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Jason Knott

Jason Knott

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions 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

Devialet Demos Striking Industrial Design Amps, Remotes at CES

Devialet’s pricey aluminum polished amps with built-in DACs and square remotes aim to bring high-resolution audio quality to a wireless generation.

Jason Knott · January 08, 2014

Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi Players to Rival Sonos Whole-House Streaming

Bose introduces three SoundTouch Wi-Fi self-contained combination Internet radio/streaming audio devices that will eventually connect wirelessly to Bose Jewel Cube speakers and VideoWave TVs.

Jason Knott · October 09, 2013

California Loosens Security Licensing Requirements

California’s Bureau of Security and Investigative Services waives the two-year in-the-field prerequisite for integrators to take the test to get an alarm license.

Jason Knott · May 30, 2013

10 ‘Go To’ Tools Every Technician Needs (and Why)

Whether it’s a multifunction tool or one for an individual special need, there are certain often-overlooked ‘A-level’ tools for measurement and termination that every datacomm technician must have.

Jason Knott · January 21, 2013

Def Tech Finds ‘Holy Grail’ by Selling Sound Cylinder Bluetooth in Apple Stores

Definitive Technology anticipates a spillover effect from consumers asking integrators for the brand due to selling ts new Sound Cylinder at Apple Stores nationwide.

Jason Knott · January 13, 2013

Vivint, 2Gig Acquired by Blackstone Capital for $2B

Blackstone Capital has entered into an agreement to purchase CE Pro 100 company Vivint, along with 2Gig Technologies and Vivint Solar, for more than $2 billion.

Jason Knott · September 19, 2012

Monster Cable Changes Name to Monster

After 32 years, Monster Cable Products, Inc. has officially changed its name to Monster. The name change reflects the continuing evolution and diversification of Monster’s expanding product categories. “I founded Monster to make music sound better. We did that with cable and power, followed by accessories and most recently premium headphones,” says head Monster Noel Lee. “Consumers today […]

Jason Knott · November 11, 2011

How to Earn $85K Per Month Monitoring House Arrest Bracelets

Thank you, Lindsay Lohan, and others who make alcohol monitoring and ankle bracelet monitoring profitable.

Jason Knott · June 06, 2011

Security Licensing FAQ

Don Maden, executive vice president of C.O.P.S. Monitoring, answers questions about what it takes to get alarm licensing.

Jason Knott · March 03, 2010

Undercover at Monster Mini-Golf: No Confusion Found

Editor and five-year-old daughter find no lingering trademark confusion during trip to company recently sued by Monster Cable.

Jason Knott · February 03, 2009