Jason Knott's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: Book Review: Great Minds Think Alike

Book Review: Great Minds Think Alike

Ron Davis’ “Greatest Ideas of the Alarm Industry’s Greatest Thinkers” reveals 90 pieces of actionable business advice for alarm dealers and security integrators.

Read: A Peek Into Vicon’s Mission for Open Standards

A Peek Into Vicon’s Mission for Open Standards

Vicon Industries CEO Eric Fullerton believes video surveillance consolidation has stifled innovation. He is now challenging security systems integrators and end users to spec only ONVIF-based open platform systems.

Jason Knott's Latest Posts

Read: Father’s Day Advice for Busy Integrators

Father’s Day Advice for Busy Integrators

The most important thing to remember about family is that it always comes first. Hear what else industry Dads have to say about fatherhood.

Read: American Alarm Gains 1,800 New Customers With Security Design Consultants Acquisition

American Alarm Gains 1,800 New Customers With Security Design Consultants Acquisition

American Alarm generates over $18.3 million per year in RMR with its comprehensive security systems and monitoring.

Read: MONI Posts Increased Livewatch RMR Amidst Stubborn Attrition

MONI Posts Increased Livewatch RMR Amidst Stubborn Attrition

Livewatch is MONI’s DIY home security system featuring professional alarm monitoring.

Read: Amazon Launches New Echo Device With Built-In Screen

Amazon Launches New Echo Device With Built-In Screen

The Amazon Echo Show gives users the ability to view video from their security cameras.

Read: ADT Explains How It Fits Into the World of Smart Homes

ADT Explains How It Fits Into the World of Smart Homes

ADT sees security systems adapting to the smart home world through voice activation, wearables, IP cameras, one-button panics, roadside assistance and distracted driving alerts.

Read: Marijuana Dispensary Security? Security Grade Protective Services Strikes Big in Niche Market

Marijuana Dispensary Security? Security Grade Protective Services Strikes Big in Niche Market

Security Grade has done approximately 100 cannabis-related security installations. They range from $10,000 to $300,000 depending on the size of the dispensary or cultivation center.

Read: ADT Pulse Smart-Home Automation and Security Reaches 2 Million Customers

ADT Pulse Smart-Home Automation and Security Reaches 2 Million Customers

Announced at ISC West, ADT Pulse automation and security system surpasses its 2 millionth customer. Pulse 8.0 revamped design due out this spring.

Read: 13 Low-Light Video Surveillance Tips to Enlighten Your Solutions

13 Low-Light Video Surveillance Tips to Enlighten Your Solutions

From processing power to lens selection to proper positioning, here are 13 tips to help shed light on proper installation of cameras in low-light conditions.

Read: Report Shows Houston Is ‘Most Infected’ City for Cybersecurity

Report Shows Houston Is ‘Most Infected’ City for Cybersecurity

List of top 10 ‘most-infected’ cities in U.S. in terms of devices that carry malware shows integrators where cybersecurity opportunities lie.

Read: Integrators Beware, New Law to Prohibit Asking Potential Employees About Previous Wage Earnings

Integrators Beware, New Law to Prohibit Asking Potential Employees About Previous Wage Earnings

Like Massachusetts, Philadelphia makes it illegal for employers to ask prospective employees about their salary history.

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