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Industry Veterans Team Up to Discuss the Rapidly Changing Environment and ‘New Normal’ Related to COVID-19, N.J. (Apr, 16, 2020) – Industry experts discuss how retailers are coping with the changes and impacts the Coronavirus pandemic is having on the retail loss prevention industry. In each weekly CrimeScience COVID-19 Series podcast, Dr. Read Hayes covers LPRC initiatives related to the pandemic, Tom Meehan, CFI reviews risk and vulnerabilities in technology and Tony D’Onofrio discusses the ‘new normal’ from current events.

“We have started our new LPRC CrimeScience COVID-19 series to thoroughly discuss dynamics and evidence-based solutions during these uncertain times,” said Dr. Read Hayes, research scientist at University of Florida and director of LPRC. “In addition to this podcast, the LPRC is leveraging multiple research and other data sources to support our nearly 70 major retail chains in helping maintain customer and employee confidence.”

“The COVID-19 situation has forced us to change how we physically operate to protect the health and safety of our employees, customers and partners. Adversaries have jumped on the opportunity to exploit the crisis, taking advantage of people and businesses,” Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK. “The podcast aims to keep our industry informed of cyber-threats and proactive security measures to stay vigilant against risks and maintain a healthy security posture during this time.”

“The COVID-19 health crisis is transformational and will lead to a ‘new normal’. For all of us, this is a once in a lifetime moment for reinventing and discovering the next set of professional growth model,” said Tony D’Onofrio, chief executive officer of TD Insights. “In this new LPRC podcast series, we will explore, through science-backed research, the ‘new normal’ and how to leverage it to positively optimize the Loss Prevention function for a more prosperous digitally-evolved retail industry.”

The CrimeScience COVID-19 Series podcast, will be released every Thursday. In addition, the latest information on COVID-19 can be found at the following resources: CONTROLTEK COVID-19 Response Center, LPRC COVID-19 Resources,


Since 1976 CONTROLTEK has been a global leader in tamper-evident security packaging, helping banks, armored couriers and retailers transport cash safely and securely. The company’s expanding line of inventory protection and visibility solutions also helps retailers protect their merchandise better and run their operations more efficiently. As a second-generation family owned business, with a history of stable growth and a reputation for strong customer focus, CONTROLTEK continues to deliver on its mission every single day: to provide solutions that protect and to always deliver on their promises.

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