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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: New Study Reveals Americans’ Top Home Security Concerns

New Study Reveals Americans’ Top Home Security Concerns

The data is the result of polling 2,000 American homeowners (40 per state) to gather information about their habits when locking their doors, how concerned they are about someone breaking in, and what items they keep at home that they worry the most about being stolen when they leave.

Read: American Alarm Grows Massachusetts Footprint With Malfy Alarm Acquisition

American Alarm Grows Massachusetts Footprint With Malfy Alarm Acquisition

Malfy Alarm founders Sarah and Philip Malfy will remain with American Alarm full-time to continue to serve and grow the company’s combined customer base across Cape Cod.

Read: ONVIF, SIA Webinar Will Update Industry on Current State of Standards

ONVIF, SIA Webinar Will Update Industry on Current State of Standards

Peter Boriskin, chair of the SIA Standards Committee and CTO at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas, and Leo Levit, chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee and director of systems integration at Axis Communications, will offer their perspectives on how interoperability standards have accelerated the growth of the security industry.

Read: ADT Commercial’s EvoGuard Brand to Offer Humanoid & Drone Guarding Solutions

ADT Commercial’s EvoGuard Brand to Offer Humanoid & Drone Guarding Solutions

ADT Commercial unveiled its new EvoGuard intelligent autonomous guarding solutions brand at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Read: ESA Tabs New V.P. of Advocacy and Public Affairs

ESA Tabs New V.P. of Advocacy and Public Affairs

The Electronic Security Association has announced Jake Braunger as its new vice president of advocacy and public affairs.

Read: Alert! Time Running Out to Enter 2023 TMA/SSI Monitoring Marvel Award

Alert! Time Running Out to Enter 2023 TMA/SSI Monitoring Marvel Award

Entries for The Marvel Award, honoring innovations in monitoring technology, must be submitted no later than Feb. 15.

Read: 2023 Security Industry Forecast: Experts Tackle Technology, Markets, Supply Chain & More

2023 Security Industry Forecast: Experts Tackle Technology, Markets, Supply Chain & More

Amid a landscape forever changed by the pandemic and related impacts, it’s all about navigating the new normal. More than two-dozen security industry experts explain what that will look like for 2023.

Read: Setting Your Sights on the SAMMYs: Why Integrators Shouldn’t Pass Up This Opportunity

Setting Your Sights on the SAMMYs: Why Integrators Shouldn’t Pass Up This Opportunity

It’s been said that recognition is the most powerful of motivators. Winning a SAMMY is not only outstanding for company morale, it is also a fantastic sales and marketing tool in its own right.

Read: 2022 Commercial Dealer Executive Roundtable: Talking Tech, Talent & Tactics

2022 Commercial Dealer Executive Roundtable: Talking Tech, Talent & Tactics

SSI picked the brains of three of the security industry’s top integrators during the recent Honeywell Integrated Security conference. Discover the issues impacting their organizations and the highest priorities on their to-do lists.

Read: 2022 Software Deep Dive: Hard Data on How Software Drives Success

2022 Software Deep Dive: Hard Data on How Software Drives Success

The 2022 SSI Business Software Deep Dive shows that security dealers and integrators are investing in heightened effıciencies. It is paying off with an average of 16% increased profıtability.

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