Roaming the floors of the recent ASIS expo in San Diego and ISC East in New York allowed me to do two of my favorite things: check out the latest technology firsthand and interact face-to-face with other security professionals. For me, nothing beats receiving direct feedback and ...
By Scott Goldfine · October 31, 2006
If you are like most people, at some point you have been billed or charged a late fee you believed to be in error or unfair. If so, you are ...
By Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2006
Much like other days that will live on in infamy, most people remember where they were and what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001. It’s hard to believe five years have passed since I sat transfixed in front of my TV — heartsick, frightened and enraged — watching the World Trade Center tragedy unfold. Like most Americans, it forever changed my view of national security.
By Scott Goldfine · August 31, 2006
The greatest fulfillment I receive from my job as editor of this publication has been the positive, direct feedback I have gotten from readers through the years. Whether it’s one of our columns, technical departments or feature articles, when a subscriber writes, calls or flags me down at an industry event to tell me how it made a difference in their business and life, it just does not get much better than that - or so I thought.
By Scott Goldfine · July 31, 2006
The do-it-yourself (DIY) craze of the past several years — largely propagated by the rise of monolithic, nationwide home improvement centers — has been a detriment to the electronic security industry. It’s all well and good to caulk your own bathtub or hang a door (and even this is more challenging than it might seem), but it’s another thing entirely to self-install video surveillance, intrusion, fire or other security devices/systems.
By Scott Goldfine · June 30, 2006
This month, we are spotlighting the current state of sales and marketing within the installing systems integrator ranks of the electronic security industry. The SAMMY Awards coverage (page 30 in the print version) probes the minds of our industry’s most brilliant marketers, including examples of their prize-winning work, while SSI’s Sales and Marketing Survey (page 62 of the print version) examines methodologies and costs.
By Scott Goldfine · May 31, 2006
By Scott Goldfine · April 30, 2006
By Scott Goldfine · March 31, 2006
Month in and month out, I am very proud of our magazine. However, I am beaming even more than usual as you are holding (unless you’re reading this online) our most jam-packed issue since the turn of the century (more dramatic than just saying 2000 isn’t it?). There’s a lot to digest, so let me act as your personal chef by pointing out particularly tasty morsels from our gourmet security feast.
By Scott Goldfine · February 28, 2006
By Scott Goldfine · January 31, 2006