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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

ClareOne Panel

Clare Controls ClareOne Panel Aims to Fill Hole in Market

ClareOne wireless control panel fills middle ground between limited-use alarm systems and full-blown smart home systems with a single-panel solution.

Jason Knott · July 09, 2020

What’s Your Liability with Takeover Jobs?

Key questions regarding takeover jobs revolve around the ownership of the ‘abandoned’ equipment, and the status of the previous dealer’s contract.

Jason Knott · July 09, 2020

Distributors Adjust to Aid Integrators During Coronavirus Pandemic

Curbside pickup, virtual trainings, extended terms and online ordering gain priority amid lockdowns, and some suppliers have even provided PPE for dealers.

Jason Knott · July 08, 2020

CEDIA Expo Virtual Experience Dates Announced

CEDIA Expo Virtual Experience is slated for September 15-17 and will feature keynotes, manufacturer training and CEDIA business and technical education.

Jason Knott · July 06, 2020

Samsung 8K Video Audio Center

3 Giant Samsung 8K TVs Net Dealer $179,993 in One Weekend

Just One Touch/ Video & Audio Center in L.A. sells three 98-inch Samsung 8K QLED displays in four days for nearly $180K.

Jason Knott · July 01, 2020

Crestron Next

‘Crestron Next’ Virtual Event Unveiled

Crestron announces two-day virtual event to showcase its technology advancements in workplace, education and home innovation this September 2020.

Jason Knott · June 29, 2020

Las Vegas Integrator Adds 25% More Staff During Pandemic

Acoustic Design Systems (ADS) hires 14 new technicians and sales team members due to demand aided by service agreements, virtual appointments.

Jason Knott · June 29, 2020

Is the Warranty Process Broken?

Integrator argues that manufacturers should pay integrators for their labor time spent on warranty replacement, similar to what is done in the car business.

Jason Knott · June 25, 2020

Mobile Home Theater Creates Unique Revenue during Coronavirus Lockdown

Audio Etc uses its 32-foot-long mobile home theater with D-Box motion-seating and Epson 4K projector to create dinner-and-a-movie package.

Jason Knott · June 23, 2020

Sound Sense Home Theater

Wow! 11.4.6 Home Theater Dazzles with Massive 234-Inch Screen

Integrator Sound Sense installs 20-foot Vutec screen, Wisdom Audio speakers in Dolby 11.4.6 set-up, and Christie 4K projector in 16-seat home theater.

Jason Knott · June 22, 2020