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Diane Christie: Security, a career with satisfaction

For the fourth consecutive year, Security Systems News is profiling women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. Christie, Stanley CSS’ VP of national accounts for the West, is one of six women featured.
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11/19/2012

Putting the Vivint sale in perspective

Michael Barnes and George De Marco on the $2 billion valuation of Vivint, whether its growth plans are realistic, and its plans for expansion into commercial security
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09/19/2012

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.