Product Specification Sheet APS161

Rev. 07/2013

AM649 Tek-Guard Vandal-Resistant Apartment Intercom System Speaker/Microphone Entrance Panel

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Architects' And Engineers' Specifications
The entrance panel shall be Alpha Communications® / TekTone AM649 Vandal-Resistant Series Speaker/Microphone Panel or approved equal, and shall provide for up to 16 push buttons per speaker panel. The panel shall include a weather-resistant mylar speaker mounted behind a louvered panel and perforated aluminum material to protect the speaker from damage. The AM649 Panel shall also include an electrostatic microphone protected by aluminum material mounted behind the panel. Push buttons switches shall be individually replaceable type with self wiping contacts. Push button actuator shall be made of solid, extruded aluminum suitable for engraving. In addition, the panel shall contain up to 16 individual name holders.

The name holders shall be made of BLACK flame retardant polycarbonate plastic with clear 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. 

The AM649 shall have top and bottom decorative end caps that shall also serve as mounting brackets to flush or surface mount Alpha Communications® OH600 Series Back Boxes. The decorative end caps shall be made of BLACK flame retardant polycarbonate plastic.

The AM649 shall also provide the necessary circuitry for two wire intercom system operation when used with Alpha Communications®'s TA292A Suite Phone and PK292 or PK292A Amplifier.

Each AM649 Panel or approved equal shall be equipped 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 PK292 r PK292A Amplifier shall mount on the back of the AM649 Panel directly over speaker. This shall be possible because of the specifically designed rails on the aluminum extrusion.

Optional Equipment
  • AM649/XXS Surface mount entrance panel (ex. AM649/10S)
Tek-Guard Vandal-Resistant Apartment Intercom System Speaker/Microphone Entrance Panel

The AM649 Series Vandal-Resistant Entrance Panel is a modular series for use with Alpha Communication®'s TA292A Suite Phone.

Panels are equipped with a weather-resistant mylar speaker protected by a louvered panel and perforated aluminum material. Panels are also equipped with electrostatic microphone protected by perforated aluminum material.

The anodized aluminum panel is available in two sizes. The 4.75" x 11.25" panel accommodates from 2 to 8 push buttons, and the 4.75" x 17.25" panel is used for applications requiring from 10 to 16 push buttons.

The speaker/microphone panel can accommodate up to 16 push buttons suitable for engraving. In addition, the panel also contains up to 16 name holders made of BLACK flame retardant polycarbonate plastic with clear flame retardant polycarbonate plastic strips that snap easily into the panel and are individually replaceable.

The AM649 is also equipped with diodes enabling it to work with the TA292A Suite Phone and PK292 Amplifier to allow for two-wire operation.

The AM649 Entrance Panel and TA292A Suite Phone provide two-way communication between the building entrance and suite, in addition to telephonic privacy and hands-free loudspeaking at the entrance. Controlled entry is permitted by push button operation of the electric door release, if desired. System requires only two conductors (1 common, plus 1 selective #22 AWG).

  • Vandal-resistant panel and push button actuators
  • Hands-free loudspeaking
  • Weather-resistant mylar speaker
  • Engraveable push button actuators
  • Self-wiping push button switches
  • Decorative end caps (BLACK flame retardant polycarbonate plastic)
  • Individually replaceable name holders (BLACK flame retardant polycarbonate plastic)
  • Slim-line surface-mount option
  • Simple installation
Height: 11.25" or 17.25" ('S' prefix denotes 18.88") Width: 4.75"
Push Button:
Individually replaceable type with self-wiping contacts
2.63" (67 mm) voice frequency response
Electrostatic type
Anodized extruded aluminum panel
OH600 Back Box for 11.25" panel 
OH601 Back Box for 17.25" panel 
OH600S Surface Box for 11.25" panel 
OH601S Surface Box for 17.25" panel
End Caps:
4.75" x 1.25"
Name Holders:
2.13" x 1.06"

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