A condo video intercom system from the future!

Most large condo complexes have some sort of secure entry system. Modern ones tend to have a voice intercom where you can buzz in your visitors via a code on your phone. Sometimes there is also a video camera at the entry gate, but almost none are as groovy as the one I stumbled upon yesterday in a 1985 condo.

When a visitor buzzes from the entry, you pick up this handset to speak to them.

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But what if you want to see who’s at the door? Well, just pop open the Jetson’s-style monitor! (That is a mini-CRT that pops out!)

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