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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: Where Ring’s Founder Jamie Siminoff Finds Himself $1B Later

Where Ring’s Founder Jamie Siminoff Finds Himself $1B Later

SSI chats with Ring Founder Jamie Siminioff about the video doorbell concept, the effect of Amazon’s acquisition, DIY vs. pro installation and more.

Read: Exec Interview: Ring Looks to Engage Pros With New Installer Initiative

Exec Interview: Ring Looks to Engage Pros With New Installer Initiative

Company leaders reveal how what has been a DIY-oriented business, that expanded into security systems and surveillance cameras, is actively growing its pro install channel.

Read: Honeywell Product Leaders Discuss Access, Video, Intrusion Platform Advances

Honeywell Product Leaders Discuss Access, Video, Intrusion Platform Advances

SSI spoke with a pair of Honeywell Commercial Security product marketing managers during the company’s annual dealer conference.

Read: Proof Consumers Still Desire Professional Services Over DIY

Proof Consumers Still Desire Professional Services Over DIY

Like the trend of music lovers re-embracing vinyl records and vintage gear, research shows a rise in professionally installed and monitored systems.

Read: Honeywell V.P. Talks Large-Scale Tech, Solutions, Value

Honeywell V.P. Talks Large-Scale Tech, Solutions, Value

Recently appointed Honeywell Commercial Security GM Vikas Chadka spoke with SSI during the company’s annual dealer conference.

Read: Execs of Fast-Rising Integrator Preventia Share Secrets to Success

Execs of Fast-Rising Integrator Preventia Share Secrets to Success

Preventia Security went from zero to $7.5 million worth of annual revenues in less than 10 years and made the Inc. 5000 fastest growing privately held companies list.

Read: Honeywell Commercial Security Event Focuses on Future & Globalization

Honeywell Commercial Security Event Focuses on Future & Globalization

Some 500 Honeywell Commercial Security dealers and integrators from around the world shared tech and talk at first Building event.

Read: Top Integrators Take Away 5 Crucial Managed Services Tips at Total Tech Summit

Top Integrators Take Away 5 Crucial Managed Services Tips at Total Tech Summit

The fourth annual Security Sales & Integration Summit brought 100 leading security professionals together as part of the ninth Total Tech Summit.

Read: 12 Essential Education Market Tips Shared at Total Tech Summit

12 Essential Education Market Tips Shared at Total Tech Summit

The SSI Summit’s umbrella invitational event gathered 400 pros to compare best practices, network and connect with key vendors.

Read: How Elite Interactive Uses Remote Guarding to Reduce False Alarms & Increase Safety

How Elite Interactive Uses Remote Guarding to Reduce False Alarms & Increase Safety

2019 PDQ runner-up Elite Interactive Solutions discusses how remote guarding combines people, processes and technology to provide powerful security.

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