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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: 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.

Read: 10 Things to Get Excited About at ASIS 2017

10 Things to Get Excited About at ASIS 2017

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine shares what has him most excited about this year’s ASIS Seminars and Exhibits.

Read: CEO Rick Britton Describes How Customers Drive DMP

CEO Rick Britton Describes How Customers Drive DMP

During a visit to the alarm panel manufacturer’s headquarters, the SSI Industry Hall of Famer talks turning points, tactics, technology and more.

Scott Goldfine's Latest Posts

Read: SSI Editor’s Key Security Trends From 2017

SSI Editor’s Key Security Trends From 2017

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine meticulously pored through all of 2017’s security news to glean what is likely to impact the year ahead.

Read: 2018 Security Industry Forecast: Pros Face Crossroads of Cloud, IoT, AI & Cybersecurity

2018 Security Industry Forecast: Pros Face Crossroads of Cloud, IoT, AI & Cybersecurity

The top security market experts and execs dish on what to expect in 2018, as DIY smart home products, AI and cybersecurity continue to disrupt the industry.

Read: Security Integrators Reveal Their Favorite Brands, How to Earn Their Business

Security Integrators Reveal Their Favorite Brands, How to Earn Their Business

Wonder what makes a security integrator pledge loyalty to a particular product brand or what sways that same company to jump ship? SSI’s 2017 Top Market Leaders reveal their top 5 access, fire, intrusion and video brands.

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: Exclusive: Nest Talks Strategy, Opportunities for Pro Security Channel

Exclusive: Nest Talks Strategy, Opportunities for Pro Security Channel

Nest talks to SSI about its Nest Secure smart alarm system with monitoring by MONI and its video verification offering through I-View Now aimed at the pro channel.

Read: How Comcast’s Xfinity Home Is Disrupting Residential Security

How Comcast’s Xfinity Home Is Disrupting Residential Security

Take a deep dive into one of the leading players — Comcast’s Xfinity Home — and a winning formula that has surpassed 1 million customers.

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: Vector Security Earns PDQ Runner-Up Honors for Superb Alarm Management

Vector Security Earns PDQ Runner-Up Honors for Superb Alarm Management

Vector Security is the first and only two-time winner of the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award, earning the honor in 2006 and 2013.

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.

Read: How EPS Security Went From 3-Time PDQ Runner-Up to 2017 Winner

How EPS Security Went From 3-Time PDQ Runner-Up to 2017 Winner

Having knocked on the door several times, EPS Security shares a playbook that has allowed it to finally punch through and capture a Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award.

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