered metal speaker grille.

Each AM492 Panel, or approved equal, shall be supplied with name card sheets that may be easily separated into individual name strips. Name strips shall be inserted into name holders without the use of tools.

The panel shall be flush (or surface) mounted and shall be finished in natural anodized aluminum finish, with appropriate panel frame and housing as required.

AM492 Series Tek-Guardâ„¢ Vandal-Resistant Apt. Intercom Entrance Panel
The Alpha Communications® AM492 series Tek-Guard™ Vandal-Resistant entrance panel is a modular series for use with simplex type, loudspeaker suite stations.

Panels are equipped with a mylar, voice-frequency response speaker protected by a louvered speaker grille. The speaker panel can accommodate up to 18 push buttons. The aluminum push button actuators may be engraved with up to four letter/digit combinations (at extra cost). For more than 18 suites the AM492 is used in conjunction with the AM490 series push button panel modules (without a speaker).

Pressing the button corresponding to the desired name and suite number causes a signal at the apartment station. The resident may then converse with the caller. Controlled entry is permitted by push button operation of the electric door release. AM492 panels with 0 - 10 buttons are available with postal option (add suffix 'P' to the model number).

  • Hands-free loudspeaking
  • Weather-resistant mylar speaker
  • Self-wiping push button switches
  • Decorative end caps (BLACK flame retardant polycarbonate plastic)
  • Individually replaceable name holders (BLACK flame retardant polycarbonate switches)
  • Slim-line surface-mount option
  • Simple installation
Frame Height: 19.00" (483mm). Frame width depends upon number of modules in panel frame.
Push Buttons:
Individually replaceable plastic type with self-wiping contacts, with solid extruded (Black anodized) aluminum actuators.
2.50" (64mm) voice frequency response.
Modular extruded, anodized aluminum panel with louvered metal speaker grille.
OH19X series for flush mounting (used in addition to OF19X series frames). For surface mounting, use OF190S series frame (no housing required).
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