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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: Western Digital Survey Reveals Top Use Cases for Surveillance and Smart Video

Western Digital Survey Reveals Top Use Cases for Surveillance and Smart Video

The new research finds HDDs still lead the market, and that integrators see AI and analytics playing an ever-increasing role in deployments, and onboard camera storage is important for new edge use cases.

Read: Exec Interview: How Bold Group Plans to Amplify Its Value Proposition

Exec Interview: How Bold Group Plans to Amplify Its Value Proposition

From alarm monitoring to financial management to security intelligence solutions, the Bold Group is the industry’s new power player.

Read: From the Archives: 9/11 Hero Tells Tale of Losses, Lessons

From the Archives: 9/11 Hero Tells Tale of Losses, Lessons

In 2004, SSI spoke with ex-Chief Richard Picciotto, the last fireman to escape 9/11’s World Trade Center devastation, about how the electronic security industry could best aid firefighting efforts.

Read: The Big Picture for Biometrics: Applications, Limitations & Regulations

The Big Picture for Biometrics: Applications, Limitations & Regulations

From curtailing COVID-19 to cutting crime, five award-winners detail the promising technologies’ pressing and relevant issues.

Read: Why Do Security Dealers Turn to 3rd-Party Monitoring?

Why Do Security Dealers Turn to 3rd-Party Monitoring?

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine asks managers of the industry’s top wholesale central stations why two-thirds of the industry outsources their monitoring.

Read: ADT Ups the Alarm Management Ante With Signal Chat

ADT Ups the Alarm Management Ante With Signal Chat

ADT earned a TMA/SSI Monitoring Technology Marvel Award runner-up honor for its Signal Chat solution, an alternative method of burglar alarm notification.

Read: Roundtable: 3rd-Party Central Stations on Navigating COVID-19, Value-Add Offerings

Roundtable: 3rd-Party Central Stations on Navigating COVID-19, Value-Add Offerings

Wholesale monitoring executives and managers share how the pandemic has reaffirmed their commitment to delivering premium service to their dealer partners and more.

Read: How Affiliated Won the 2020 Monitoring Technology Marvel Award

How Affiliated Won the 2020 Monitoring Technology Marvel Award

The monitoring center has developed and implemented full-featured text messaging platforms for its alarm and PERS accounts that are improving response and user convenience.

Read: Rapid Response Leadership Talks Navigating COVID-19, New Tech Introductions

Rapid Response Leadership Talks Navigating COVID-19, New Tech Introductions

Rapid Response execs open up about the COVID-19 pandemic, developments within the business and hot monitoring opportunities.

Read: 2020 Monitoring Deep Dive: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges

2020 Monitoring Deep Dive: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges

SSI’s 2020 Monitoring Deep Dive surveys the monitoring landscape, revealing commercial RMR vs. residential, COVID-19 concerns and much more.

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