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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: 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: Exec Interview: The Future of Mercury Security

Exec Interview: The Future of Mercury Security

Mercury leaders discuss the brand’s status under HID Global, unveil its roadmap, survey the competitive landscape and address a leap-year glitch.

Read: SSI 2020 Hall of Famers Analyze the Security Industry

SSI 2020 Hall of Famers Analyze the Security Industry

Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine asks George De Marco, Merlin Guilbeau, Jeff Kessler and Richard Kleinman what significant industry developments are on the horizon.

Read: Introducing the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Introducing the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2020

For security pros there’s no greater recognition than earning passage into the SSI Industry Hall of Fame. Here are 2020’s inductees.

Read: Managed Services and Education Tips From Those Who Know Best

Managed Services and Education Tips From Those Who Know Best

Total Tech Summit brings together hundreds of integrators across the security, custom home installation and AV industries. Here are some tips from a few security-based sessions from the latest event.

Read: Exec Interview: Johns Brothers Makes Clients Feel Like Family

Exec Interview: Johns Brothers Makes Clients Feel Like Family

Company leadership discusses brand reinvention and embracing the chaos of change, growing RMR streams, targeting niche markets, and migrating customers through upgrades.

Read: RMR Deep Dive: Growth Rates, Industry Impact & More Revealed

RMR Deep Dive: Growth Rates, Industry Impact & More Revealed

In case knowing recurring revenue builds company value isn’t enough, holdouts may be won over by new research showing 42% margins and 17% growth.

Read: State of Commercial Security 2020: Execs on RMR, Challenges & Competition

State of Commercial Security 2020: Execs on RMR, Challenges & Competition

Leaders from four successful security companies discuss the commercial market in this industry roundtable, including what’s working and what needs work.

Read: MercTech 2020 Specifies Winning Content & Connections for Consultants

MercTech 2020 Specifies Winning Content & Connections for Consultants

The industry’s leading open platform access control board supplier updated security pros on products and practices.

Read: Reviewing 2019’s Trends Through Security’s Most Impactful News Stories

Reviewing 2019’s Trends Through Security’s Most Impactful News Stories

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine revisits the major security stories and trends of 2019, including the top 10 most impactful news events.

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