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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: Clare Controls Aims to Redfine Smart Security and Home Controls With New Panel

Clare Controls Aims to Redfine Smart Security and Home Controls With New Panel

A new backend management platform for dealers and a unified experience for users represents a new business model in wireless smart home security.

Read: CEDIA Expo Virtual Experience Dates Revealed

CEDIA Expo Virtual Experience Dates Revealed

CEDIA Expo Virtual Experience is slated for Sept. 15-17 and will feature keynotes, manufacturer training and CEDIA business and technical education.

Read: CEDIA Regional Tech Summits to Resume in Fall

CEDIA Regional Tech Summits to Resume in Fall

CEDIA will be implementing additional social distancing and safety measures in conjunction with each venue and state/local guidelines.

Read: CEDIA Expo 2020 Canceled; Virtual Experience to Be Held

CEDIA Expo 2020 Canceled; Virtual Experience to Be Held

CEDIA 2020 was forced to cancel after the Governor of Colorado declared the convention center would remain a medical care facility for nonemergency COVID-19 cases until the end of the year.

Read: Custom Integration Industry Slammed by COVID-19, Says CEDIA

Custom Integration Industry Slammed by COVID-19, Says CEDIA

Results from a new study reveal business fell for 85% of integrators with most projects delayed from one to three months.

Read: SnapAV Revamps OvrC Remote Management Platform With Focus on Usability

SnapAV Revamps OvrC Remote Management Platform With Focus on Usability

The overhaul of SnapAV’s OvrC platform includes hundreds of enhancements such as an all-new mobile app, faster performance and much more.

Read: DIY Smart Home System Wink to Begin Charging Users Monthly Fee

DIY Smart Home System Wink to Begin Charging Users Monthly Fee

Former DIY smart home darling Wink will reverse course and require users to pay $5 per month or their systems will be disabled by May 31.

Read: Vivint Q1 Revenues Up $27M as Subscribers Increase 5.3%

Vivint Q1 Revenues Up $27M as Subscribers Increase 5.3%

While Vivint’s overall average revenue per subscriber increased $1.49 per month compared to Q1 last year, attrition slightly increased as well.

Read: Businesses Can Receive Special Pricing With This Type of Amazon Account

Businesses Can Receive Special Pricing With This Type of Amazon Account

Amazon Business is a platform that gives distributors and integrators special pricing and free shipping on various devices.

Read: What You Need to Know to Get Your CARES Act Money

What You Need to Know to Get Your CARES Act Money

Both integrators and manufacturers are eligible for SBA loans for two months of payroll, and repayment will be forgiven if CARES Act rules are followed.

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