Jason Knott's Latest Posts

Read: Can Surveillance Cameras Legally Record a Neighbor’s House?

Can Surveillance Cameras Legally Record a Neighbor’s House?

In a nutshell, the integrator can install the surveillance cameras but should avoid discussing the lawfulness of the installation with the client.

Read: How Selling Wellness Solutions Can Offer Your Business a Booster Shot

How Selling Wellness Solutions Can Offer Your Business a Booster Shot

A recent study illustrates why wellness-related technologies represents a new opportunity for residential security dealers to apply their expertise in this emerging IoT arena.

Read: Vivint Celebrates Success of Solar, Insurance Partnerships in Q3 Report

Vivint Celebrates Success of Solar, Insurance Partnerships in Q3 Report

Vivint reports its Q3 2021 financials show a 21.3% increase in revenue to $386.7 million, up $68 million from the previous year’s Q3.

Read: 4 Tips to Beat Back COVID-19 Supply Chain Troubles

4 Tips to Beat Back COVID-19 Supply Chain Troubles

By altering holdback percentages and accommodating price increases within a contract, integrators can mitigate some supply chain issues.

Read: Resideo Invests in Smart Home Provider Brilliant

Resideo Invests in Smart Home Provider Brilliant

Resideo invested in Brilliant along with Next47, Celesta Capital and several others as part of the company’s $40 million Series B financing round.

Read: CEDIA Expo Update: Keynote to Be Streamed; 50 Classes Offered On-Demand

CEDIA Expo Update: Keynote to Be Streamed; 50 Classes Offered On-Demand

A keynote presentation from Dr. Poppy Crum will be available for virtual attendees, along with 50 on-demand educational sessions from CEDIA.

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.

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