A-LED Keypad Reader with Alphanumeric Display

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The Authenticard A-LED Keypad Reader features a scrolling 21-character LCD display for preset and user-defineable messages.  Designed specifically for access control systems, A-LED is available in many versions for use with most credential technologies. The touch-sensitive keypad with OLED backlighting eliminates moving parts and features a smooth hardened acrylic surface making it suitable for both outdoor and indoor use.


  • 21-Character Scrolling LCD Display
  • Internal Real-Time Clock (synchronisation via RS485)
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use – weatherproof to IP65
  • Can be mounted on metal without degradation of read range
  • Universal metal back-plate allows easy installation on a UK, EU & US single-gang back-box as well as direct wall mounting
  • Fully encapsulated construction


  • Compatible with all standard access control systems
  • Standard LCD messages; Access Granted, Access Denied, Enter Pin, Card Number, Name, Time and Date (with time sync software)
  • Backlit Keypad
  • 4-colour OLED indication
  • Integral beeper
  • Tamper Protection Output
  • 12VDC Operation
  • EU (CE) Certification


  • 125KHz Proximity (A-LED-125)
  • DESFire (A-LED-EV1)
  • Authentifire (A-LED-AF)
  • Legic (A-LED-LEG)

a-keypad_backplate drawing_004ga-keypad_side-on drawing_006Installation is made easy with the universal metal backplate designed to fit to a single-gang backbox or for surface mounting. Positioning and alignment can be made prior to securing the reader which locates onto latching tabs at the top and an integral non-drop screw located underneath.


Operating Frequency 125 KHz 13.56 MHz
Communication Proximity ISO 14443A 1-4
Read Range

A-PM (Dual Technology)

up to 50 mm
up to 80 mm
up to 60 mm
up to 30 mm
up to 20 mm
up to 40 mm

up to 25 mm
up to 25 mm
Net Weight 210 g
Installation Integral Metal Back-Plate
Connection 300mm Pigtail
Keypad Touch-Sensitive 4 x 3
Dimensions 115.5mm x 84.5mm x 20.5mm
Power Requirement 10-15 VDC @ 150 mA (maximum)
Operating Temperature -30°C to 70°C
Protection Rating IP65
Cable Distance Up to 150 Metres
Conformity CE (R&TTE, RoHS)
Casing Material Polycarbonate and ABS
Colour Black
Output Protocol Wiegand (RS232 or RS485 optional)