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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

Somfy Outdoor Technology

Somfy Motors Integral to Broadening Outdoor Tech Opportunities

Somfy motors enable integration with smart pergolas, motorized awnings, and motorized outdoor privacy/bug/projection screens.

Jason Knott · April 20, 2021

Belden Issues Additional Warning After Cybersecurity Attack

Cable makerr Belden is victimized by a cybersecurity attack that accesses personal and health data of employees, and limited info on clients.

Jason Knott · April 19, 2021

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Wet Sounds Brings Powerful Audio to Outdoor Market

Wet Sounds outdoor speakers include horn loaded compression driver (HLCD) technology and a companion high-powered amp.

Jason Knott · April 16, 2021

3 Biggest Mistakes Integrators Make in Outdoor TV Installations

Peerless-AV’s Earl Naegele says incorrect placement, unsafe mounting, and lack of streaming media ability are common errors.

Jason Knott · April 15, 2021

CE Pro Deep Dive: Where Is the Outdoor Market Heading?

47% of integrators report COVID-19 helped boost their outdoor tech installation business in 2020. The average number of installations stays at 10, with the median outdoor project price rising to $7,024.

Jason Knott · April 15, 2021

Best Buy Beta

Best Buy Beta $199 Pilot Membership Program Has Amazon Prime Feel

Best Buy Beta membership pilot program includes free shipping, free installation on certain products and unlimited Geek Squad tech support.

Jason Knott · April 14, 2021

HTSA Bursts Through ‘Pandemic Brain Fog’ for Strong 2020

HTSA members report 17.5% sales growth in 2020, and start 2021 up 22% and predict 14% overall growth through July, led by lighting fixtures.

Jason Knott · April 14, 2021

11 Trading Company to Distribute Teac, Esoteric

Distributor of Pioneer, Onkyo and Integra becomes exclusive U.S. distributor of Teac and Esoteric Audio. Veteran Keith Haas joins company.

Jason Knott · April 13, 2021

3 New Rules for Reinventing Your Luxury Business Model

Luxury Institute advises high-end integrators organize by market segments, not by product categories, and manage their client data directly.

Jason Knott · April 12, 2021

Logitech Harmony Remote Controls Officially Discontinued

Manufacture of programmable Harmony universal remotes is halted. Logitech will continue to support existing units sold.

Jason Knott · April 12, 2021