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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: 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: SnapAV Rebrands to Snap One Ahead of IPO

SnapAV Rebrands to Snap One Ahead of IPO

The Snap One name reflects the company’s goal to be the one-stop-shop for solutions, services and platforms for integrators whose businesses have grown well beyond A/V products.

Read: Congress Addresses Google, Amazon Smart Home ‘Monopoly Problem’

Congress Addresses Google, Amazon Smart Home ‘Monopoly Problem’

A recent Senate judiciary subcommittee anti-trust hearing also tackled concerns related to privacy/data-sharing, interoperability and patent infringement, among other subjects.

Read: Not Collecting Sales Tax on Service Agreements? Here’s How.

Not Collecting Sales Tax on Service Agreements? Here’s How.

Security dealers and custom integrators that offer remote systems management and other taxable services to out-of-state clients must collect sales tax.

Read: Google Support for Matter Smart Home Protocol: What’s it All Mean?

Google Support for Matter Smart Home Protocol: What’s it All Mean?

Google said it will use the Matter smart home protocol across all Nest devices. What does that entail for security dealers and custom electronics integrators?

Read: SnapAV Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Parasol Remote Management

SnapAV Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Parasol Remote Management

The Parasol remote management system is based on SnapAV’s Ovrc platform and is said to complement the recent Access Networks acquisition.

Read: SnapAV Submits Paperwork to Go Public

SnapAV Submits Paperwork to Go Public

SnapAV has filed its IPO registration with the SEC to issue public stock, though the number of shares and price range have not yet been determined.

Read: SnapAV to Purchase Networking Solutions Provider Access Networks

SnapAV to Purchase Networking Solutions Provider Access Networks

The acquisition will broaden SnapAV’s networking portfolio with new products and managed services including system design, configuration, monitoring and support.

Read: Is It Ever OK to Install a Security Camera in a Restroom?

Is It Ever OK to Install a Security Camera in a Restroom?

A legal expert says every rule has exceptions, and there can be unique applications where video surveillance cameras in bathrooms are needed.

Read: Shelly Motion WiFi Sensor Targeted for Smart Home Market

Shelly Motion WiFi Sensor Targeted for Smart Home Market

Allterco Robotics says its new IoT motion sensor, the Shelly Motion, is optimized with Silicon Labs WiFi technology and long battery life.

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