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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: Snap One Q1 Report Shows Strong Demand for Smart Products

Snap One Q1 Report Shows Strong Demand for Smart Products

Snap One reported Q1 revenue growth of 26% to $277 million. Supply chain struggles will force it to initiate an 8% price hike in June.

Read: Could Smart Home Equipment Servicing Be Your Next Goldmine?

Could Smart Home Equipment Servicing Be Your Next Goldmine?

New research shows demand for smart home “repair” service is expected to grow 11% per year, emphasizing the importance of offering ongoing service agreements for RMR.

Read: ADT Reports Q1 Revenues Rose 18% to $1.5B

ADT Reports Q1 Revenues Rose 18% to $1.5B

ADT also had a net income of $52 million compared to a net loss of $48 million last year in the same period.

Read: NAPCO Sets Another Record for Net Sales During Q3

NAPCO Sets Another Record for Net Sales During Q3

Despite the solid sales growth in Q3, NAPCO says its ability to fully meet demand for products continues to be constrained by the ongoing supply chain challenges, electronic component shortages and logistics delays.

Read: Alarm.com Bottom Line Takes Hit in Q1 Courtesy of Supply Chain Woes

Alarm.com Bottom Line Takes Hit in Q1 Courtesy of Supply Chain Woes

Though Alarm.com’s Q1 revenues rose 19% to $205M, hardware and shipping costs increased dramatically, resulting in a price increase for Q2.

Read: Vivint Sees Q1 Revenues Increase 14.7% to $392.7M

Vivint Sees Q1 Revenues Increase 14.7% to $392.7M

Vivint says it believes its 11.2% attrition rate is the lowest among national smart home companies by a significant margin.

Read: Should Your Business Begin Accepting Crypto Payments?

Should Your Business Begin Accepting Crypto Payments?

Integrators must prepare themselves as transactions utilizing cryptocurrency payments become more common, especially among affluent Millennials.

Read: Alarm.com Total Revenue Increased 21.2% in 2021, 17.9% in Q4

Alarm.com Total Revenue Increased 21.2% in 2021, 17.9% in Q4

Alarm.com continues to see success with its SaaS business model and anticipates up to 9.3% revenue growth in 2022 to as high as $819M.

Read: Vivint Announces 2021 Fiscal Results; Adds 360,500 New Subscribers

Vivint Announces 2021 Fiscal Results; Adds 360,500 New Subscribers

Vivint also reported its lowest subscriber attrition rate in more than three years of 11.3% in its latest quarter.

Read: 5.5B Matter-Compliant Smart Home Devices Expected to Ship by 2030

5.5B Matter-Compliant Smart Home Devices Expected to Ship by 2030

Manufacturers want to make the Matter smart home specification the de facto standard with more than half of all devices able to connect.

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