Household Items You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women

Born in Queens, New York, Marie Van Brittan Brown invented the home security system in 1966. The system consisted of an outdoor camera that sent the signal to a monitor inside the home, so the resident could see who was outside the door, listen to their voice, and open the door with a remote control. Marie received an award from the National Science Committee for this invention, which soon served not only homes, but also businesses.