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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: SSI Small to Midsize Installer of the Year: Custom Alarm Supplies Superior Service

SSI Small to Midsize Installer of the Year: Custom Alarm Supplies Superior Service

Mixing traditional values, value-adds and valuable new offerings locked Custom Alarm in as SSI’s 2020 Small to Midsize Installer of the Year.

Read: SSI Installation of the Year: ADT Commercial Passes Physical Security Exam

SSI Installation of the Year: ADT Commercial Passes Physical Security Exam

Find out how ADT Commercial further deepened its strong ties to Seattle Children’s Hospital with an advanced system that clinched an SSI Integrated Installation of the Year Award.

Read: Lift Your Security Team With SSI’s Most Valuable Products of 2020

Lift Your Security Team With SSI’s Most Valuable Products of 2020

To a large extent, the success of security dealers and integrators rides on the devices they sell. That’s why it’s critical to have stars in that lineup. Meet SSI’s 2020 Most Valuable Products.

Read: Why Security Is Vital Vs. Coronavirus

Why Security Is Vital Vs. Coronavirus

Though we are living in uncertain times, one can predict security’s future by looking to the past.

Read: 2020 Video Surveillance Deep Dive: Prices, Profits, Challenges & More

2020 Video Surveillance Deep Dive: Prices, Profits, Challenges & More

Installing dealers/integrators report an average gross profit margin of 37.5% for their video surveillance projects — almost 5 points higher than in 2019.

Read: Drones Leader Shares Technology and Growing Opportunities for Security Pros

Drones Leader Shares Technology and Growing Opportunities for Security Pros

FlytBase’s platform is paving the way for security and other applications to benefit from fully autonomous, beyond-visual-line-of-sight drone fleet operations.

Read: Why Security Will Rise From Coronavirus Ashes

Why Security Will Rise From Coronavirus Ashes

It’s important to remember amid the virus-inflicted economic downturn, security is about as recession-proof an industry as anyone might speculate about.

Read: 2020 Access Control Deep Dive: Cloud, Authentication Tech on the Rise

2020 Access Control Deep Dive: Cloud, Authentication Tech on the Rise

SSI’s 2020 Access Control Deep Dive identifies useful statistics on installations, prices, profits, markets, challenges and technologies.

Read: How NST Finds Success Blending Physical and IT Security

How NST Finds Success Blending Physical and IT Security

Leaders of integrator Network Solutions Technology share how they approach physical security from an IT, managed services and cybersecurity mentality.

Read: What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Cybersecurity

What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Cybersecurity

The growing COVID-19 pandemic parallels that of another insidious virus — the type humans inflict upon each other rather than withstand from Mother Nature.

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