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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

Just One Touch Uses Creativity and Clever Marketing to Blend Retail and Custom Integration

Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center uses marketing and instinctual ingenuity to master the elusive formula of combining CE retail with custom installation.

Jason Knott · April 22, 2021

Is Your Next RMR Opportunity in the Trash… Literally?

MDU-specialist Stratis / RealPage uses AI-driven cameras to monitor clients’ garbage and recycling dumpsters to reduce unnecessary pickups.

Jason Knott · April 22, 2021

Samsung Terrace TV

Samsung Terrace Outdoor TVs Gain Enormous Marketshare

Samsung Terrace garners 45% marketshare among top integrators in less than one year on the market. Full-sun, 75-inch version debuts.

Jason Knott · April 21, 2021

Nortek Sells Broan, NuTone for $3.6 Billion

Melrose Industries sells Nortek Air subsidiary with Broan and NuTone brands to Madison Industries for $3.6B. Nortek Control not part of sale.

Jason Knott · April 20, 2021

Somfy Outdoor Technology

Somfy Motors Integral to Broadening Outdoor Tech Opportunities

Somfy motors enable integration with smart pergolas, motorized awnings, and motorized outdoor privacy/bug/projection screens.

Jason Knott · April 20, 2021

Belden Issues Additional Warning After Cybersecurity Attack

Cable makerr Belden is victimized by a cybersecurity attack that accesses personal and health data of employees, and limited info on clients.

Jason Knott · April 19, 2021

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Wet Sounds Brings Powerful Audio to Outdoor Market

Wet Sounds outdoor speakers include horn loaded compression driver (HLCD) technology and a companion high-powered amp.

Jason Knott · April 16, 2021

3 Biggest Mistakes Integrators Make in Outdoor TV Installations

Peerless-AV’s Earl Naegele says incorrect placement, unsafe mounting, and lack of streaming media ability are common errors.

Jason Knott · April 15, 2021

CE Pro Deep Dive: Where Is the Outdoor Market Heading?

47% of integrators report COVID-19 helped boost their outdoor tech installation business in 2020. The average number of installations stays at 10, with the median outdoor project price rising to $7,024.

Jason Knott · April 15, 2021

Best Buy Beta

Best Buy Beta $199 Pilot Membership Program Has Amazon Prime Feel

Best Buy Beta membership pilot program includes free shipping, free installation on certain products and unlimited Geek Squad tech support.

Jason Knott · April 14, 2021