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Marie Van Brittan Brown

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Rania Mirza

on 5 February 2014

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Marie Van Brittan Brown
Marie Van Brittan Brown was born on October 30, 1922 in Jamaica Queens, New York. She married Albert Brown. It's unknown if Marie had any children. She had two careers a nurse and an inventor. She died on February 2, 1999 at the age of 76.

Marie's invention

In 1966 Marie and her husband Albert created a way to watch people around their home, while they were inside their house. This invention included a hidden camera that ran on a track, which could see through four small holes. Marie received a patent in 1969 for inventing the home security system, or closed circuit television system. Her patent was number 3,482,037. A patent is a protection for a new idea so someone else cannot take credit for the creation.
Why Marie inspires me
Marie inspires me because she was a woman who wanted to protect her family from neighborhood crime. She used technology to create the first home security system during a time when people were depending on the police to keep them safe. She solved her own problem. My family has a home security system, therefore Marie's invention has helped me feel safer at home.
The Effects of Marie's
Invention
Thanks to Marie's invention people can feel safe at home. Marie's invention inspired others to improve the home security system. The improvements have been making the devices smaller, making it higher in technology, and adding an alarm, which will alert the police. It doesn't only make you feel safe it can warn you of robbery, kidnapping, and break-ins. Her invention helps protect millions of people today.
Marie Brown Life Facts
Home security system
Can You Guess?
Which newspaper wrote an article about Marie Brown's invention in 1969?
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