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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 Access Control Deep Dive: Resi Market Stands Strong in Face of COVID

2021 Access Control Deep Dive: Resi Market Stands Strong in Face of COVID

While the pandemic proved problematic in 2020, access control profits continued for many pros. SSI’s 2021 Access Control Deep Dive tells the full story.

Read: SIA’s Virtual GovSummit Proves Essential for Government-Focused Integrators

SIA’s Virtual GovSummit Proves Essential for Government-Focused Integrators

Among the topics addressed were COVID-19 relief measures, costs, impacts and opportunities, highlighting how, where and when billions of dollars of relief funding could help the security industry.

Read: Security Veterans Share How They’d Approach Breaking Into the Industry Today

Security Veterans Share How They’d Approach Breaking Into the Industry Today

The security industry has changed a great deal over the decades. Five SSI Industry Hall of Famers give their perspective of breaking into the industry today.

Read: How SAGE Integration Is Setting the Stage for Success

How SAGE Integration Is Setting the Stage for Success

Launched in 2020, Ohio-based SAGE Integration believes it is building a better mousetrap to capture more meaningful client partnerships. Company execs explain what that looks like and why customers are responding to its holistic approach.

Read: Solving Security Labor Crisis FAST Tracked by Industry Associations

Solving Security Labor Crisis FAST Tracked by Industry Associations

Last year, the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation (AIREF) revamped itself as the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST). Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine examines its legacy.

Read: Introducing the SSI Industry HoF Ring of Honor & Its 1st Inductee: Ron Davis

Introducing the SSI Industry HoF Ring of Honor & Its 1st Inductee: Ron Davis

The SSI Industry Hall of Fame Ring of Honor will be annually bestowed upon an existing Hall of Famer (minimum 10 years after induction) who has continued to distinguish themselves with exemplary achievement or contributions.

Read: Introducing the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Introducing the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2021

SSI’s Industry Hall of Fame hails those who have contributed most significantly to the security industry. Here are 2021’s inductees.

Read: Brinks Home Thinks Big: Execs Talk Brand Refresh, Market Outlook & More

Brinks Home Thinks Big: Execs Talk Brand Refresh, Market Outlook & More

Already one of the industry’s largest and best-known brands, Brinks Home has its monitored services machine ready to rev up residential revenues.

Read: Monitoring Roundtable: Execs on Traversing the Pandemic, Positive Outlook

Monitoring Roundtable: Execs on Traversing the Pandemic, Positive Outlook

Managers from four central stations describe how they are successfully navigating through COVID-19. Among the valuable takeaways are how internal and external people skills, grit and adaptability have never been more critical.

Read: Sounding 3G Upgrade Alarm: Where Do You Stand?

Sounding 3G Upgrade Alarm: Where Do You Stand?

Execs from Doyle Security Systems, Quick Response Monitoring and Paladin Technologies share their perspective on the looming 3G sunset.

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