Marie Van Brittan Brown (October 30, 1922 – February 2, 1999) was an African-American inventor, becoming the originator of the home security system in 1966, along with her husband Albert Brown, a patent was granted in 1969. Brown was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York. She worked as a nurse and her husband was an electronics technician so their work hours were often on opposite ends of the spectrum.
Marie was inspired to invent the home security system because it took the police too long to arrive after being called by residents of her neighbourhood. Therefore it goes without saying, we owe Marie Van Brittan Brown a debt of gratitude for the invention of the home security system which helps in protecting our safety. [Read more…]