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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: TMA Sees Opportunities, Sun on Horizon at Palm Beach Meeting

TMA Sees Opportunities, Sun on Horizon at Palm Beach Meeting

Many of the security monitoring industry’s predominant providers and people were on hand for TMA’s annual knowledge and networking exchange.

Read: How ADT Zeroes In on Actual False Alarms

How ADT Zeroes In on Actual False Alarms

2018 PDQ runner-up ADT discusses the central components of the company’s alarm management tactics.

Read: An Inside Look at Alarm Detection’s Award-Winning False Alarm Reduction Strategies

An Inside Look at Alarm Detection’s Award-Winning False Alarm Reduction Strategies

Thanks to a high standard of installation and monitoring excellence and a low tolerance for nuisance alarms, Alarm Detection Systems earned the 2018 Police Dispatch Quality Award.

Read: How 32K Surveillance Cameras Keep Chicago Safe

How 32K Surveillance Cameras Keep Chicago Safe

Chicago continues to be a role model for big cities getting smart about video surveillance.

Read: Top 21 Access Control Suppliers to Check Out at GSX 2018

Top 21 Access Control Suppliers to Check Out at GSX 2018

To help you focus on what matters, here are 20 integrator-centric access control suppliers you don’t want to miss at GSX 2018.

Read: 10 Things I Am Most Excited About for the ‘New’ GSX Show

10 Things I Am Most Excited About for the ‘New’ GSX Show

Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine shares what he is most looking forward to at GSX 2018, and offers some tips for attendees.

Read: Top 11 Camera Suppliers to Check Out at GSX 2018

Top 11 Camera Suppliers to Check Out at GSX 2018

Video surveillance solutions will be abundant in Las Vegas at the newly rebranded GSX. Here are a handful you won’t want to miss.

Read: What Goes Into Protecting North America’s Largest Convention Center

What Goes Into Protecting North America’s Largest Convention Center

Chicago’s McCormick Place recently received a fully integrated video and access upgrade project involving thousands of custom macros. Here’s an inside look.

Read: ASSA ABLOY Execs Talk Access Control Market, Recent Acquisitions

ASSA ABLOY Execs Talk Access Control Market, Recent Acquisitions

In this exclusive interview, key ASSA ABLOY execs shed light on strategic initiatives, leadership and recent acquisitions by the world’s largest lock manufacturer.

Read: Friend or Foe: Should Alarm Industry Fear Giants Like Amazon & Google?

Friend or Foe: Should Alarm Industry Fear Giants Like Amazon & Google?

While the large tech leaders may seem like a threat, several experts believe they’ll make the electronic security industry better and stronger.

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