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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: 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.

Read: Bold Group Brass Explain Industry Expectations for 2021

Bold Group Brass Explain Industry Expectations for 2021

President Alison Forsythe and Senior Vice Presidents Steve Keefer and Thom Meyer join SSI for an in-depth examination of the year ahead.

Read: 2021 RMR Deep Dive: Recurring Revenue Keeps Industry on Top During Pandemic

2021 RMR Deep Dive: Recurring Revenue Keeps Industry on Top During Pandemic

Seldom has “cash is king” held more water than during these pandemic times. The least scathed security firms tend to be those with revenue streams that enabled them to save or have money on hand for this mother of all rainy days.

Read: A Security Salute to Bob Harris

A Security Salute to Bob Harris

Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine reflects on his friendship with the late security industry veteran Bob Harris.

Read: State of Commercial Security 2021: Handling, Healing & Hopefulness Post-COVID

State of Commercial Security 2021: Handling, Healing & Hopefulness Post-COVID

It is not if but to what degree a commercial security dealer’s business has been forever changed by the lingering pandemic. Four battle-tested company leaders talk hardships, lessons and security spoils coming out of this war.

Read: State of Residential Security 2021: Reasons for Optimism, New Opportunities & More

State of Residential Security 2021: Reasons for Optimism, New Opportunities & More

The work-from-home imperative figures to have long-term ramifications for the smart security home market. Executives from four leading residential dealer firms tell where they see the silver lining around the dark pandemic cloud.

Read: George De Marco Lays Bare His Security Industry Perspective for 2021

George De Marco Lays Bare His Security Industry Perspective for 2021

In a wide-ranging discussion, the esteemed industry subject matter expert elucidates on meeting the challenges of a disrupted marketplace.

Read: 2021 Security Industry Forecast: Expectations, Challenges & Opportunities

2021 Security Industry Forecast: Expectations, Challenges & Opportunities

The security industry proved its mettle by standing strong and supporting safety during a historic pandemic. Now, with light at the end of a dark tunnel, providers hope to see a boom in the latter half of 2021.

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