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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: 2022 Security End-User Forum: Security Directors Share Needs and Wants

2022 Security End-User Forum: Security Directors Share Needs and Wants

Managers from three customer markets deliver keen insights to give integrators a better perspective on how today’s commercial customers think and what they really need most.

Read: 2022 Access Control Deep Dive: Integrators See 12% Growth Despite Supply Shortage

2022 Access Control Deep Dive: Integrators See 12% Growth Despite Supply Shortage

SSI’s Access Control Deep Dive examines trends in the market, including the types of technologies being sold, average installation size, vertical market revenues and more.

Read: GSX 2022 Insights: A Reinvigorated Global Security Exchange

GSX 2022 Insights: A Reinvigorated Global Security Exchange

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine presents his thoughts on GSX 2022 and shares the latest solutions from 12 exhibitors.

Read: Inside Alarm.com: Execs Detail Integration of Acquisitions, Areas of Focus & More

Inside Alarm.com: Execs Detail Integration of Acquisitions, Areas of Focus & More

Alarm.com leadership discusses the company’s roadmap, including playing commercial catchup to its residential sector dominance.

Read: 37 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Employees

37 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Employees

Security integration company leaders shared their best practices for hiring and retaining employees during a session at last year’s Total Tech Summit. Here’s what they had to say.

Read: Monitoring Roundtable: Leading Providers on Overcoming Pandemic, Supply Chain Issues & More

Monitoring Roundtable: Leading Providers on Overcoming Pandemic, Supply Chain Issues & More

Having proven their mettle maintaining services during the pandemic, wholesale central stations are continuing to bring security dealers evermore value and revenue opportunities. Leaders from the industry’s top providers explain how. Also find SSI’s new monitoring provider directory.

Read: Security Industry’s Top Installers on How They’re Addressing Their Biggest Challenges

Security Industry’s Top Installers on How They’re Addressing Their Biggest Challenges

Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine asks a trio of SSI’s 2022 Installer of the Year finalists to share their top challenges and how they are addressing them.

Read: How USA Central Leverages AI to Become a Tech ‘Marvel’

How USA Central Leverages AI to Become a Tech ‘Marvel’

Monitored video surveillance in of itself isn’t necessarily enough to combat false alarms. Find out why this year’s Monitoring Technology Marvel Award winners believe they have the answer.

Read: 2022 RMR Deep Dive: Recurring Revenue Helps Cure Procurement Blues

2022 RMR Deep Dive: Recurring Revenue Helps Cure Procurement Blues

While supply chain and inflation are sour notes to the post-pandemic rebound, dealers/integrators offering subscription-based services are likely singing a happier tune than most. Find out how it’s all playing out with SSI’s 2022 Recurring Revenue Deep Dive.

Read: SSI’s Most Valuable Security Products of 2022: Recognizing R&D That Makes an MVP

SSI’s Most Valuable Security Products of 2022: Recognizing R&D That Makes an MVP

Security customer satisfaction is achieved through the hand-in-glove combination of technology and technique (deployment). SSI’s Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards program points a fınger at solutions worthy of a big thumbs up.

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