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.  

New Risk Edition of Tom’s Tek Tips Launches in D&D Daily

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Mar. 25, 2020) – Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK and author of the weekly mini-column Tom’s Tek Tips, published in D&D Daily, introduces a new edition on mitigating risk.

Tom’s Tek Tips are bite-sized lessons on technology focusing on retail asset protection. Each tip is written so that it can be read in under 30 seconds. The new Tom’s Tek Tip: Risk Edition will focus on tips for mitigating physical and cybersecurity risks that many business professionals are faced with and which are heightened during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

“The column was design to provide quick insights around the challenges LP professionals face and ways to protect themselves.” said Gus Downing, publisher and editor of the D&D Daily. “Pulling from his broad experience in risk management, physical security, investigations and data analytics, Tom delivers ways to keep us armed for what’s ahead.”

“This unprecedented time has us all faced with unique business challenges, said Meehan. “I think it is important, now more than ever, we come together and care for one another. I hope these tips provide value to retail LP professionals as we prepare for and mitigate the ever changing trends in physical and cybersecurity.”

Tom’s Tek Tip: Risk Edition will be published every Tuesday in the D&D Daily beginning next Tuesday, March 31st.


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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Giving Retail CEOs What They Need the Most

Earlier this year, the Loss Prevention industry was shaken when the D&D Daily referenced the latest Whitepaper by the Calibration Group, which revealed that Stock-on-Hand (SOH) is 7 times greater than ORC. Now that the world of retail has been alerted to this new finding, what can Loss Prevention professionals do to leverage technology in a way that reduces shrink while increasing sales? Watch the below video for the answer to this provocative question. It’s time to give retail CEOs what they desire: A Loss Prevention Department engaged in every aspect of the business.

Download the Stock-on-Hand whitepaper here.

Guarding Against Losses

Security packaging aims to foil filchers who’d erode your business

With industries victimized by illegal siphoning of products from the supply chain and a resulting financial drain amounting to billions, there’s an increased urgency and importance surrounding security packaging.

CONTROLTEK, the provider of security packaging with offices in Cranford, N.J., advises that tampering, counterfeiting and substitutions, pilferage, diversion and resale, willful damage, and even shoplifting persist with a vengeance.

Much of modern packaging, an item’s outermost barrier, is designed to thwart these attempts.

Special plastics and seals are among the new materials, as are tracing and tracking devices implanted within any cargo. Another innovation is security printing.

Security printing has evolved into a range of sophisticated techniques. Some can be done with a digital or traditional press, whereas other printing is highly specialized. Moreover, certain temperature-sensitive inks can respond to a finger’s touch.

To inhibit counterfeiting, holograms and specialty labels can assure a product’s authenticity.

Inasmuch as radio frequency identification (RFID) chips are becoming more common for tracking and tracing packages, CONTROLTEK offers this kind of security tagging.

After brands become expensively developed and promoted, counterfeiting is a particular risk that has become equally expensive to deter. And methods employed in protecting a brand have mushroomed into a growth industry unto themselves.