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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

CE Pro Resimercial Deep Dive: Home Offices Shine in Battered 2020 Market

Integrators perform 6 home office projects at $8,106 price point in 2020. For 2021, CE pros expect to do 7 commercial projects at $16,406 apiece, a 23% price drop.

Jason Knott · May 04, 2021

Vivint to Pay FTC $20M ‘White Paging’ Settlement Fee

Vivint sales reps allegedly used similar names and relative’s names to finance smart home systems for unqualified customers.

Jason Knott · May 03, 2021

Best Buy President Stepping Down

Best Buy president Mike Mohan is leaving the company after 17 years. His role will not be replaced, but distributed among other executives.

Jason Knott · April 30, 2021

Azione Unveils Job Portal, Designer/Architect Alliance

Azione Unlimited buying group’s SmartHomeHire job website will offer $1,000 job postings with money-back guarantee.

Jason Knott · April 29, 2021

Crestron Masters keynote

Crestron Masters Showcases Pandemic-Driven Innovation

Crestron Masters draws 2,800 registrants for virtual event with 50 unique sessions. New Crestron Flex Phones highlight debuts.

Jason Knott · April 28, 2021

Autonomic Adds Soundmachine Commercial Streaming Service

Autonomic’s biggest release since becoming independent again includes adding Soundmachine commercial audio streaming for hotels, restaurants.

Jason Knott · April 23, 2021

Best and Worst Small U.S. Cities to Start a Small Business Revealed

Looking to start a small business? Here are some locations you should strongly consider and some you might want to leave alone.

Jason Knott · April 23, 2021

Just One Touch Uses Creativity and Clever Marketing to Blend Retail and Custom Integration

Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center uses marketing and instinctual ingenuity to master the elusive formula of combining CE retail with custom installation.

Jason Knott · April 22, 2021

Is Your Next RMR Opportunity in the Trash… Literally?

MDU-specialist Stratis / RealPage uses AI-driven cameras to monitor clients’ garbage and recycling dumpsters to reduce unnecessary pickups.

Jason Knott · April 22, 2021

Samsung Terrace TV

Samsung Terrace Outdoor TVs Gain Enormous Marketshare

Samsung Terrace garners 45% marketshare among top integrators in less than one year on the market. Full-sun, 75-inch version debuts.

Jason Knott · April 21, 2021