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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 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.

Read: 10 Things to Get Excited About at ASIS 2017

10 Things to Get Excited About at ASIS 2017

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine shares what has him most excited about this year’s ASIS Seminars and Exhibits.

Read: CEO Rick Britton Describes How Customers Drive DMP

CEO Rick Britton Describes How Customers Drive DMP

During a visit to the alarm panel manufacturer’s headquarters, the SSI Industry Hall of Famer talks turning points, tactics, technology and more.

Read: Security Experts Reveal How They Fight False Alarms

Security Experts Reveal How They Fight False Alarms

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine asked leading central stations COPS, Rapid Response, MONI and UCC what they are doing to reduce false alarms.

Scott Goldfine's Latest Posts

Read: How Comcast’s Xfinity Home Is Disrupting Residential Security

How Comcast’s Xfinity Home Is Disrupting Residential Security

Take a deep dive into one of the leading players — Comcast’s Xfinity Home — and a winning formula that has surpassed 1 million customers.

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: Vector Security Earns PDQ Runner-Up Honors for Superb Alarm Management

Vector Security Earns PDQ Runner-Up Honors for Superb Alarm Management

Vector Security is the first and only two-time winner of the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award, earning the honor in 2006 and 2013.

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.

Read: How EPS Security Went From 3-Time PDQ Runner-Up to 2017 Winner

How EPS Security Went From 3-Time PDQ Runner-Up to 2017 Winner

Having knocked on the door several times, EPS Security shares a playbook that has allowed it to finally punch through and capture a Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award.

Read: Access Control Specialist Chamberlain Group Gets Fancy New Digs

Access Control Specialist Chamberlain Group Gets Fancy New Digs

The move creates a global headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., that consolidates 650+ associates from four Chicagoland facilities onto one 20-acre campus.

Read: AvantGuard Elevates PERS Professionalism at Annual Summit

AvantGuard Elevates PERS Professionalism at Annual Summit

The wholesale monitored services provider hosted its annual personal emergency response systems event Sept. 26-28 in Park City, Utah.

Read: Axis Hosts Event During ASIS to Unveil New Facility

Axis Hosts Event During ASIS to Unveil New Facility

Axis Communications’ new 7,100-square-foot location features a training center, conference rooms and demo areas for the retail, education, gaming and critical infrastructure markets.

Read: RS2 Leaders Look Forward to Continuing Mercury Relationship With HID Ownership

RS2 Leaders Look Forward to Continuing Mercury Relationship With HID Ownership

“The phrase ‘win-win’ is overused, but it’s really appropriate for us in this case,” says RS2’s Dave Barnard.

Read: Dynamark Buys Buckeye Protective to Expand Central Station Footprint

Dynamark Buys Buckeye Protective to Expand Central Station Footprint

Buckeye Protective Services acquisition will allow Dynamark to expand its central station footprint and offer its national base of dealers and partners a redundant facility.

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