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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

Simply Automated Grows During Coronavirus Outbreak by Becoming ‘One-Stop Shop’

Simply Automated in Pittsburgh grows 50% during COVID-19 crisis by minimizing the number of its suppliers, focusing on organization and process.

Jason Knott · August 13, 2020

Vivint Continues Steady Growth Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Vivint Smart Home revenue grows 8.9% to $306M in Q2 with 107,980 new accounts that now pay an average of $64.66/month.

Jason Knott · August 13, 2020

Smart Home Market Set to Grow 4% in 2020

ABI Research study reports smart home market is set to hit $85 billion by 2021, an increase of 4%. COVID-19 cut growth forecast by 17%

Jason Knott · August 12, 2020

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Crestron Flex MM Tabletop Conferencing System Targets Home Office Clients

Ranging from $750 to $3,000, Crestron Flex MM merges high-quality video conferencing with unified communications for WFH and corporate office environments.

Jason Knott · August 11, 2020

65% of U.S. Households Still Do Not Own Smart Home Device

NPD Group reports that nearly two-thirds of U.S. market has not yet embraced smart home devices. Security cameras and video doorbells are most prevalent.

Jason Knott · August 10, 2020

Home Theater Gets Big Boost with Universal, AMC Deal

Universal Entertainment and AMC reach long-term deal that will allow movies to be in home theaters on-demand within 17 days of theatrical release.

Jason Knott · August 05, 2020

Twizzlers, Nerds, Hand Sanitizer & Sennheiser Soundbar To Go?

Distributor Blackwire Designs adds COVID-19 PPE supplies to every shipment to integrators, along with its long-time tradition of including sugary snacks.

Jason Knott · July 30, 2020

Sonos and Lenbrook Settle Patent Infringement Case

As part of settlement, Lenbrook will pay a multi-year licensing fee to Sonos associated with all BluOS-enabled solutions worldwide.

Jason Knott · July 30, 2020

Will Coronavirus Make Mobile Access Control the Future?

Research shows 41% of office workers would rather use mobile watches or smart phones instead of access control keycards or fobs.

Jason Knott · July 28, 2020

Leviton to Acquire Berk-Tek Cable for $202M

Leviton had existing marketing relationship with Berk-Tek going back to 2013. The deal represents 10X of Berk-Tek’s EBITDA.

Jason Knott · July 23, 2020