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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 Schmidt Security Won the 2021 Police Dispatch Quality Award

How Schmidt Security Won the 2021 Police Dispatch Quality Award

Schmidt Security Pro implements its three-pronged EAP (education & training; attention & review; protocol & standards) program to thwart false alarms.

Read: Attrition Report Reveals Security Industry Escaped 2020 Relatively Unscathed

Attrition Report Reveals Security Industry Escaped 2020 Relatively Unscathed

During The Monitoring Association’s Annual Meeting, John Brady shared findings from his yearly attrition report. Industry analysts also dove into recent M&A activity.

Read: Security Roundtable: Assuring Alarm Panels Are All Set for 3G Sunset

Security Roundtable: Assuring Alarm Panels Are All Set for 3G Sunset

Lost for some amid the COVID-19 lockdowns is the looming shutdown of 3G cellular networks. Without upgrades this will cripple security and fire/life-safety systems. A half-dozen solution providers discuss the challenge, outlook and remedies.

Read: The Rise of Data Mining in Security and What It Means for the Future

The Rise of Data Mining in Security and What It Means for the Future

The possibilities for new or expanded opportunities are just about limitless, putting a whole new spin on “data security” … and not that far down the road maybe how you describe your business.

Read: New, 8th-Gen Axis Chip Improves Analytics on the Edge

New, 8th-Gen Axis Chip Improves Analytics on the Edge

The venerable network video surveillance leader hosts a panel to discuss evolution and future of its business.

Read: Industry Steps Up to Secure Sites Across America

Industry Steps Up to Secure Sites Across America

Three recent deployments — spanning a school, port and transit — are spotlighted to help security pros prevent terror tragedies. 

Read: 20 Years of Showing Security Matters

20 Years of Showing Security Matters

Life in the post-9/11 world means security technologies, systems, services and skills are more critical than ever before.

Read: Exec Interview: Motorola Rolls Out Its Access & Video Vision

Exec Interview: Motorola Rolls Out Its Access & Video Vision

Find out why Motorola Solutions has become so receptive to the security channel and how it’s fıne-tuning its market approach.

Read: 2021 Monitoring Deep Dive: Residential Monitoring Eclipses $50 RMR Mark

2021 Monitoring Deep Dive: Residential Monitoring Eclipses $50 RMR Mark

SSI surveyed several hundred professional installing security firms that contract with wholesale third-party monitoring centers to deliver key trends, opportunities and challenges security pros need to know.

Read: How to Ensure Communications on a Cellular Level

How to Ensure Communications on a Cellular Level

The pending 3G sunset, if ignored, will leave security and fire/life-safety systems unable to wirelessly communicate to monitoring centers.

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