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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: 10 Factors Propelling Technology in the Electronic Security Industry

10 Factors Propelling Technology in the Electronic Security Industry

Industry experts discuss technology in the residential security market, where they see enormous opportunity, but also great challenges, volatility and instability.

Read: The Importance of Developing Relationships With Builders and How to Do It

The Importance of Developing Relationships With Builders and How to Do It

Three experts share how to connect with prospective partners, what products and packages to offer, and how to make builders look cutting edge in the process.

Read: How SSI Hall of Famers Can Help Guide Your Business to Greater Heights

How SSI Hall of Famers Can Help Guide Your Business to Greater Heights

Get free professional guidance and mentorship directly from some of the most successful leaders in the electronic security industry.

Read: Security Pros Share Success, Sharpen Skillsets at <i>SSI</i> Summit

Security Pros Share Success, Sharpen Skillsets at SSI Summit

The Total Tech Summit convenes several hundred of North America’s top integrators to heighten their operational and product solutions.

Read: How to Boost Sales and RMR With Smart Home Services

How to Boost Sales and RMR With Smart Home Services

Three experts reveal how embracing the latest trends and technology from the front porch to garage can drive more sales and RMR.

Read: Dealer, Integrator Partners ‘Connect’ With New Resideo, Honeywell Businesses

Dealer, Integrator Partners ‘Connect’ With New Resideo, Honeywell Businesses

Connect 2018 attendees come away with a decidedly positive spin of Honeywell’s spin-off of its residential and commercial security concerns.

Read: How Alert 360 Positioned Itself as a Pacesetter in Home Automation & IoT

How Alert 360 Positioned Itself as a Pacesetter in Home Automation & IoT

Alert 360 execs share how the company formerly known as Central Security Group built a customer base that is 95% RMR, discuss the importance of employee happiness and more.

Read: How Security Provided the Path to a Career at Its Crossroads

How Security Provided the Path to a Career at Its Crossroads

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine looks back at two decades of covering the security industry, and looks ahead to what’s next.

Read: TMA Sees Opportunities, Sun on Horizon at Palm Beach Meeting

TMA Sees Opportunities, Sun on Horizon at Palm Beach Meeting

Many of the security monitoring industry’s predominant providers and people were on hand for TMA’s annual knowledge and networking exchange.

Read: How ADT Zeroes In on Actual False Alarms

How ADT Zeroes In on Actual False Alarms

2018 PDQ runner-up ADT discusses the central components of the company’s alarm management tactics.

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