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Jason Knott's Latest Opinion Posts

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: Trump Authorizes PASS Act, Exempts Security Systems From DoE Energy Restrictions

Trump Authorizes PASS Act, Exempts Security Systems From DoE Energy Restrictions

President Trump signed the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act that exempts security systems from having to abide by DoE’s no-load energy restrictions.

Read: Why Homebuilder Relationships Are a Hot Commodity for Security Dealers

Why Homebuilder Relationships Are a Hot Commodity for Security Dealers

Homebuilders have begun to see technology as an asset again. Now’s the time for security dealers to capitalize by becoming valued partners.

Read: Why Did Dish Spend $20B on 5G Spectrum? Spoiler Alert: Think Video

Why Did Dish Spend $20B on 5G Spectrum? Spoiler Alert: Think Video

Dish now owns more low-, mid- and high-band licensed spectrum than any of the major mobile carriers, including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.

Read: Congress Looking to Exempt Security Devices From No-Load Power Requirements

Congress Looking to Exempt Security Devices From No-Load Power Requirements

The Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act would exempt no-load power energy use restrictions for security equipment.

Read: Smart Home Superstore: Best Buy to Expand Home Automation, Security Offerings

Smart Home Superstore: Best Buy to Expand Home Automation, Security Offerings

Best Buy plans to expand Smart Home Powered by Vivint home automation and security to 450 stores and add 1,500 dedicated smart home employees.

Read: Richard Chace, Former SIA CEO, Dies at 49

Richard Chace, Former SIA CEO, Dies at 49

Richard Chace, who ran the Security Industry Association for 11 years, succumbed to a sudden fatal illness in China.

Read: CEDIA 2017 Hits New Milestones, Announces Initiatives for 2018

CEDIA 2017 Hits New Milestones, Announces Initiatives for 2018

After seeing a ‘significant increase’ in overall attendance and setting multiple new records for the event, Emerald Expositions outlines new initiatives for CEDIA 2018.

Read: Cheaper, Redesigned Nest Thermostat Aimed at Integrators

Cheaper, Redesigned Nest Thermostat Aimed at Integrators

The $169 Nest Thermostat E features a frosted white display and the option for a pre-configured schedule, in addition to the ability to be controlled by a smartphone.

Read: Home Technology Association (HTA) Aims to Elevate Industry, Push Dealer Certification

Home Technology Association (HTA) Aims to Elevate Industry, Push Dealer Certification

The newly launched HTA offers a tiered certification system for integrators with goal to create better consumer experiences.

Read: IC Realtime to Lift Curtain on Next Gen Cameras at CEDIA 2017

IC Realtime to Lift Curtain on Next Gen Cameras at CEDIA 2017

IC Realtime will unveil thermal imaging, corrosion-resistant, multi-sensor and 4K models, plus cameras that can stream to the Amazon Echo Show smart speaker.

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