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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

CEDIA’s Ambitious 2016 Goals: Consumer Events, 5K Members, New HQ?

CEDIA lays out its 2016 plans for members, including consumer-facing events, bundled education for newly hired technicians, global certification, plans to reach 5,000 members, potential partnership with Coldwell Banker, and possibly a new headquarters.

Jason Knott · December 22, 2015

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Explaining Liens vs. Lawsuits for Non-Payment by General Contractor

Integrators who sign a contract with a general contractor and not directly with the client cannot sue the homeowner if you are not paid, but you may be able to file a mechanics lien against the property.

Jason Knott · December 22, 2015

Tagliani Smart Home: Alex Selects Epson Projector, Sl Slate Screen, AudioQuest Cables

IndyCar driver Alex Tagliani has made his first round of product selections for his new smart home, including the Epson LS10000 4K projector, Screen Innovations Slate 1.2 screen, and several types of AudioQuest cables.

Jason Knott · December 20, 2015

Alex Tagliani Smart Home: Why I Came to CEDIA Expo

IndyCar driver Alex Tagliani talks about the design of his new smart home, specifically the home theater, and what he was looking for at CEDIA Expo.

Jason Knott · December 10, 2015

Tackling Cellphone Signal Boosting in a 9-Story Condo Complex

This nine-story, 350,000-squarefoot multi-dwelling unit in Kirkland, Wash. is heavy concrete construction with two underground levels for parking. The six-figure cellphone signal booster installation is being done in two phases.

Jason Knott · December 08, 2015

7 Big Mistakes Every Integrator Makes (updated with comments)

From hiring relatives to overpaying employees, two veteran integrators offer sage advice of what to avoid.

Jason Knott · December 07, 2015

Just Add Power Goes ‘Back to the Future with 4K

Just Add Power’s Ultra HDIP and 2G+4+ video tiling processor reveal wide flexibility, ease of configuration for video distribution and video wall systems … no Flux Capacitor required.

Jason Knott · December 06, 2015

Florida Integrator Converts Bank Vault into Home Theater Showroom

Boca Theater and Automation and CDGi convert old 8,600-square-foot Wells Fargo Bank into new Technology Experience Center showroom, complete with an acoustical masterpiece ‘Vault Theater’ with 36 speakers inside 18-inch concrete walls and facial recognition entry.

Jason Knott · November 22, 2015

Famed Racecar Driver Alex Tagliani to Share His Smart Home Design, Construction Process

Exclusively with CE Pro, champion Indy racecar driver Alex Tagliani shares a video blog on the planning and construction of his new Canadian smart home and unique home theater.

Jason Knott · November 19, 2015

Inside Nexus 21: An Uplifting Experience

Motorized TV lift company Nexus21 uses a refreshing team-building atmosphere to foster camaraderie and generate creativity.

Jason Knott · November 15, 2015