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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: Get a Clue, Gizmodo. Pro-Installed Smart Home Gear <i>Is</i> Worth It.

Get a Clue, Gizmodo. Pro-Installed Smart Home Gear Is Worth It.

Mainstream consumer media like Gizmodo still don’t seem to realize that professional smart home installation is an option compared to DIY.

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: Nortek Control Officially Transitions to Nice North America Branding

Nortek Control Officially Transitions to Nice North America Branding

Certain brands such as ELAN, SpeakerCraft and Panamax will fall under the Nice North America banner, while security brands such as 2GIG, Abode and HySecurity will retain their names.

Read: Alarm.com Revenue Up 12.7% in Q2, Celebrates Business Highlights

Alarm.com Revenue Up 12.7% in Q2, Celebrates Business Highlights

Alarm.com reported “solid” revenue gains during its second quarter and has a bullish outlook for rest of the year.

Read: Vivint Q2: Sale of Canadian Accounts Rockets Revenue to $407.3M

Vivint Q2: Sale of Canadian Accounts Rockets Revenue to $407.3M

Vivint added 26,328 new subscribers, a record for the second quarter, and reported an attrition rate of 10.9%, a 17-quarter low.

Read: Resideo Sees Record Q2 Revenues Courtesy of Price Hikes

Resideo Sees Record Q2 Revenues Courtesy of Price Hikes

Resideo’s Products and Solutions group had record revenues of $764 million, while its ADI Global Distribution unit hit record revenues of $922 million.

Read: Q2 Report: Google Nest Partnership Helps ADT Achieve Highest-Ever RMR Balance

Q2 Report: Google Nest Partnership Helps ADT Achieve Highest-Ever RMR Balance

ADT saw its numbers greatly improve over last year’s results, increasing its net income from a massive loss to a big gain.

Read: Don’t Let It Happen to You: Integrator Falls for Cyber Scam, Loses $62K Equipment Deposit

Don’t Let It Happen to You: Integrator Falls for Cyber Scam, Loses $62K Equipment Deposit

Learn how a hacked email account led to an integrator losing a $115,00 job and costing its homebuilder partner its $62,000 deposit.

Read: AICC Names New Leadership; Lou Fiore Resigns

AICC Names New Leadership; Lou Fiore Resigns

Tiffany Galarza of ADT and Sascha Kylau of OneTel Security to co-chair committee following resignation of Lou Fiore.

Read: Resideo Acquires Distributor ECD to Add to ADI Brand

Resideo Acquires Distributor ECD to Add to ADI Brand

Houston-based PowerHouse Alliance member Electronic Custom Distributors (ECD) will become part of ADI Global Distribution business.

Read: How ADT Commercial Won the 2022 SAMMY Award for Best Content Marketing

How ADT Commercial Won the 2022 SAMMY Award for Best Content Marketing

ADT Commercial compiled several tools and thought-leading materials to create the COVID-19 Relief Funding for K-12 Schools white paper.

Read: How Custom Alarm Won the 2022 SAMMY Award for Best Promotional Giveaway

How Custom Alarm Won the 2022 SAMMY Award for Best Promotional Giveaway

Local businesses received a Custom Alarm branded tote bag filled with gift cards from local restaurants and products from the company’s customers.

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