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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: Why Security Pros May Benefit From the Coronavirus Outbreak

Why Security Pros May Benefit From the Coronavirus Outbreak

Though COVID-19 is putting serious stress on citizens and myriad industries, history has shown that the security industry will likely remain bulletproof.

Read: It’s Time for Manufacturers to Step Up Their Cybersecurity Game

It’s Time for Manufacturers to Step Up Their Cybersecurity Game

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine says manufacturers should take a more proactive approach in responding to cyber concerns.

Read: Turbocharge Your Security Company With These Best Practices for 2018

Turbocharge Your Security Company With These Best Practices for 2018

Check out these tips from security experts handpicked from a “Best Practices” roundtable session during the most recent SSI Summit.

Read: 5G Is Coming, Here’s How It Will Effect IoT and the Security Industry

5G Is Coming, Here’s How It Will Effect IoT and the Security Industry

One of the most significant developments that will enable IoT to grow exponentially is the emergence of 5G cellular communications.

Read: Why Security Pros Should Look at Telecoms for Inspiration, Not as Threats

Why Security Pros Should Look at Telecoms for Inspiration, Not as Threats

The race for residential revenue is heating up as more and more competitors enter the fray. Here’s a few reasons why you should get to know your competitors.

Scott Goldfine's Latest Posts

Read: How AMP Became a High-Volume Smart Home Leader

How AMP Became a High-Volume Smart Home Leader

Since its 2007 founding, Utah-based AMP has surged to be among the nation’s top residential security and home automation providers. Leadership explain the keys to AMP’s success and their view of the smart home market.

Read: Resideo Condenses CONNECT Into Succinct Virtual Sessions

Resideo Condenses CONNECT Into Succinct Virtual Sessions

The manufacturer offered its Premier Dealer Program members market and product updates as well as encouragement at abbreviated version of its annual event.

Read: 2020 TMA Meeting Marked By Keen Security Market Insights

2020 TMA Meeting Marked By Keen Security Market Insights

Being ready for whatever technology or business challenges and opportunities lie ahead was a focal point for the Monitoring Association’s first virtual Annual Meeting.

Read: How This Year’s PDQ Finalists Navigated the COVID-19 Crisis

How This Year’s PDQ Finalists Navigated the COVID-19 Crisis

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine chats with this year’s Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award finalists, Elite Interactive Solutions and Guardian Protection.

Read: How Verification Tech is Revolutionizing Alarm Response

How Verification Tech is Revolutionizing Alarm Response

Using video and audio to verify intrusion alarms is gaining momentum. Leadership of the Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) explains how smarter technology is slashing false dispatches and optimizing law enforcement response.

Read: SSI Summit to Launch Year-Round VIP Networking Groups

SSI Summit to Launch Year-Round VIP Networking Groups

On top of having the ability to meet once a month with an elite group of integrators/dealers, group members will be able to connect with each other all year long via a dedicated chat forum.

Read: Guardian Proves Worthy of Continued False Alarm Reduction Praise

Guardian Proves Worthy of Continued False Alarm Reduction Praise

Guardian Protection notched a combined residential and commercial alarm factor of .42 on its customer base of nearly 300,000, earning it a PDQ Award runner-up honor.

Read: PSA ADAPT State of the Integrator: Our Solutions Can Help Pandemic Recovery

PSA ADAPT State of the Integrator: Our Solutions Can Help Pandemic Recovery

Four integration company leaders shared 2020 lessons learned and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

Read: PDQ Winner Elite Interactive Keeps Eyes on the Prize

PDQ Winner Elite Interactive Keeps Eyes on the Prize

Elite Interactive Solutions took home the 2020 Police Dispatch Quality Award for its use of remote guarding and reduction of false alarms. Here’s how.

Read: ESA Leadership Summit 2020 Builds Better Leaders, Salespeople

ESA Leadership Summit 2020 Builds Better Leaders, Salespeople

The virtual event made a strong case for pivoting from the ABCs of always be closing to always be consulting. Here are the top takeaways.

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