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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

Home Remodeling Spending Predicted to Grow by 9% in 2022

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts continued increases in remodeling spending into the coming year.

Jason Knott · October 21, 2021

Strateres Dealer Development Expo Unites New England Integrators

175 New England-area integrators gather for two days of intense training from 11 suppliers during Strateres rep event in Connecticut.

Jason Knott · October 21, 2021

Leviton: Think Intelligence Inside and Outside of the Wallbox

Leviton aims to bring more versatility to light switches with voice control and broad choice of colors for its Decora line.

Jason Knott · October 21, 2021

CEDIA Names GRAMMY Exec Daryl Friedman as New President and CEO

Daryl Friedman has spent 30 years with the 25,000-member Recording Academy. His goals include making CEDIA a household name.

Jason Knott · October 20, 2021

How to Accurately Determine Your Clients’ Smart Home Technology Budget

HTA Budget Calculator available as free tool on cepro.com to help integrators guide clients through smart home technology budgeting process.

Jason Knott · October 19, 2021

Why Lutron Is ‘All In’ with Lighting Fixtures Exclusively via Integrators

Lutron’s Ketra and Ivalo intelligent lighting solutions are targeted solely at the custom channel due to integrator’s technical proficiency.

Jason Knott · October 15, 2021

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Lutron Unveils Palladiom Wire-Free, Exposed Roller Shading System

New motorized Lutron Palladiom Wire-Free can accommodate 12×12-foot windows and uses 6 D cell batteries with 3- to 5-year battery life.

Jason Knott · October 14, 2021

Savant Aims to Cover Entry-level to High-End of Lighting Controls, Fixtures, Shades

Angela Larson, senior VP of customer operations, reviews Savant’s broad offerings from Cync to Ascend to new Inception shade line.

Jason Knott · October 13, 2021

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Using a Killer Demo Technique to Sell Sony’s New Flagship Projector

Definitive Audio in Seattle showcases the new $90,000 Sony GTZ380 projector with scripted demo to highlight brightness, HDR features.

Jason Knott · October 13, 2021

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5 Questions for Somfy’s Brittany Mier y Terán, Partnerships & CI Channel Manager

Somfy motorization is helping integrators expand business in the areas of wellness, security/privacy and outdoor living applications.

Jason Knott · October 12, 2021