It's been said that recognition is the most powerful of motivators. People crave praise and the feeling of being appreciated. For that reason and many others, back in 1994, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION launched the Sales & Marketing (SAMMY) Awards.
By Scott Goldfine · November 03, 2011
Although it may be hard to fathom given the technology's prominence in the security industry today, one such innovation that required imagination and perseverance was IP video, which recently reached a 15-year milestone.
By Scott Goldfine · October 05, 2011
Sept. 11, 2001, is one of those dates everyone remembers precisely where they were and what they were doing. When the horrifying images of jetliners crashing into New York's World Trade Center towers began to stream across every TV screen in America, people on the East Coast had just begun their workdays while those in the West were still rolling out of bed.
By Scott Goldfine · August 31, 2011
Today's security customers expect — even demand — prompt, courteous and consultative service at a good price or guess what? Not only are they going to go elsewhere because there are myriad alternatives, worse they are going to badmouth your business. In this social networking age, the repercussions could cost you countless customers and thousands of dollars.
By Scott Goldfine · July 31, 2011
Having just attended several key industry events and conferred with dozens of industry insiders and analysts, I can tell you that your business is in high demand and the future could not look rosier.
By Scott Goldfine · June 30, 2011
Fifty years ago this month in Chicago, as one amazing run was coming to a close, the Windy City witnessed the beginning of another. It was in June 1961 that “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks saw his 717 consecutive-games-played streak end. At just about the same time, a young man with a great idea and relentless entrepreneurial spirit began to establish a publishing legacy that’s still thriving today.
By Scott Goldfine · June 06, 2011
Let's face it, electronic security has not always been the most technologically progressive industry. But that mentality and resistance to change has made perfect sense ...
By Scott Goldfine · May 04, 2011
I have observed an interesting dichotomy in the personality traits of most security professionals, one that I too identify with. While typically exhibiting the serious demeanor and guarded skepticism one might expect in a business revolving around safety and security, a great deal of those who own and operate installing companies are also good-humored and optimistic ...
By Scott Goldfine · April 03, 2011
Peer-to-peer communication continues to be one of the most powerful and influential means for businesspeople to exchange information. It's one of the reasons social media has taken hold ...
By Scott Goldfine · March 06, 2011
So I’m watching the NFL Network (are any other TV channels really even necessary?) and up pops a commercial featuring Hall of Fame Quarterback and current CBS commentator Dan Marino. I initially tune out because A) I’m not a Miami Dolphins fan, and B) I figure it’s another one of the NutriSystem spots Marino has done for some time. However, it turned out to be for a security system.
By Scott Goldfine · January 31, 2011