Coronavirus Update: A Message From CONTROLTEK

At CONTROLTEK, the health and well-being of our employees, customers and partners are our top priorities. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak and we are taking necessary actions to manage our response to this pandemic. Our comprehensive Business Continuity and Health Emergency Event plans ensure safety of our employees and consistent service for our customers in emergency situations.

Following is a brief update on the steps we’re taking to do our part in minimizing the current outbreak and to balance the safety of our employees and commitment to our customers.

  • We’re staying up to date with the information provided by both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and following guidance from federal, state and local agencies.
  • Employees from our offices are fully equipped to work remotely with little to no reduction in maintaining business as usual.
  • We are closely monitoring the potential impact on our supply chain and manufacturing capabilities. We are in constant communication with our partners and we are working diligently to avoid disruptions.
  • Our distribution centers have implemented precautionary procedures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and have commercial sanitization and disinfecting service providers on standby in case of emergency.
  • We’re taking comprehensive reviews, at all levels of our company, to monitor and proactively address any concerns and to retain our focus on customers.

As with any potential disruption, we will provide prompt notice of any impact to our operations and facilities. We are confident in our preparedness to provide a consistent experience within expectation during this rapidly changing situation.

If you have any questions, please contact a CONTROLTEK representative at support@controltekusa.com.

Best Regards,

Team CONTROLTEK

CONTROLTEK’s RFID Veteran Rubin Press Publishes Educational Article Series

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Jan. 23, 2020)Rubin Press, vice president of global sales at CONTROLTEK, has published the first part of a series of articles about RFID technology. In his articles, Press uses his technical expertise, developed from years of experience partnering with retailers to implement the technology to improve their operations, to explain how RFID technology works and the endless potential for retail and other industries.

“Rubin has a great understanding of the many possibilities of RFID technology, not just from a sales standpoint but as an innovator,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK. “Since he has returned to CONTROLTEK, we have met with many clients to learn about their challenges and collaborate with them to come up with new approaches to their problems.”

“RFID is no longer the future, it is the present,” said Press. “From the many benefits in asset protection and inventory management to improving merchandise availability and providing a more seamless customer experience, the technology has endless potential for solutions for loss prevention and other industries. RFID technology is a scalable, omnichannel tool that can help professionals across multiple industries combat their ever-changing environments while meeting and exceeding customer expectations.”

The first article in Press’s series “What is RFID and How Does RFID Work?” has been published and can be found on the CONTROLTEK company blog.

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About CONTROLTEK
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.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK at Americas Cash Cycle Seminar: Supporting the Future of Cash Logistics and Cryptocurrency Education

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Nov. 7, 2019)CONTROLTEK, a leader in the cash security industry, is sponsoring the Americas Cash Cycle Seminar, the annual North American conference presented by Currency Research, in Boston from Nov. 12 to 15.

“Our mission has always been to support the cash security industry and to educate our colleagues in advancements in technology and best practices,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK. “With the rapid growth of cryptocurrency and the evolution of cash tracking, we are more committed than ever to helping industry professionals with a steady transition to the future of currency.”

Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK, will also be featured on the expert panel “Cryptocurrency… The New Cash?” to discuss how digital and traditional currencies can work together.

“Cryptocurrency can seem overwhelming from a technology standpoint,” said Meehan. “Like any new technology or trend, banks and merchants must be balanced in their adoption thought process to both serve the customer and protect themselves from unnecessary risks.”

The Cash Cycle Seminar offers insights and strategies to streamline processes, learn valuable solutions and best practices, network with cash industry peers and more. It is attended by representatives of central banks, commercial banks, cash management companies and technology partners. The expert panel “Cryptocurrency… The New Cash?” will be on Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To see the full agenda and register for the conference, visit the Americas Cash Cycle Seminar website.

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About CONTROLTEK
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 our promises.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK Publishes Cryptocurrency Miniseries with Loss Prevention Magazine

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Oct. 31, 2019)CONTROLTEK, an industry leader in cash logistics and retail asset protection, has published a series of articles about cryptocurrency in collaboration with Loss Prevention Magazine.

“With over 40 years of experience in asset protection, we are experts in everything about currency,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK. “We focus on educating industry professionals about protecting money and changing their LP and AP with the evolution of technology.”

“With cryptocurrency’s growing popularity, it is important for retailers to learn how it works and how a completely digital currency could impact their business,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, the retail technology editor at Loss Prevention Magazine. “This series of articles explains everything from how cryptocurrency works exactly and what retailers should consider when adding cryptocurrency as a payment method in their stores.”

“We can see banks dealing with increased challenges in identity theft and fraud, all directly related to the digital evolution of banking and retail,” said Jack Trlica, managing editor at Loss Prevention Magazine. “Understanding cryptocurrency is the next step for asset protection professionals to evolve with the growing currency landscape so they can meet customers’ needs and protect themselves from fraud and malicious actors.”

The articles, written by Nathalie Schrans, content strategist and social media manager at CONTROLTEK, have been published on Loss Prevention Magazine’s website.

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About CONTROLTEK
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 our promises.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

Rubin Press Joins CONTROLTEK as Vice President of Global Sales

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (October 24, 2019)CONTROLTEK, a leader in retail product protection, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rubin Press as Vice President of Global Sales. In this role, Press will be responsible for CONTROLTEK’s sales organization focused on growing strategic customer accounts and partner relationships.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rubin back to the CONTROLTEK team,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK. “His highly collaborative sales approach, proven history of delivering results and expertise in RFID technology is invaluable to our mission to provide the latest asset protection solutions to our customers.”

“I approach client solutions from both a technical and business perspective, leveraging my experience to keep clients on the cutting edge,” said Press. “I am looking forward to returning, and I am ready to hit the ground running leading the sales team and taking CONTROLTEK to the next level.”

Press brings over two decades of experience in sales in the technology and loss prevention industries to his new position at CONTROLTEK. Previously, Press served as Vice President of Sales at Velaspan, a professional services organization that specializes in wireless network design and consulting services.

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About CONTROLTEK
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 our promises.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK Attending 7th Annual SCTA Conference

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Oct. 3, 2019)CONTROLTEK, a leader in the cash logistics and security industry, will be attending the Secure Cash & Transport Association’s (SCTA) seventh annual conference from Oct. 9 to 11 in Chicago. CONTROLTEK is also sponsoring the event.

“At CONTROLTEK, we work closely with industry leaders in banking, cash-in-transit, security and cybersecurity, many of whom will be attending the SCTA Conference,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK. “We are looking forward to connecting with our colleagues in the cash logistics industry and bringing our 40-plus years of experience to the conference.”

“With this year’s theme being ‘Global Impact,’ we are excited to share our strategies to keep up with the ever-expanding globalization in the cash industry,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK. “Our presence at the show will bring a lot of educational value for attendees who are looking to combine traditional methods of cash security with new technologies.”

The 2019 SCTA Conference brings professionals and thought leaders together to review key trends and issues impacting the safety, security and overall success of the cash industry. The SCTA is a nonprofit group representing professionals in ATM servicing, cash handling and processing, transportation and safekeeping of cash and coin throughout North America.

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About CONTROLTEK
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 our promises.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK’s Tom Meehan to Speak about Dark Web Investigations at SLPA Training Day 2019

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Sept. 26, 2019)CONTROLTEK’s Tom Meehan, CFI, a nationally recognized expert on cybersecurity and shrink reduction, will be speaking about dark web investigations, organized retail crime (ORC) and cybercrime at SLPA Training Day, hosted by the Security and Loss Prevention Association of Western Massachusetts, on Sept. 26 in Springfield, Mass.

“Tom is an expert in all things tech and retail asset protection,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer of CONTROLTEK. “He has combined this expertise with his years of experience in conducting investigations to teach loss prevention professionals how to use today’s technology to fight against the classic problem of retail shrinkage.”

The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT at the Big Y Corporate Office.

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About CONTROLTEK
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 our promises.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK at LPRC IMPACT: Releasing New EAS Tag for Boxed Merchandise

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Sept. 26, 2019)CONTROLTEK will be attending LPRC IMPACT from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. LPRC IMPACT is a two-day event designed to help participants better understand how they can use research approaches to help reduce crime and loss and increase sales. CONTROLTEK will also be demonstrating their newest tag designed to protect boxed merchandise, the SurfaceTag, at their conference booth.

“We are looking forward to connecting with retailers, researchers and solution providers at IMPACT,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK. “The LPRC’s evidence-based research approach to loss prevention provides invaluable resources for industry professionals to learn how to better fight theft, fraud and violence.”

“The SurfaceTag is our latest solution for retailers to protect boxed merchandise while eliminating product lockdown,” said Stefanie Hoover, CFI, strategic account executive at CONTROLTEK. “The benefit of the SurfaceTag is its multiple ways of attaching to any box’s surface, which means the tag does not interfere with the customer experience or take up too much shelf space.”

CONTROLTEK will be attending LPRC IMPACT as a Research Supporter sponsor. More information about the SurfaceTag can be obtained from CONTROLTEK’s website.

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About CONTROLTEK
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 our promises.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK’s Tom Meehan Joins International Supply Chain Protection Organization Board

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Aug. 29, 2019) – Tom Meehan from CONTROLTEK has joined the Board of Directors for the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO), a nonprofit professional organization that connects members from across a wide array of sectors to promote, educate and advocate supply chain security and protection.

“I’m very excited to be part of a group that focuses on trends in the supply chain,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK. “I am eager to be part of the deeper conversation around the evolution of retail and e-commerce and continue to help innovate in the loss prevention industry for the betterment of the supply chain.”

“The ISCPO is excited to have Tom Meehan join our Board of Directors with his expertise in loss prevention and technology,” said Byron Smith, chairman of the ISCPO. “The members and the supply chain security industry will benefit from Tom’s knowledge.”

For more information about the ISCPO and its Board of Directors, visit their website.

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About CONTROLTEK
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 our promises.

About the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO)
The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is a non-profit professional organization that connects members from across a wide array of sectors—from manufacturing, retail/wholesale/eCommerce, and distribution to risk management, law enforcement/legal, and logistics. The organization was created in 2014 to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK is North American Distributor for Nordic ID’s RFID Retail and Logistics Solutions

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Aug. 22, 2019)Nordic ID and CONTROLTEK have joined forces in North America. CONTROLTEK is the lead distributor of Nordic ID products in the U.S. and Canadian markets and collaborates with Nordic ID Inc. and the Nordic ID Headquarters located in Finland.

“At CONTROLTEK, our goal is to provide solutions to our clients which help them keep up with a variety of challenges faced in the changing age of retail,” said Steve Sell, vice president of global sales and marketing at CONTROLTEK. “We see RFID as a versatile technology with many applications for retailers, including LP. Thanks to our partnership with Nordic ID we help our clients take meaningful steps to the future”

“We are very delighted to have CONTROLTEK as a distributing partner in the U.S. market as we are increasing our RFID visibility and product offering continuously in the United States,” said Paul Murdock, Corporate Development and President of Nordic ID Inc. “Together we can better serve our joint resellers and customers. Furthermore, Nordic ID can be sure that with the help of CONTROLTEK’s experience in the retail market, Nordic ID will strengthen its position as a provider of innovative RFID products and solutions in retail and logistics RFID business in North America.”

For more information about Nordic ID and their products, visit their website.

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About CONTROLTEK
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 our promises.

About NORDIC ID
Nordic ID is a full service PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions company aimed at becoming the go-to partner for businesses that struggle with managing their flow of items. Our passion for enabling customers to manage their routine operations with ease, speed and efficiency, inspired us to develop all-in-one solutions that help companies to optimize the flow and count of goods. With our full line of RFID tracking devices and a customizable, adaptable cloud platform we simplify once tedious routine tasks and enable total process transparency. Nordic ID is listed on Nasdaq First North. www.nordicid.com

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com