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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: 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: ADT Reports More Than 3 in 4 Installs Are Smart Home Systems

ADT Reports More Than 3 in 4 Installs Are Smart Home Systems

ADT reported a Q2 loss while showing 80% of residential installs are now smart home systems, with 15,000 Amazon Alexa Guard deployments.

Read: SnapAV, Control4 Complete Merger to Form Unified Smart Home Business

SnapAV, Control4 Complete Merger to Form Unified Smart Home Business

SnapAV’s $680 millon deal for Control4 is finalized with 99% shareholder approval. New mega-company remains focused on professional install channel only.

Read: Exclusive: Mid-Year Report Forecasts Growth in Latter Half of 2019

Exclusive: Mid-Year Report Forecasts Growth in Latter Half of 2019

In the face of recessionary rumblings, installing security and CE contractors report 5% to 10% growth in first half of year, with stronger growth projected. Hot product categories predicted.

Read: Video Tour: CEDIA Celebrates Opening of Global HQ in Fishers, Ind.

Video Tour: CEDIA Celebrates Opening of Global HQ in Fishers, Ind.

CEDIA welcomed visitors to its newest asset, a 40,000-square-foot building, featuring a full experience center and training facilities.

Read: How DTiQ Melds Surveillance, Point-of-Sale to Ring Up $50M Annually in RMR

How DTiQ Melds Surveillance, Point-of-Sale to Ring Up $50M Annually in RMR

Integrator DTiQ uses surveillance and POS data to offer “smart audit” consultative services for retail and hospitality clients, enhancing employee engagement and reducing theft.

Read: ADT to Replace Pulse With Command and Control Platform

ADT to Replace Pulse With Command and Control Platform

ADT Command and Control, a wireless panel and app combo with numerous smart home capabilities, will launch later this month.

Read: Resideo Stock Price Falls 25% After Company Tweaks 2019 Outlook

Resideo Stock Price Falls 25% After Company Tweaks 2019 Outlook

Resideo plans to broaden its products and solutions segment into new and complementary verticals through new products, technology and business additions.

Read: Control4 Acquires Remote Control Specialist NEEO

Control4 Acquires Remote Control Specialist NEEO

Control4 will use NEEO’s expertise for its latest smart home touch panels, remote controls, keypads and similar devices.

Read: Interlogix to Bring Back Security Pro Dealer Program

Interlogix to Bring Back Security Pro Dealer Program

The company says the broader goal of bringing back the pro dealer program is to elevate the Interlogix brand name among integrators and their customers.

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