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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: Smart Home Stocks Soar 40% in 2017

Smart Home Stocks Soar 40% in 2017

Coming off a year in which the cumulative stock performance of public companies in the smart home, security and consumer electronics industries grew 22%, 2017 blew that away with a whopping 40.5% increase. However, some companies still saw red.

Read: Nortek Security, Core Brands Strike Merger Agreement to Form NSC

Nortek Security, Core Brands Strike Merger Agreement to Form NSC

The merger will help the new company serve its customers in the residential and commercial control, security, entertainment and access markets.

Read: Cybersecurity Conundrum: Who’s Responsible When Rogue IoT Device Brings Down Network?

Cybersecurity Conundrum: Who’s Responsible When Rogue IoT Device Brings Down Network?

UL says integrators and manufacturers share liability when IoT systems are hacked. Here’s how to implement cybersecurity guidelines and best practices.

Read: Power Management Study Reveals Tech Providers Not Fully Compensated for Service Calls

Power Management Study Reveals Tech Providers Not Fully Compensated for Service Calls

The first Power Management Study shows residential dealers sell nearly $1,700 in power management/conditioning equipment per project.

Read: Trump Authorizes PASS Act, Exempts Security Systems From DoE Energy Restrictions

Trump Authorizes PASS Act, Exempts Security Systems From DoE Energy Restrictions

President Trump signed the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act that exempts security systems from having to abide by DoE’s no-load energy restrictions.

Read: Why Homebuilder Relationships Are a Hot Commodity for Security Dealers

Why Homebuilder Relationships Are a Hot Commodity for Security Dealers

Homebuilders have begun to see technology as an asset again. Now’s the time for security dealers to capitalize by becoming valued partners.

Read: Why Did Dish Spend $20B on 5G Spectrum? Spoiler Alert: Think Video

Why Did Dish Spend $20B on 5G Spectrum? Spoiler Alert: Think Video

Dish now owns more low-, mid- and high-band licensed spectrum than any of the major mobile carriers, including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.

Read: Congress Looking to Exempt Security Devices From No-Load Power Requirements

Congress Looking to Exempt Security Devices From No-Load Power Requirements

The Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act would exempt no-load power energy use restrictions for security equipment.

Read: Smart Home Superstore: Best Buy to Expand Home Automation, Security Offerings

Smart Home Superstore: Best Buy to Expand Home Automation, Security Offerings

Best Buy plans to expand Smart Home Powered by Vivint home automation and security to 450 stores and add 1,500 dedicated smart home employees.

Read: Richard Chace, Former SIA CEO, Dies at 49

Richard Chace, Former SIA CEO, Dies at 49

Richard Chace, who ran the Security Industry Association for 11 years, succumbed to a sudden fatal illness in China.

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