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Jason Knott

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at jason.knott@emeraldexpo.com

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Jason Knott's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: Cloud-Based Video Surveillance: How to Sell It ‘As a Service’

Cloud-Based Video Surveillance: How to Sell It ‘As a Service’

Johnson Controls’ Martin Renkis talks pricing, sales tactics for integrators adopting an ‘as a service’ business model for video surveillance.

Read: Considerations to Think About When Sharing Surveillance Footage With Customers

Considerations to Think About When Sharing Surveillance Footage With Customers

Sharing footage with clients such as tenants of multidwelling units can be risky for security pros. Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum shares how to protect your company should a request be made.

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: What You Need to Know to Get Your CARES Act Money

What You Need to Know to Get Your CARES Act Money

Both integrators and manufacturers are eligible for SBA loans for two months of payroll, and repayment will be forgiven if CARES Act rules are followed.

Read: 4 Tips for Creating a Coronavirus Safety Checklist From a Legal Expert

4 Tips for Creating a Coronavirus Safety Checklist From a Legal Expert

Jennifer Kirschenbaum offers four important tips for creating a coronavirus safety checklist to use before dispatching technicians to projects.

Read: DHS Labels Integrators as ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers’

DHS Labels Integrators as ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers’

DHS guidelines would allow techs to continue installing systems across a range of market niches, including home offices during the coronavirus crisis.

Read: 2GIG Co-founder Scott Simon Passes Away Unexpectedly

2GIG Co-founder Scott Simon Passes Away Unexpectedly

Simon co-founded 2GIG Technologies along with Lance Dean following their time together at Honeywell.

Read: Vivint Reveals Some Eye-Popping Numbers During Quarterly Filing

Vivint Reveals Some Eye-Popping Numbers During Quarterly Filing

In its first earnings call since becoming a public company, Vivint revealed margins at 40.6%, $66 in RMR per subscriber and 15 devices per installation.

Read: ADT Sees Revenue Climb 12% in 2019, Details 3G Sunset Upgrade Cost

ADT Sees Revenue Climb 12% in 2019, Details 3G Sunset Upgrade Cost

ADT continues to diversify beyond traditional home security, recently launching Blue by ADT, a DIY offering, and acquiring Defenders, its largest independent dealer.

Read: Vivint Makes Stock Market Debut, Shares Rise 5%

Vivint Makes Stock Market Debut, Shares Rise 5%

Vivint’s merger with Mosaic and IPO reportedly brought $690 million in capital to the company and added $488 million in equity.

Read: Ring Introduces Exclusive Pro-Install Equipment Line at CES

Ring Introduces Exclusive Pro-Install Equipment Line at CES

The Ring X line features higher equipment price points, longer warranty and lifetime subscription to streaming service for customers.

Read: ADT Unveils DIY Smart Home Security Brand, Products at CES 2020

ADT Unveils DIY Smart Home Security Brand, Products at CES 2020

ADT says it will rebrand its LifeShield DIY solutions under the new name Blue by ADT. The company also unveiled new cameras, as well as new products for Command and Control.

Read: Napco, UEI Lead Smart Home Stocks in 2019

Napco, UEI Lead Smart Home Stocks in 2019

Stocks of 50 major smart home-related companies averaged a stock price increase of 29% in 2019, led by impressive gains from UEI, Napco and others.

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