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Jason Knott

Jason Knott

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions 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

indoor air quality

Coronavirus Creates Huge Indoor Air Quality Opportunity

Pure365 signs up 40 integrators as resellers in one week to bring its $3,600 to $18,000 indoor air quality solutions to customers.

Jason Knott · April 03, 2020

Vermont Orders ‘Big-Box’ Retailers to Cease Sales of Consumer Electronics

Vermont governor orders Best Buy, Walmart and others to halt in-person sales of ‘non-essential items’ to halt spread of coronavirus.

Jason Knott · April 02, 2020

When Can You Apply for a CARES Act Loan?

Enhanced guidelines issued by US Treasury Dept. show integrators and manufacturers can apply for CARES Act loans on April 3. Self-employed individuals can apply on April 10.

Jason Knott · April 01, 2020

Why Outdoor Installations Could Thrive During Coronavirus Outbreak

Stealth Acoustics says outdoor installations are ‘coronavirus-safe’ for integrators because they lessen the potential worry clients may have from exposure.

Jason Knott · April 01, 2020

How to Get Your CARES Act Money

Both manufacturers and integrators are eligible for SBA loans for two months of payroll, and repayment will be forgiven if CARES Act rules are followed.

Jason Knott · March 27, 2020

Sony Restructures; Creates Electronics Products & Solutions Unit

Sony’s Electronics Products & Solutions division combines its Home Entertainment & Sound, Consumer AV Sales, and Moble Electronics into a single unit.

Jason Knott · March 26, 2020

coronavirus safety checklist

Do You Have a Coronavirus Safety Checklist?

Legal expert offers 4 important tips for creating a coronavirus safety checklist to use before dispatching technicians to projects.

Jason Knott · March 26, 2020

Why Coronavirus Could Spur Human-Centric Lighting Sales

Due to coronavirus, an estimated 144M Americans are working from home, which leads to staying up later and sleeping in. Human-centric lighting can help.

Jason Knott · March 25, 2020

Wellness Opportunity: Smart Disinfecting Clothes/Shoe Cabinets

Haier Smart Home’s ‘Internet of Clothing’ platform includes disinfecting shoe and clothes cabinets, thermal cameras and temperature measurement gates.

Jason Knott · March 24, 2020

14 Immediate Actions to Maintain Cash Flow

Extending credit terms with vendors, freezing overtime, sending technicians home if there’s no work, and using showroom equipment for inventory can aid cashflow.

Jason Knott · March 24, 2020