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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: 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.

Read: Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of the Term ‘Alarm Dealer’

Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of the Term ‘Alarm Dealer’

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine explains why you shouldn’t let negative connotations of “alarm dealer” deter you from embracing industry roots.

Scott Goldfine's Latest Posts

Read: Excellent Education & Expo Elevate CEDIA 2019

Excellent Education & Expo Elevate CEDIA 2019

CEDIA Expo’s education sessions shined a spotlight on the importance of ongoing support and service, while the expo floor featured an increased focus on security.

Read: Inside Guardian’s PDQ Award-Winning False Alarm Reduction Techniques

Inside Guardian’s PDQ Award-Winning False Alarm Reduction Techniques

Guardian Protection earned the 2019 Police Dispatch Quality Award by exercising proven best practices to determine if police response is warranted. Here’s how.

Read: Time to Stop Defying Logical Security

Time to Stop Defying Logical Security

Physical and logical security are going to merge; it’s not a matter of if but how quickly they will assimilate each other and work more effectively together.

Read: Surveillance Deep Dive: Industry Prices, Profits, Challenges, More Revealed

Surveillance Deep Dive: Industry Prices, Profits, Challenges, More Revealed

Did you know the value of commercial projects falls between residential’s $2K and industrial’s $69K? Check out these insights and more in SSI’s 2019 Video Surveillance Deep Dive.

Read: Manned Security Meets Systems Solutions: Allied Aims for Universal Security Supremacy

Manned Security Meets Systems Solutions: Allied Aims for Universal Security Supremacy

Allied Universal brass discuss parlaying the acquisition of Securadyne into a technology play as powerful as its manpower position.

Read: Proprietary Tech, Impressive KPIs Earn India-Based Securens Marvel Runner-Up Honor

Proprietary Tech, Impressive KPIs Earn India-Based Securens Marvel Runner-Up Honor

Monitoring Technology Marvel Award runner-up Securens Systems Pvt. Ltd. is the only facility in India among TMA’s membership.

Read: What’s the Best Way to Define Security Professionals?

What’s the Best Way to Define Security Professionals?

From “alarm dealer” to “security integrator,” security pros have gone through a lot of labels over the years. Here’s why it’s more important to focus on what you offer, rather than what you call yourself.

Read: Campus Constituents Take Aim at Swift Active Shooter Action at CSC East

Campus Constituents Take Aim at Swift Active Shooter Action at CSC East

A couple of hundred campus security end users and others allied to the education market shared best practices at annual conference.

Read: How CPI Security Won the 2019 Monitoring Technology Marvel Award

How CPI Security Won the 2019 Monitoring Technology Marvel Award

Co-sponsored by The Monitoring Association and SSI, the Marvel Award recognizes monitoring centers for creating and/or using cutting-edge technology.

Read: Cyber:Secured Forum Takes a Logical Approach to Physical Security

Cyber:Secured Forum Takes a Logical Approach to Physical Security

Presentations held during the two-day cybersecurity conference focused on best practices and security benefits of collaboration.

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