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Tom Meehan to Deliver Keynote at 2021 GROC Conference on The Link Between ORC and Human Trafficking

ATLANTA, GA. (Sept. 9, 2021)Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK and leading expert in cybersecurity and organized retail crime, will join Noel Thomas, chief executive officer of Zero Trafficking, to deliver the keynote on the link between organized retail crime (ORC) and human trafficking, at the Georgia Retailers Organized Crime Alliance (GROC) Virtual Summit, on September 16, 2021.

“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.”

In this session, retailers can expect to gain a better understanding of how human trafficking and ORC are connected, how to spot potential indicators, and what to do when faced with this activity to help in the fight against ORC and human trafficking. “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.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit the GROC website.

 

CONTROLTEK Unveils New RF EAS System for Retailers

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Sept. 7, 2021) – CONTROLTEK, a leader in the retail loss prevention technology space, has added a new RF system to its CT360 line of agnostic EAS solutions. CONTROLTEK’s new RF system, SRF, offers high-performing tag detection in a sleek yet durable design.

“After the overwhelming response we received from retailers seeing positive results with our SAM-AM systems, we saw the opportunity to also support retailers who use RF technology,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK. “With SRF, we focused on high-quality from the inside out. Beginning with high-performing software that can be customized to meet a retailer’s unique asset protection needs, including the option to upgrade to RFID to future-proof their operations, to the hardware that creates a streamlined aesthetic that will stand the test of time in a fast-paced retail environment.”

“We understand the budget challenges in retail, with many retailers resorting to repurposed solutions. It was important to us that we develop a solution that not only performs well, but one that can be delivered at a scalable cost,” said Rubin Press, vice president of global sales at CONTROLTEK. “We are proud that we can support retailers with an outstanding solution that aligns with their budget and long-term business goals and is backed with the added assurance of a warranty that is best in the industry. This allows retailers peace of mind and freedom to focus on what is most important to them, serving their customers.”

More information about SRF can be obtained from the company’s website. To learn more about SRF and CONTROLTEK’s other retail loss prevention solutions, contact a CONTROLTEK sales representative at sales@controltekusa.com.

CONTROLTEK Launches CT360 an Agnostic Solutions Offering for Retailers

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Aug. 31, 2021)CONTROLTEK, a leading provider of cutting-edge retail loss prevention solutions, is expanding its product offering with the new CT360, a line of superior, scalable, and technology-agnostic solutions to accommodate all retailers.

“Collaborating with many different retail clients has given us a lot of insight into what solutions they truly need to combat their evolving challenges and what they are looking for in their solutions provider.” said Rubin Press, vice president of global sales at CONTROLTEK. “While it is our priority to solve today’s challenges, we want to prepare retailers for their future, and with CT360 they can be confident they are investing in solutions that will continue to evolve with them.”

“This new product line is very exciting from a technology perspective and I cannot wait to unveil these innovative solutions over the next four weeks.” said Tom Meehan, CFI, CONTROLTEK’s chief strategy officer and chief information security officer. “We understand that particular technologies are fit for certain challenges, so CT360 is an expansion of our agnostic approach to asset protection to allow us to find the right solutions to address our clients’ challenges.”

“This initiative isn’t just about providing innovative and proven solutions, CT360 encompasses our commitment and dedication to our customers,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK. “We pride ourselves on delivering our solutions First Time Right™ and success to us is measured by cultivating and maintaining an ongoing partnership with our clients through delivery, service and support.”

For the next four weeks, CONTROLTEK will unveil a new solution every week, including EAS and RFID technologies. More information about CT360 and CONTROLTEK’s expanded solutions offering for retailers is available on the company’s website.

CONTROLTEK Teams Up with rapitag to Enable Retail 4.0

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Aug. 17, 2021)CONTROLTEK, a global leader in retail loss prevention and security solutions, has partnered with rapitag, a worldwide technology provider of the world’s first patented anti-theft IoT solution for secure mobile self-checkout. As the exclusive provider of rapitag solutions in North America, CONTROLTEK is committed to supporting retail’s digital transformation by deploying smart security solutions and providing unparalleled service for retailers.

“At rapitag, we bring one-click buying to the retail floor with a smart and secure way for contactless mobile self-checkout,” said Alexander Schneider, founder and CEO at rapitag. “The rapitag device automatically unlocks after an item has been purchased, allowing customers to simply choose the items they want, ring them up at self-checkout or from their mobile device, pay, then leave with their purchases, without the need for a detacher or further store associate assistance.”

“Now more than ever retailers are evaluating how they can reduce costs and protect their bottom line. The rapitag technology not only keeps merchandise secure, but its features reduce time spent by store associates at checkout and ensures the right stock on hand so retailers don’t miss out on a sale,” said Rubin Press, vice president of global sales at CONTROLTEK. “By adding rapitag technology to our offering, we can help retailers take their loss prevention even further and prepare their business for the future.”

“We are excited to support retailers in their physical stores’ digital transformation by providing a comprehensive solution that also protects their profitability and brand,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK. “The rapitag solution automates retail loss prevention, enables seamless self-checkout and helps retailers unlock a fully omnichannel shopping experience for their customers while equipping them to make data-driven decisions to optimize their retail operations.”

To learn more about rapitag’s cutting-edge technology, visit our website.

CONTROLTEK and Currency Research’s Podcast The Cash News Launches May 6

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (May 5, 2021)CONTROLTEK, a leading provider of tamper-evident cash security packaging, in partnership with Currency Research, the leading global resource for central banks, their suppliers, and the related supply chain for currency and payment systems., announces the launch of The Cash News, a podcast for experts and leaders in the currency industry about the latest news about currency, cash and issues affecting the world of cash today.

Hosted by Tom Meehan, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK, and Shaun Ferrari, global cash product director at Currency Research, this biweekly podcast will feature special guests and bring the latest information on trends, strategies and technology to support better cash security and management from the perspectives of experts in various fields.

“We designed The Cash News to be the go-to resource for anyone in the currency industry, no matter what stage they’re at in learning about cash,” said Meehan. “This podcast is a great way for professionals that work with cash to discover updated information, best practices and resources that will help them move the industry forward.” Meehan is a leading expert in all things loss prevention, cybersecurity and information technology and often partners with cash experts and other industry associations to educate retailers and other business about improving their cash management.

“At Currency Research, we pride ourselves in being the leading global resource for central banks, their suppliers and the related supply chain for currency and payment systems,” said Ferrari. “The Cash News is the latest step in Currency Research’s mission to keep currency professionals informed on the latest trends and challenges facing the cash industry.” Ferrari has chaired and managed some of Currency Research’s biggest events, like the upcoming world’s first hybrid currency event, the 2022 Banknote & Currency Conference.  Prior to joining Currency Research, Ferrari led Currency Issuance and Operations for the Federal Reserve.

The first episode of The Cash News will be available on May 7, 2021. To listen to the podcast, visit Podbean and Soundcloud. To stay up to date with the latest news in the cash world, visit The Cash News or follow The Cash News on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Cybersecurity Expert Tom Meehan, CFI on CTO Confessions Podcast

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – April 15, 2020Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK, a leader in loss prevention and security solutions, was a recent guest on the podcast CTO Confessions, hosted by TC Gills of IT Labs. 

“In these modern times, the digital world has many doors and windows, and through our inventiveness, we create new domains of attack and subsequent security needs,” said Gills. “In this episode of CTO Confessions, Tom and I discussed his growth as an industry thought leader and the ongoing battle to get on the winning edge of security without thinking you’ve worked it out.” 

“I highly encourage people in tech and cybersecurity to constantly challenge themselves to learn more, no matter their level of expertise,” said Meehan. “With so many new advancements in technology, like the Internet of Things and greater connectivity, there can be a bigger surface area of digital risk. As we continue to invest in technology solutions, we need to consider how that affects our level of risk and adapt both our physical and cybersecurity strategies accordingly.” 

This episode of CTO Confessions is available on Soundcloud. Past episodes of CTO Confessions are available on the IT Labs website.