Choosing the Right EAS Tags for Your Retail Security Solution 

Since the COVID pandemic broke, shoplifting has more than tripled across the country. This is why now, more than ever, retail managers and leadership teams should focus on choosing the right EAS tags for retail stores to help deter and prevent shoplifting. When choosing the right EAS tags to protect your merchandise it all comes down to some specific factors, including the product types you sell and the existing electronic article surveillance (EAS) system you have set up in your store.

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What are the Benefits for Retailers to Invest in EAS Tags?

As a retail manager one of your many responsibilities is to increase sales and profits by reducing shoplifting. Ever since COVID-19 broke out, reports across the country indicate that shoplifting percentages have exploded, and retailers are losing millions of dollars. There are a number of reasons why partnering with a company like CONTROLTEK that manufactures EAS tags for retail stores is important to both protect your profits, and offer customers a better shopping experience. This article will explain the value of having EAS tags in relation to giving your customers a positive environment in which they can try on and purchase products, as well as how EAS tags can significantly reduce losses caused by theft.

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These are the Retail Security Products Every Store Manager Should Invest In

Most retail stores post signage stating that shoplifters will be prosecuted, as well as signs that let shoppers know they are on camera. However, these types of anti-theft devices for retail stores aren’t effective, as billions of profits are lost every year due to shoplifting, in stores with this type of signage. If you manage a retail store, then loss prevention is one of your primary responsibilities. There are a wide range of retail security products for all types of merchandise that will help significantly in preventing shoplifting in your store. This article is intended to introduce you to some of the most cost-effective retail security products that will deter shoplifting and help protect your profits and merchandise.

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CONTROLTEK Expands Canadian Operations, Welcomes New Director of Sales

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (July 22, 2021)CONTROLTEK, a leader in retail loss prevention technology, has invested in expanding its presence in Canada in response to increasing demand from retailers with locations in Canada. To support this growing market, Wade Holman has joined the company as the Director of Sales to manage this territory.

“We’re excited to welcome Wade to the team to oversee our growing Canadian operations,” said Rubin Press, vice president of global sales at CONTROLTEK. “He has a lot of experience with cultivating relationships with clients, which aligns well with CONTROLTEK’s mission to understand retailers’ business challenges and find solutions to address their unique needs.”

“CONTROLTEK’s approach to building long-term relationships with their clients while constantly innovating their solutions offering, really sets them apart in this industry, said, Wade Holman, director of sales, Canada.  “I look forward to sharing this unique customer experience with the Canadian marketplace.”

 

“I am looking forward to expanding our presence in Canada and getting to work more closely with retailers in that region,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK. “This expansion gives us the opportunity to help even more retailers to learn about loss prevention, combat retail shrink and increase their profitability in both the short and long term.”

Holman has 29 years of experience in the retail loss prevention industry, with previous roles at Sensormatic, Checkpoint and ADT Security Services.

To learn more about CONTROLTEK’s presence in Canada, visit their website.

4 Proven Ways to Improve Retail Security

According to Hayes International’s 32nd Annual Retail Theft Survey, there are up to 1 million shoplifting incidents happening around the world each day. In fact, loss prevention professionals have determined that shoplifting is the biggest reason behind retail shrinkage, or the loss of products due to theft, damage or administrative error.

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Choosing the Right EAS Tags for Your Retail Security Solution

Since the COVID pandemic broke, shoplifting has more than tripled across the country. This is why now, more than ever, retail managers and leadership teams should focus on choosing the right EAS tags for retail stores to help deter and prevent shoplifting. When choosing the right EAS tags to protect your merchandise it all comes down to some specific factors, including the product types you sell and the existing electronic article surveillance (EAS) system you have set up in your store.

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CONTROLTEK Sponsors 2021 APEX Grocery Conference

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (June 17, 2021) – CONTROLTEK, a leader in retail loss prevention and security solutions, is an Elite Sponsor for APEX Grocery, an invite-only conference from September 15 to 17, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn. 

“APEX Grocery brings together many leaders in the retail loss prevention space, which is an excellent opportunity for grocery retailers to connect with other experts in our field,” said Rubin Press, vice president of global sales at CONTROLTEK. “We’re looking forward to meeting with industry partners to discuss innovative solutions that improve both loss prevention and the customer experience.” 

“At CONTROLTEK, our mission has always been to help businesses protect their assets, whether it’s cash deposits or perishable goods,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK.” As an Elite Sponsor at APEX Grocery, we are proud to continue our commitment to supporting and educating grocers, retailers and other businesses about the latest loss prevention best practices.” 

APEX Grocery is presented by Talk LP. For more information about APEX Grocery or to request an invitation to the conference, visit their website. 

5 Signs You Have the Highest Security Tamper Evident Bags

When handling cash, coins and checks, it is essential that you protect these assets from tampering throughout the transit process. While cash in transit companies first used heavyweight canvas bags to store cash and other currency, these bags do not have security features to indicate tampering or attempted theft.  This means that anyone could take cash out of a deposit bag and no one would know unless they manually counted out the contents of the bag. According to Statistic Brain, employee theft costs U.S. businesses $50 billion per year, which includes losses from cash skimming. 

However, tamper-evident deposit bags are made with multiple security features, such as void seals, to deter theft and inform cash handlers that a bag might have been tampered with. Today, we’ll go over how tamper-evident bags work and the 5 most important features you should look for in your tamper-evident bags. 

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