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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: Integrator Roundtable: Execs Say Diversification, Cloud and Managed Services Loom Large

Integrator Roundtable: Execs Say Diversification, Cloud and Managed Services Loom Large

Like allied forces generals plotting moves following victory in a tide-turning battle, a trio of security integration company leaders compare notes for post-pandemic success.

Read: 2021 SSI Integrated Installation of the Year: Stanley Security’s ‘Jailhouse Lock’

2021 SSI Integrated Installation of the Year: Stanley Security’s ‘Jailhouse Lock’

Actually, locks are just about the only security device not included in a recent STANLEY Security corrections facility project. Hundreds of devices were interconnected with the skill befitting an SSI Integrated Installation of the Year Award winner.

Read: Leading Integrators Say Talent Shortage Bigger Challenge Than Pandemic

Leading Integrators Say Talent Shortage Bigger Challenge Than Pandemic

Installer of the Year finalists share their biggest challenges and how they are trying to address them.

Read: 2021 SSI Small to Midsize Installer of the Year: scDataCom Breaks Mold, Wins Gold

2021 SSI Small to Midsize Installer of the Year: scDataCom Breaks Mold, Wins Gold

A new standard of security integrator is emerging, and one of its torchbearers calls Savannah, Ga., home. There, the 25-strong team at scDataCom is piling up victories that include a 2021 SSI Installer of the Year Award.

Read: How Leading Security Contractors Are Optimizing Their Operations

How Leading Security Contractors Are Optimizing Their Operations

Executives from SSI Installer of the Year finalists explain how their companies and staff are working smarter and more efficiently nowadays.

Read: 2021 SSI Large Installer of the Year: Acadian Rhythm Doesn’t Miss a Beat

2021 SSI Large Installer of the Year: Acadian Rhythm Doesn’t Miss a Beat

In 2020, Louisiana became the fırst state to endure fıve hurricanes in a season and so it’s fıtting that one of the industry’s most resilient companies, Acadian Total Security, calls it home.

Read: Roundtable: Distributors Power Products Through Despite Pandemic

Roundtable: Distributors Power Products Through Despite Pandemic

As essential workers during the pandemic, security dealers and integrators were fortunate to have essential partners in their wholesale distributors. A roundtable of top suppliers offers a state of the industry.

Read: 2021 Video Surveillance Deep Dive: Video Records 18% Growth Amid Virus

2021 Video Surveillance Deep Dive: Video Records 18% Growth Amid Virus

SSI’s Video Surveillance Deep Dive survey covers installations, technologies, prices, profits, verticals, and challenges from what turned out to be a historically tumultuous 2020.

Read: Culture’s Role in Curing COVID

Culture’s Role in Curing COVID

Prior to the pandemic, many organizations started to put an emphasis on promoting and supporting a strong, positive, people-oriented culture. COVID accelerated this movement.

Read: How Paladin Became One of North America’s Largest Systems Integrators

How Paladin Became One of North America’s Largest Systems Integrators

Leaders from Paladin Technologies explain how the company is putting substance behind proven conventions for success such as strong culture, high technical IQ and exceeding expectations.

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