We went through the archives of Electronic House from 1989 to pull out some old gems.
Electronic House Buying Guide 1989
HAI Model 1503
Mastervoice Butler-in-a-Box
MKO
Unity Systems Home Manager
Ultraflo
Parks Associates
Home Automation Systems
X10
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HAI Model 1503

HAI’s Model 1503—with its trademark black faceplate—still remains a legend in HAI history.

Back in the day, HAI was the leading manufacturer of security panels that doubled as home automation systems. HAI is one of the few home automation companies that is still around. The company has expanded way beyond security and lighting control but still maintains its legacy as an affordable solutions provider.

The company remains under the same ownership, with co-founders Jay McLellan and Tom Pickral still running the show.

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