Despite being from the mid-80’s, this is very cool glimpse into the past of home automation. Much of this is very commonly place these days – climate control, lighting control, security system integration, etc. What is really great to see about this system is the user interface, which is integral to any successful home automation system. Back in 1985, touchscreen LCD displays weren’t available, so they used a CRT monitor with a sensors that would track horizontal and vertical position of your finger as it “touched” the monitor, simulating a “press” on the screen. The user interface, while a bit clunky, is very functional and provides quite a lot of features and end-user control. Take a look!