How CONTROLTEK Provides First Time Right Systems Deployment

In addition to finding the right solution for your business, systems deployment is one of the most crucial parts of adding EAS or RFID technology to your operations. At CONTROLTEK, we provide a holistic approach to managing system installation. With over 45 years of experience in product and technology deployments across multiple industries, from retail and supply chain management to aerospace and manufacturing, we are striving to perfect the process.

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How to Use RFID as EAS for Retail Loss Prevention

As RFID becomes more widely used across different industries, we’re seeing new applications of RFID technology in retail, from inventory control to loss prevention. Today we’ll go over the basics of RFID and how it can be used in the retail space to help reduce shrink.

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How to Choose the Right RFID Solutions for Your Banking and Cash in Transit Needs

With rapid digitization becoming an expectation, rather than an innovation, in many industries, long-lived industries like banking and cash in transit (CIT) need to meet these new demands to keep up with a sea of new fintech competitors. While fintech offers convenience to attract younger customers, long-lasting financial institutions like banks and CIT companies have a history of security and reliability that encourages strong customer loyalty.

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CONTROLTEK Presents LPF Webinar: The Link Between ORC & Human Trafficking

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (June 8, 2021) – Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK and leading expert in cybersecurity and organized retail crime, will join Noel Thomas, CEO of Zero Trafficking, to present a webinar about the connection between criminal activity and human trafficking. 

“Human trafficking has become a major concern to retailers as organized retail crime has been shown to increase larger, more violent crimes,” said Meehan. “With Noel’s expertise in the fight against human trafficking, we’ll inform retailers about how to spot potential indicators of both ORC and human trafficking in their own operations.” 

“At CONTROLTEK, we are fully dedicated to supporting the growth of the loss prevention industry however we can,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK. “By sponsoring five LPCertified course scholarships, we can provide emerging professionals with the opportunity to learn more about loss prevention and further their careers in our field.” 

The webinar, which takes place on June 10 at 11 a.m. PDT via Zoom, is presented by the Loss Prevention Foundation and qualifies for 1 continuing education unit (CEU) toward an LPCertified or CFI recertification. To register for the webinar, visit the Loss Prevention Foundation’s website.  

CONTROLTEK Attends Virtual NRF Retail Converge Conference

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (June 8, 2021)CONTROLTEK, a leader in retail asset protection technology, will attend NRF Retail Converge, a virtual conference presented by the National Retail Federation, to showcase its EAS and RFID solutions in the virtual conference expo.

“2020 has shown us that the digitization of retail isn’t slowing down anytime soon, and that includes how we approach asset protection,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, CONTROTLEK’s chief strategy officer and chief information security officer. “We’re looking forward to learning from retailers and other AP experts how they have adapted to the changing retail environment.” 

“One of our top priorities is to help retailers combat current challenges while preparing for the future,” said Rubin Press, vice president of global sales at CONTROLTEK. “Our team’s technology expertise, specific to asset protection, enables us to support retailers on the latest security trends as well as identify the right solutions to future-proof their business.” 

NRF Retail Converge will take place from June 21 to 25 and bring together retailers, law enforcement agencies, and solutions providers in all areas of retail security. CONTROLTEK will be featured in the virtual NRF Converge Marketplace, where solution providers demo new products and technology. 

For more information about NRF Retail Converge, visit their website. 

How to Choose the Best Banking Security Products

In today’s increasingly unpredictable world, you need to do whatever you can to keep your money safe, especially when transferring it to and from banking institutions. Knowing how to choose the best security bank products helps ensure that transactions are safe and your money is secured at all times.

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What are the Strongest Bank Coin Deposit Bags on the Market?

Banking institutions are tasked with the challenge in finding a company that manufacturers the strongest bank coin deposit bags capable of preventing theft and streamlining internal and external handling processes. There are a number of criteria that the best bank coin deposit bags must meet in order to be favored by big banking and major couriers from around the country. 

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Why RFID Solutions are Better than Barcodes in the Retail Space 

Barcodes have been the standard in retail inventory management since they were first implemented in the United States in the 1970s. Before the barcode, store employees had to manually enter product codes into the system, so adding barcodes to the supply chain was a simple and effective way to save time and money. 

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CONTROLTEK’s Tom Meehan Joins Zero Trafficking Advisory Board

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (June 1, 2020)Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK and leading expert in cybersecurity and organized retail crime, recently joined the advisory board of Zero Trafficking, an organization that offers resources and training to combat human trafficking.

The Zero Trafficking team consists of technology researchers, artificial intelligence experts and specialized trainers who have crafted methods and databases based on anti-trafficking best practices. These resources are available to government agencies, law enforcement, intelligence professionals and social media experts working in the fight against human trafficking.

“We exist because there were no cohesive ways to identify, track and report bad actors, organizations, networks and links to other criminal enterprises,” said Noel Thomas, chief executive officer and co-founder of Zero Trafficking. “Several years ago, Tom published an article about the link between human trafficking and organized retail crime and I knew then he would be a great asset to our cause.” Thomas also serves as the Chairman of the Technology Subcommittee for the Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force.

“Since the early days of my retail loss prevention career, the anti-trafficking movement has been an important cause to me,” said Meehan. “I’m honored to become a part of Zero Trafficking and help the retail industry stay informed about the challenges around human trafficking and its ties to organized retail crime (ORC). I have been working with the Zero Trafficking team on active intelligence gathering and I’m excited to share our learnings with the retail industry to support efforts to reduce ORC.”

“I’m pleased to support Tom’s involvement with Zero Trafficking and commend them for the critical work they are doing to equip the retail industry with resources and solutions to help combat the evolving challenges they are faced with in regards to ORC,” said Rod Diplock, CEO of CONTROLTEK.

The Zero Trafficking team has produced solutions that support decision-making in investigations, prosecutions and victim rescues. Resources and services can be found on zerotrafficking.com.