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AlarmForce ordered to pay Matlin court fees

Company drops suit over employee injunction
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05/27/2015

TORONTO—AlarmForce Industries must pay $45,000 in court costs to company founder Joel Matlin and others after AlarmForce dropped a lawsuit that sought to bar two employees from working for Matlin’s new company, ThinkProtection.

B Safe buys backyard competitor

‘Hometown feel’ matters, general manager says
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05/22/2015

MANTUA, N.J.—B Safe, a regional provider of security and fire alarms in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has acquired Security Connection of Gibbstown, N.J.

Ex-ADT exec kick-starts Abode

Home security company exceeds fundraising goal
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05/20/2015

PALO ALTO, Calif.—A former ADT executive’s Kickstarter campaign to help finance a new DIY home security company exceeded its $100,000 goal, and the company, Abode, is up and running.

First Response acquires competitor

Oregon company boosts RMR by $5,000
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05/06/2015

BEAVERTON, Ore.—First Response Systems, an installation, monitoring and alarm response company based here, has acquired one of its competitors, ESDS Corporation, also based here.

AlarmForce names third CEO in less than two years

Toronto-based company has yet to resolve suit brought by Joel Matlin
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05/06/2015

TORONTO—Graham Badun is the new president and CEO of AlarmForce Industries, its third leader in less than two years.

B Safe acquires two more

Company has increased RMR 15 percent in past year
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04/29/2015

WILMINGTON, Del.—Regional security company B Safe, in acquisition mode, has increased its RMR some 15 percent to about $335,000 over the past year, and it’s looking for 35 percent more growth in 2015, according to customer service manager Mary Cakir.

BeON seeks to secure those who don’t want traditional tech

‘Preventative’ LED light system designed to win over resistant homeowners
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04/27/2015

LAS VEGAS—A startup has set its sights—or rather, its lights—on a market that has been elusive for decades. BeON is targeting homeowners who have no intention of investing in home security systems.

N.C. provider ready to get growing

Family-run company looks to home automation, acquisitions, new construction
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04/22/2015

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Superior Quality Security, a provider of residential and small business systems, is looking to grow through home automation offerings, acquisitions and new partnerships with homebuilders.

Dealers: Grow through differentiating, new technology

Turn challenges into opportunity in today’s marketplace, they say
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04/15/2015

LAS VEGAS—Brand awareness and embracing technological advances like video verification, home automation and the cloud are among the main challenges facing mid-size security dealers today, according to three dealers attending the DMP Owners Forum here.

Z-Wave Alliance aims for big debut at big show

Member pavilion at ISC West to feature demo from atop Mount Everest
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04/08/2015

CARLSBAD, Calif.—The Z-Wave Alliance made its presence known at ISC West in a big way this year—including broadcasting a live home automation demonstration from the top of the world.

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