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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: Security Integrators Sound Off on 2023 Outlook

Security Integrators Sound Off on 2023 Outlook

Annual SSI Dealer Roundtable panel reports record 2022 revenues with inflation allowing for monitoring price increase. 2023 outlook is strong.

Read: Resideo Showcases Water Security Solutions

Resideo Showcases Water Security Solutions

Resideo releases new water leak and freeze detector solution, new Resideo Academy education app, and Pro-IQ Service software.

Read: NAPCO Q2 Sales Rise 27% to Record $42.3M

NAPCO Q2 Sales Rise 27% to Record $42.3M

NAPCO StarLink, Alarm Lock and Continental access control products drive strong growth. Former NY Governor joins NAPCO board.

Read: Wasabi Technologies Debuts ‘Bottomless’ Video Storage Solution

Wasabi Technologies Debuts ‘Bottomless’ Video Storage Solution

Wasabi Surveillance Cloud enables limitless cloud storage capacity for offloading video surveillance footage.

Read: Is There Liability from In-Home Security Monitoring?

Is There Liability from In-Home Security Monitoring?

Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum is not prepared to say in-home central station monitoring is deceptive or a dereliction of duty.

Read: PSA Network Adds Cloud Collect as Technology Partner

PSA Network Adds Cloud Collect as Technology Partner

Cloud Collect solution will enable PSA Network integrators to more easily offer cloud-based video solutions to their clients.

Read: Johnson Controls Q1 Revenues Rise 4%

Johnson Controls Q1 Revenues Rise 4%

Johnson Controls first quarter revenues hit $6B. North American market strong driven by installation segment.

Read: New Global Wesco Anixter Brand Name Unveiled

New Global Wesco Anixter Brand Name Unveiled

Wesco acquired security-focused distributor Anixter back in 2020. New Wesco Anixter represents united brand name.

Read: ESX 2023 Selects Inspirational Speaker Kenyon Salo as Keynoter

ESX 2023 Selects Inspirational Speaker Kenyon Salo as Keynoter

The plated-luncheon ESX keynote session is titled, ‘The Bucket List Life: Create More Experiences, Share More Stories, Live More Fulfilled.’

Read: Snap One Luma x20 IP Cameras Hit the Market

Snap One Luma x20 IP Cameras Hit the Market

Snap One’s family of AI-powered Luma x20 surveillance products that were previewed at CEDIA Expo 2022 are now available.

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