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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: 2019 Cybersecurity Assessment: Security Industry Embracing IT, But Fears Worst Breach Is Yet to Come

2019 Cybersecurity Assessment: Security Industry Embracing IT, But Fears Worst Breach Is Yet to Come

It took a few years, but the electronic security industry is paying more attention to cybersecurity — both as a threat and opportunity.

Read: 20 Top Trends at ISC West 2019: Deeper Integrations, AI, Cloud & More

20 Top Trends at ISC West 2019: Deeper Integrations, AI, Cloud & More

SSI’s Editor-in-Chief highlights 20 leading areas of interest evident in his 20th trip to the year’s most important trade show.

Read: Hikvision Huddles Press to Talk Biz, PR, Tech & Cyber at ISC West

Hikvision Huddles Press to Talk Biz, PR, Tech & Cyber at ISC West

The global video surveillance leader kicked off ISC West with a small media roundtable to clarify its stance in a number of key industry areas.

Read: EMERgency24 Places Urgency on Employees and Customers as Well as Signals

EMERgency24 Places Urgency on Employees and Customers as Well as Signals

A sit-down with the central station’s leadership and tour of its facility makes clear the company’s commitment to prioritizing both people and technology in the mission for superior security and safety.

Read: Blizzards of Snow and Security Converge at PSA TEC 2019

Blizzards of Snow and Security Converge at PSA TEC 2019

Managed security services and cybersecurity led conversations at the premier systems integrator event, which persevered a monumental snowstorm.

Read: Tips for Security Biz Success From This Year’s Industry HoF Class

Tips for Security Biz Success From This Year’s Industry HoF Class

American Alarm’s Richard Sampson, MBFAA’s Alan Glasser, Matterhorn Consulting’s Paul Boucherle and Brivo’s Steve Van Till reflect on paths to and tips for success.

Read: Introducing the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Introducing the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2019

SSI’s Industry Hall of Fame hails those who have contributed most significantly to the security industry. Here are 2019’s inductees.

Read: Monitoring Roundtable: Execs Share Perspectives on DIY, MIY Competition & More

Monitoring Roundtable: Execs Share Perspectives on DIY, MIY Competition & More

Leading thinkers from six firms serving the central station channel tackle solving top challenges, dealing with the DIY and MIY threat, and how to stand out from the crowd.

Read: 6 Best Practices and Tips to Elevate Your Security Company

6 Best Practices and Tips to Elevate Your Security Company

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine shares lessons learned from the recent Total Tech Summit and SSI Summit.

Read: 2019 Recurring Revenue Report: RMR Growth Continues to Rise

2019 Recurring Revenue Report: RMR Growth Continues to Rise

There are several compelling reasons for security dealers and integrators to sell recurring revenue-based products and services. Among them is 23% growth last year and 15% projected for 2019.

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