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Jason Knott

Jason Knott

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald's 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.

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Jason's Latest Posts

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D-Tools’ Evolution Comes Full Circle with D-Tools Cloud

D-Tools CEO Randy Stearns describes how the D-Tools Cloud SaaS software solution complements its locally based D-Tools SI platform.

Jason Knott · July 29, 2021

Google Assistant Outsells Amazon Alexa as Smart Speaker Sales Slow Dramatically

Smart speaker sales slow in Q2, as Google (37%) overtakes Amazon (21%) in market share. Apple HomePod sales register 245% growth vs. 2020.

Jason Knott · July 29, 2021

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SVS 3000 Micro Subwoofer Packs Deep Bass into 10-inch Footprint

The new SVS 3000 Micro 10-inch subwoofer will be at the company’s CEDIA Expo booths 114a and 115a Sept. 1-3 in Indianapolis.

Jason Knott · July 28, 2021

Snap One IPO Launches at $18 Per Share

Snap One IPO launches July 28 with 13,850,000 shares to be sold at $18 per share. Trading symbol is SNPO under Nasdaq.

Jason Knott · July 28, 2021

Silicon Labs Divests Infrastructure, Automotive Unit for $2.75B

The divestiture means Silicon Labs, owners of Z-Wave, is fully focused on IoT connectivity with its chipsets.

Jason Knott · July 27, 2021

Garden Light LED to Hold Trainings, Offer Discounts at CEDIA Expo

Garden Light LED will offer a 20% discount off its Presentation Kit and 30% off its Mini Showtime Closer kit during CEDIA Expo 2021.

Jason Knott · July 26, 2021

Home Remodeling Spending Expected to Increase into 2022

Harvard University study expects 8.6% growth in home remodeling and maintenance spending through the middle of 2022.

Jason Knott · July 22, 2021

OneVision Resources Launches Regional Rep Network

Veteran rep Mark Cichowski heads program with Atlantic Integrated and Elite 3 Pro signed on as initial regional reps for OneVision.

Jason Knott · July 22, 2021

Can Smart Home Technology ‘Drastically Reduce’ Home Insurance Premiums?

Software aims to educate insurance agents about smart home tech, claiming robotic vacuums and lawnmowers will ‘drastically reduce’ premiums.

Jason Knott · July 22, 2021

Savant Acquires Racepoint Energy; Renamed as Savant Power

Savant Power’s smart electrical panel brings intelligent power load management to Savant’s connected home portfolio.

Jason Knott · July 20, 2021