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Jason Knott

Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales & Integration. 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 is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business and serves as the Chief Content Officer for CE Pro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.

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Jason Knott's Latest Opinion Posts

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: 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.

Read: Elan Reveals Facial Recognition Touch Panels, Video Doorbell With Built-In Analytics

Elan Reveals Facial Recognition Touch Panels, Video Doorbell With Built-In Analytics

The Elan Intelligent Touch Panel identifies a pre-registered person and then triggers a series of commands based on that person’s preferences.

Read: Resideo Previews New Honeywell Home Ecosystem at CES 2019

Resideo Previews New Honeywell Home Ecosystem at CES 2019

Over the next two years, Resideo will roll out its Honeywell Home ecosystem featuring Z-Wave/WiFi/cellular-communicating touch panels, motion sensors and much more.

Read: 2018 Smart Home Stocks: Winners and (Mostly) Losers

2018 Smart Home Stocks: Winners and (Mostly) Losers

While Napco and Alarm.com had banner years, stock prices for many public companies in the smart home, security and custom integration markets dropped 19% on average in 2018.

Read: Understanding Lunch-Break Policy Rules for Technicians

Understanding Lunch-Break Policy Rules for Technicians

Security dealers and A/V integrators must not force employees to work through lunch, nor can employees opt to waive their lunch break.

Read: Here Are the Cities With the Most Package Thefts

Here Are the Cities With the Most Package Thefts

Package theft is becoming more prevalent as consumers shift to online shopping. Are you offering the right security solutions to protect them?

Read: Office Depot to Begin Offering Smart Home Installation Services

Office Depot to Begin Offering Smart Home Installation Services

Office Depot customers will be able to buy smart home devices from Google and Nest, and have them installed and connected to their other devices.

Read: Tariffs and the Security Industry: Here’s What You Need to Know & How to Prepare

Tariffs and the Security Industry: Here’s What You Need to Know & How to Prepare

Here is everything you need to know as the security and custom electronic industries brace for the impact of another potential round of Trump’s tariffs.

Read: Lowe’s Seeking Buyer for Iris Smart Home Business

Lowe’s Seeking Buyer for Iris Smart Home Business

The Iris Smart Home platform features the usual home automation components: a smart hub, contact sensors, motion sensors, smart bulbs, WiFi camera integrations and more.

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