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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: Monitoring Roundtable: Execs Share Perspectives on DIY, MIY Competition & More

Monitoring Roundtable: Execs Share Perspectives on DIY, MIY Competition & More

Leading thinkers from six firms serving the central station channel tackle solving top challenges, dealing with the DIY and MIY threat, and how to stand out from the crowd.

Read: 6 Best Practices and Tips to Elevate Your Security Company

6 Best Practices and Tips to Elevate Your Security Company

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine shares lessons learned from the recent Total Tech Summit and SSI Summit.

Read: 2019 Recurring Revenue Report: RMR Growth Continues to Rise

2019 Recurring Revenue Report: RMR Growth Continues to Rise

There are several compelling reasons for security dealers and integrators to sell recurring revenue-based products and services. Among them is 23% growth last year and 15% projected for 2019.

Read: 2019 Security Industry Forecast: Offering Cloud, IoT Services to Be Imperative

2019 Security Industry Forecast: Offering Cloud, IoT Services to Be Imperative

More than a dozen experts weigh in for SSI’s annual forecast, expounding the importance of providing offerings in wireless, smart home, video analytics, managed services and so much more.

Read: 25 Top Security Trends in 2018 Shed Light on 2019

25 Top Security Trends in 2018 Shed Light on 2019

Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine looks back on 2018’s big trends in the security industry as you look ahead to what 2019 may bring.

Read: 2018 Installation Business Report Reveals Industry Profits, Account Base Overviews & More

2018 Installation Business Report Reveals Industry Profits, Account Base Overviews & More

SSI’s 2018 survey of electronic security and fire contractors includes new installation figures, profit reports and other statistics on installing dealers and integrators.

Read: Celebrate SSI’s 40th Anniversary With These Classic Cartoons

Celebrate SSI’s 40th Anniversary With These Classic Cartoons

In honor of SSI’s 40th anniversary, take a stroll down memory lane with these classic cartoons from the publication’s days as Alarm Installer & Dealer.

Read: 10 Factors Propelling Technology in the Electronic Security Industry

10 Factors Propelling Technology in the Electronic Security Industry

Industry experts discuss technology in the residential security market, where they see enormous opportunity, but also great challenges, volatility and instability.

Read: The Importance of Developing Relationships With Builders and How to Do It

The Importance of Developing Relationships With Builders and How to Do It

Three experts share how to connect with prospective partners, what products and packages to offer, and how to make builders look cutting edge in the process.

Read: How SSI Hall of Famers Can Help Guide Your Business to Greater Heights

How SSI Hall of Famers Can Help Guide Your Business to Greater Heights

Get free professional guidance and mentorship directly from some of the most successful leaders in the electronic security industry.

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