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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

Lutron Palladiom Wire Free

Lutron Unveils Palladiom Wire-Free, Exposed Roller Shading System

New motorized Lutron Palladiom Wire-Free can accommodate 12×12-foot windows and uses 6 D cell batteries with 3- to 5-year battery life.

Jason Knott · October 14, 2021

Savant Aims to Cover Entry-level to High-End of Lighting Controls, Fixtures, Shades

Angela Larson, senior VP of customer operations, reviews Savant’s broad offerings from Cync to Ascend to new Inception shade line.

Jason Knott · October 13, 2021

sony GTX380 small

Using a Killer Demo Technique to Sell Sony’s New Flagship Projector

Definitive Audio in Seattle showcases the new $90,000 Sony GTZ380 projector with scripted demo to highlight brightness, HDR features.

Jason Knott · October 13, 2021

somfy

5 Questions for Somfy’s Brittany Mier y Terán, Partnerships & CI Channel Manager

Somfy motorization is helping integrators expand business in the areas of wellness, security/privacy and outdoor living applications.

Jason Knott · October 12, 2021

Best Buy Acquires In-Home Healthcare PERS Provider Current Health

Best Buy acquires Current Health, an in-home wellness technology health platform based on a wearable armband device.

Jason Knott · October 12, 2021

CE Pro Lighting & Shade Deep Dive: Motorized Shade Business Keeps on Rolling

The median price for a motorized shade installation (equipment + labor) is $13,152 with an average of 7 shades per project.

Jason Knott · October 08, 2021

CE Pro Lighting & Shade Deep Dive: Lighting Controls Category Remains Pillar of Strength

Median price for a residential lighting controls installation (equipment, programming and labor) is $13,148 with an average of 15 interfaces deployed.

Jason Knott · October 06, 2021

integrator installs security system

Can You Eliminate Your Lead Technician Positions?

Integrator migrates away from lead technicians to project managers with positive results. Is that a formula you can repeat?

Jason Knott · October 06, 2021

Best Buy totaltech

Best Buy Takes $199 Totaltech Membership Nationwide, Adds Exclusive Access to Holiday Products

Best Buy Totaltech members will receive 10% off custom installation, free Geek Squad tech support, and access to ‘hard-to-get’ holiday gear.

Jason Knott · October 05, 2021

Schneider Electric ecosystem

Schneider Electric Offers ‘Grid to Plug’ Smart Energy Ecosystem

Schneider Electric delivers a full energy ecosystem via its Square D smart plugs and switches, Energy Center breaker box and Wiser control.

Jason Knott · October 05, 2021