Photo credit: Hatecraft
Extensive home automation systems may readily exist today, but at least one person had the technology back in 1985. Reddit user “Hatecraft, a former Home Manager from the now-defunct company Unity Systems, not only had one that controlled a wide variety of different subsystems, but it also came with a fully-functional touchscreen interface, on a CRT monitor nonetheless. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
According to Digital Trends: “As you can see in the screenshots, the system can control the house’s outlets/switches, security system, sprinklers, HVAC, the temperature in different zones of the house, and much more. Judging from the look of it, it appears that the interface isn’t particularly streamlined – but for something that was programmed in the early ’80s, its actually quite impressive.”