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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: Smart Home Stocks Advance 35% in 2020

Smart Home Stocks Advance 35% in 2020

Fifty-two publicly traded smart home stocks average 34.5% increase in 2020. Alarm.com, Vivint, WiSA, VOXX and Logitech are big winners.

Read: Best Buy CEO Corie Barry Will Deliver CES 2021 Keynote

Best Buy CEO Corie Barry Will Deliver CES 2021 Keynote

The CES 2021 all-digital event will feature more than 100 conference sessions, 1,000 exhibitors and a live anchor desk.

Read: Software Deep Dive: Hard Data on Business Software Usage, Preferences & More

Software Deep Dive: Hard Data on Business Software Usage, Preferences & More

SSI’s Software Deep Dive Study fınds security contractors spend $2,881 per year on business software solutions and employ an average of six programs to manage their operations.

Read: Big Majority of Americans Fancy IAQ Purifiers for Holidays

Big Majority of Americans Fancy IAQ Purifiers for Holidays

A recent survey found that 70% of respondents are willing to purchase an air purifier that can remove viruses.

Read: ADT + Google Platform Details Revealed During Security Giant’s Q3 Call

ADT + Google Platform Details Revealed During Security Giant’s Q3 Call

Originally scheduled to launch in late 2022, ADT has moved up its collaboration with Google to the second half of 2021.

Read: Vivint Says RMR Model Proved to be Resilient in Q3

Vivint Says RMR Model Proved to be Resilient in Q3

Vivint reports higher installation revenue, lower attrition rates, and increased subscribers and revenues during Q3 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read: Security Integrators Have a New Custom-Made Cybersecurity Solution to Offer Customers

Security Integrators Have a New Custom-Made Cybersecurity Solution to Offer Customers

Invisus offers security dealers affordable good/better/best cybersecurity, social media monitoring and identity theft protection with remote tech support.

Read: Mini Smart Home Merges High-Tech & Off-the-Grid Living

Mini Smart Home Merges High-Tech & Off-the-Grid Living

“Space” from iOhouse is a portable 645-square-foot tiny smart home that is said to take 90 minutes to set up with gear from Sony, Hikvision and Assa Abloy.

Read: Nortek Security & Control Reveals New Branding: Nortek Control

Nortek Security & Control Reveals New Branding: Nortek Control

Nortek drops the word “security” from its name to emphasize its broader market presence in connectivity and control, explains President/CEO Chris Larocca.

Read: CEDIA Expo Virtual Keynote Panel: Pandemic Has Helped Home Tech Industry

CEDIA Expo Virtual Keynote Panel: Pandemic Has Helped Home Tech Industry

Industry leaders featured on the CEDIA Expo Virtual keynote panel made the analytical determination that COVID-19 has been good for the market.

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