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Diane Christie: Security, a career with satisfaction

November 19, 2012Martha Entwistle

SANTA ANA, Calif.— Diane Christie works for Stanley CSS as VP of national accounts for the West, but early on, she thought she'd become a schoolteacher.“I'm teaching, just not for the school system,” she said.Christie started working for a security company right out of high school. “My future father-in-law was the central station manager for Honeywell Home and Building Control [the precursor to HSM, which was eventually purchased by Stanley]. They had a couple of women working...

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Putting the Vivint sale in perspective

September 19, 2012Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—News today that the Blackstone Group, a $180 billion private equity firm, will acquire home automation and security company Vivint in an agreement worth more than $2 billion is another “huge shot of support for the industry,” Michael Barnes, founding partner of Barnes Associates, a consulting and advisory firm that specializes in the security alarm industry, told Security Systems News.“Blackstone has the opportunity and the ability to invest virtually anywhere...

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