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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: COPS Monitoring Redundancy Leads to Marvel Award Runner-Up Distinction

COPS Monitoring Redundancy Leads to Marvel Award Runner-Up Distinction

“Even a short period of downtime in our industry can be catastrophic, which is why our goal is to provide ‘failsafe’ monitoring above ‘disaster recovery’,” says COPS President & COO Jim McMullen.

Read: Ackerman Security’s Early Cloud Adoption Earns It Marvel Award Runner-Up Honors

Ackerman Security’s Early Cloud Adoption Earns It Marvel Award Runner-Up Honors

Ackerman says its Cloud hosting platform has allowed it to increase efficiency and remain committed to being a leader in reliability and customer service nationwide.

Read: NMC’s Proactive Video Monitoring Earns It Inaugural Marvel Award

NMC’s Proactive Video Monitoring Earns It Inaugural Marvel Award

NMC has been among the first to use video technology to tie video verification to an alarm in an intrusion/reaction model that records criminal activity.

Read: Leading Central Stations Talk RMR, MIY Systems and More

Leading Central Stations Talk RMR, MIY Systems and More

Wholesale monitoring providers share the new products and services they are utilizing to strengthen the industry’s foundation of alarm signal transmission and response.

Read: Genetec Tells How Security Can Lead Efficiencies and Intelligence Conversation

Genetec Tells How Security Can Lead Efficiencies and Intelligence Conversation

Forward-thinking Genetec shares holistic outlook and shows off impressive customer site at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center.

Read: How Security Company Leaders Are Contending With Common Challenges

How Security Company Leaders Are Contending With Common Challenges

One of the strongest indicators of a well-run company is how proficiently and consistently it identifies, confronts and overcomes challenges.

Read: Security Execs Share How They Tackle Recruiting Challenges, New Opportunities

Security Execs Share How They Tackle Recruiting Challenges, New Opportunities

A dearth of capable and congenial employees and resultant inflated wages is inspiring security integrators to refocus recruiting tactics. Find out how they are contending with that and other challenges, as well as plum opportunities in SSI’s annual exec roundtable.

Read: Rapid Growth, Hospitable Service Makes SAF an Integrated Installer of the Year

Rapid Growth, Hospitable Service Makes SAF an Integrated Installer of the Year

From humble homespun beginnings little more than a decade ago, integration firm SAF Technologies has found the right combination to grow gangbusters, making it SSI’s 2018 Small/Midsize Installer of the Year.

Read: Recent Large-Scale Success Earns ADT Installer of the Year Award

Recent Large-Scale Success Earns ADT Installer of the Year Award

Having shuffled its cards more than perhaps any other security player the past two years, ADT has emerged all aces, earning the distinction of SSI 2018 Installer of the Year (Large Company).

Read: Security Solution for Hawaiian Credit Union Earns ADT Integrated Installation of the Year Award

Security Solution for Hawaiian Credit Union Earns ADT Integrated Installation of the Year Award

When a credit union with offices spread across Hawaii sought a new unified security solution, it found its answer in ADT. Here’s how the company won the 2018 SSI Integrated Installation of the Year (Multisite) Award.

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