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Settlement reached in Joel Matlin's $11.3 million lawsuit against AlarmForce

March 11, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

TORONTO—A settlement was reached on March 10 in Joel Matlin's $11.3 million lawsuit against AlarmForce.Matlin, who is the founder and former CEO of AlarmForce Industries before he was ousted in 2013, told Security Systems News, “I am happy that it is has been resolved,” but noted he is “restricted to talk about it in any way.”Matlin filed a lawsuit over his dismissal in October of 2013.Industry veteran Matlin launched Think Protection, a mass market home alarm company,...

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Matlins' new gig includes e-commerce

August 19, 2015Amy Canfield

Think Protection, the mass market home alarm company launched by industry veteran Joel Matlin in June, is preparing for another launch next month: an e-commerce store. “The launch is incredibly exciting as potential customers can order an alarm system through the store 24/7 from anywhere in the world," Matlin's son, Adam Matlin, Think Protection's COO, told me. "With us operating throughout the U.S. and Canada, we believe the e-commerce store will present a fantastic opportunity to dramatically...

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AlarmForce ordered to pay Matlin court fees

May 27, 2015Amy Canfield

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.A Superior Court of Justice here ruled May 25, a month after AlarmForce dropped its suit, that Matlin, his son, Adam Matlin, and former AlarmForce employees David Costantini and Maciej Gerwel should be compensated for legal fees they incurred to fight it, according to...

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AlarmForce names third CEO in less than two years

May 6, 2015Amy Canfield

TORONTO—Graham Badun is the new president and CEO of AlarmForce Industries, its third leader in less than two years.Badun, with a background in real estate services and hired as the result of an executive search, replaces Anthony Pizzonia, who had been with AlarmForce for 23 years.“I see this as a great opportunity to take this brand and make it stronger,” Badun told Security Systems News. “The company is excited, the board is excited. I'm looking forward to learning new components...

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Joel Matlin launches new alarm company: Think Protection

February 25, 2015Amy Canfield

Updated March 2 with Joel Matlin interviewTORONTO—Joel Matlin, founder of AlarmForce, is launching a new alarm company called Think Protection.Matlin will serve as CEO; his son, Adam Matlin, will serve as COO.Think Protection "plans to offer the U.S. and Canadian home alarm mass markets the most advanced technology at the absolute lowest cost. We will be very customer centric with good infrastructure and a very well-managed staff," Joel Matlin told Security Systems News.The startup will make...

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Matlin back in home security, as a consultant

July 23, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

TORONTO—The yearlong noncompete of ousted AlarmForce CEO Joel Matlin is at an end and now he's back in the home security business—as a marketing consultant.“I'm a free man, which is wonderful,” Matlin told Security Systems News. He was abruptly fired last July 23 from AlarmForce, based here, a company Matlin founded in 1988 and grew organically to be one of Canada's largest security companies.Now, Matlin Creative—the marketing company that he and his son, Adam Matlin,...

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Fired AlarmForce exec launches new business

December 4, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

TORONTO—Joel Matlin, the recently ousted CEO and founder of AlarmForce Industries, launched his own marketing business this week to serve security companies and other clients.“It's exciting,” Matlin told Security Systems News. “And bear in mind, of course, I only have a one year non-compete [agreement with AlarmForce], so you can park that wherever you want.”He said Matlin Creative, the new marketing firm run by Matlin and his son, Adam, who also was fired from AlarmForce...

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Fired AlarmForce CEO wants $11.3 million in damages

October 2, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

TORONTO—The recently ousted CEO of AlarmForce Industries is suing the company for more than $11.3 million, claiming he was wrongfully dismissed and suggesting age discrimination was a reason.Joel Matlin, who founded AlarmForce 25 years ago, was abruptly fired in July after a unanimous vote by the company's board. Matlin, 65, who previously told Security Systems News that his termination as CEO and president was the result of “a mutiny created by my CFO, Anthony Pizzonia,” filed...

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Fired AlarmForce CEO fighting his ouster

August 7, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

TORONTO—The recently ousted CEO of AlarmForce Industries, one of Canada's largest security companies, said he's planning a legal strategy designed to replace the board members who fired him.“I'm working on getting rid of the existing board,” said Joel Matlin, who also founded the company, based here, 25 years ago. He told Security Systems News that he's working with his legal team to hold a proxy vote that he believes will result in getting a new board in place.His termination as...

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Management shake-up at AlarmForce

July 24, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

Last year, AlarmForce Industries, a Toronto-based super-regional, announced that its board of directors was looking at selling the company. Now the board says the company won't be sold but grown instead, and has “terminated” AlarmForce's longtime President and CEO Joel Matlin. Alarm Force announced in a news release Tuesday that it had “terminated the employment" of Matlin but said that he will “continue to serve as a director of the company.” Matlin holds a stake in...

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