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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: Lutron, SnapAV Strike Deal to Help Dealers Grow Lighting Control Sales

Lutron, SnapAV Strike Deal to Help Dealers Grow Lighting Control Sales

SnapAV becomes the exclusive reseller of a new Lutron RA2 Select Main Repeater with SnapAV’s OvrC remote-management platform built in.

Read: Who Owns Home Surveillance Footage, Other Related Legal Questions Answered

Who Owns Home Surveillance Footage, Other Related Legal Questions Answered

With the proliferation of doorbell cams such as Ring, Nest Hello and smart home security systems, the liability and ownership rights to the images is coming to the forefront.

Read: Can You Get RMR From Smart Thermostats? New Data Shows Potential

Can You Get RMR From Smart Thermostats? New Data Shows Potential

According to new data from Parks Associates, half of U.S. households would pay $5/month for subsidized smart thermostat installation with an ongoing service program.

Read: Welcome Alula: IpDatatel, Resolution Products Reveal New Name

Welcome Alula: IpDatatel, Resolution Products Reveal New Name

The company’s newly named Alula Connect+ hub is a professional-only solution with automation, security and video surveillance designed to help integrators compete against consumer DIY security solutions.

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.

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