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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: 2021’s News Shapes Views for 2022

2021’s News Shapes Views for 2022

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine revisits the major security stories and trends that developed in 2021.

Read: State of Security 2022: Success Amid Scarcity of People, Products

State of Security 2022: Success Amid Scarcity of People, Products

As security companies look to at last move past the pandemic they are hamstrung by hardships like personnel shortfalls and supply chain slowdowns. Executives from four savvy dealer firms share how their businesses will emerge from the morass all the better for it.

Read: 2022 Security Industry Forecast: Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions

2022 Security Industry Forecast: Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions

It’s a classic case of good news, bad: The security industry came through the pandemic with flying colors only to now be strapped for products and people. Twenty market experts weigh in on what to expect during 2022.

Read: Key Ingredients for a Supplier-Integrator Relationship

Key Ingredients for a Supplier-Integrator Relationship

Integrators dish on what they love about their vendors and how they act in their best interests as a true channel partner.

Read: Introducing the Inaugural Winners of SSI’s 2021 Supplier Stellar Service Awards

Introducing the Inaugural Winners of SSI’s 2021 Supplier Stellar Service Awards

In a trust-essential industry like security where positive word of mouth is vital, manufacturers, distributors and central stations must have their channel partners’ backs. According to their dealer/integrator customers, see which vendors best exemplify those virtues in SSI’s 2021 Supplier Stellar Service Awards.

Read: Exec Interview: How Post Alarm Set a High Bar in Security, Service & Growth

Exec Interview: How Post Alarm Set a High Bar in Security, Service & Growth

Third-generation leaders discuss Post’s formula predicated on expert installation, monitoring and armed patrol response.

Read: DIY or Die? Why Security Pros Need to Get With the Times

DIY or Die? Why Security Pros Need to Get With the Times

While the emergence of this new sector has caused some market erosion, it has also brought fresh benefits and opportunities to professional full-service installation and monitored service businesses.

Read: Police Dispatch Quality Runner-up B Safe Cracks Down on False Alarms

Police Dispatch Quality Runner-up B Safe Cracks Down on False Alarms

B Safe credits its false alarm success to proper customer training at installation, standard dispatch procedures for every system that are easy for the customer to understand and the use of new technologies.

Read: How Schmidt Security Won the 2021 Police Dispatch Quality Award

How Schmidt Security Won the 2021 Police Dispatch Quality Award

Schmidt Security Pro implements its three-pronged EAP (education & training; attention & review; protocol & standards) program to thwart false alarms.

Read: Attrition Report Reveals Security Industry Escaped 2020 Relatively Unscathed

Attrition Report Reveals Security Industry Escaped 2020 Relatively Unscathed

During The Monitoring Association’s Annual Meeting, John Brady shared findings from his yearly attrition report. Industry analysts also dove into recent M&A activity.

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