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Scott Goldfine, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher

Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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Scott Goldfine's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: CEO Rick Britton Describes How Customers Drive DMP

CEO Rick Britton Describes How Customers Drive DMP

During a visit to the alarm panel manufacturer’s headquarters, the SSI Industry Hall of Famer talks turning points, tactics, technology and more.

Read: Security Experts Reveal How They Fight False Alarms

Security Experts Reveal How They Fight False Alarms

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine asked leading central stations COPS, Rapid Response, MONI and UCC what they are doing to reduce false alarms.

Read: Dealer Executive Roundtable: Why Engaging With Customers Is the Key to Success

Dealer Executive Roundtable: Why Engaging With Customers Is the Key to Success

Leaders from four security systems contractors pinpoint relationship building and interactive services as the lynchpins for success in today’s marketplace. Find out why they contend the status quo is a dead end.

Read: Vanderbilt Industries Emerging as Access Control Solutions Provider to Be Reckoned With

Vanderbilt Industries Emerging as Access Control Solutions Provider to Be Reckoned With

Company aims to become dominant force amid highly fragmented market.

Read: 4 Leaders Ride the Security Integration Wave

4 Leaders Ride the Security Integration Wave

Four security integrators explain why the industry needs to pool its resources and send out an SOS to get more able-bodied hands on deck and more.

Scott Goldfine's Latest Posts

Read: A Robotics Expert Explains the Future of Standards in the Industry

A Robotics Expert Explains the Future of Standards in the Industry

The Robotic Industries Association’s director of standards development discusses key trends affecting the industry’s tactics, trajectory and traction.

Read: Why Robotics Could Play an Important Role in Security Industry Roadmaps

Why Robotics Could Play an Important Role in Security Industry Roadmaps

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine spoke with experts on the effect robotics will have on the security industry in the very near future.

Read: Exclusive: Johnson Controls Finally Sheds Light on Tyco Merger, Reveals What’s Next

Exclusive: Johnson Controls Finally Sheds Light on Tyco Merger, Reveals What’s Next

SSI gives the industry its first in-depth look into the Johnson Controls-Tyco merger and what it means for both the supplier and installer channel sectors.

Read: Experts From Robolliance Make a Case for Robotics in Security

Experts From Robolliance Make a Case for Robotics in Security

Five Robolliance Expert Sponsors hold court on myriad robotics’ topics. A prominent common thread is the huge upside for these emerging technologies to gain a foothold in security.

Read: CEO Rick Britton Describes How Customers Drive DMP

CEO Rick Britton Describes How Customers Drive DMP

During a visit to the alarm panel manufacturer’s headquarters, the SSI Industry Hall of Famer talks turning points, tactics, technology and more.

Read: DMP’s Many Virtues Evident in SSI Editor’s Site Visit

DMP’s Many Virtues Evident in SSI Editor’s Site Visit

Nearly 40 years after rolling out its first alarm control panel, Springfield, Mo.-based DMP holds steadfast to prioritizing innovation and people.

Read: Security Experts Reveal How They Fight False Alarms

Security Experts Reveal How They Fight False Alarms

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine asked leading central stations COPS, Rapid Response, MONI and UCC what they are doing to reduce false alarms.

Read: Monitoring Pros Analyze Latest Tech, DIY, RMR

Monitoring Pros Analyze Latest Tech, DIY, RMR

When it comes to generating security-related recurring revenues there’s no more holistic viewpoint than that of wholesale central stations. Leading providers discuss hot opportunities and why dealers should partner with them.

Read: Integrator Roundtable: Security Execs Explain How to Successfully Manage Growth

Integrator Roundtable: Security Execs Explain How to Successfully Manage Growth

Execs from eVigilant, Preferred Technologies, VTI Security and Strategic Security Solutions have been enjoying revenue growth between 15%-30%. Here’s what they are doing right.

Read: AISG Savors Sweet Smell of Success as an Integrated Installation of the Year Winner

AISG Savors Sweet Smell of Success as an Integrated Installation of the Year Winner

One of the best security solutions deployed the past year is also one of the most aromatic. Perfume Center of America’s system is a feast for the senses and an SSI Integrated Installation of the Year Award winner.

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