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CONTROLTEK’s New CMatch AI Health for Temperature Detection, Occupancy Verification and Mask Compliance

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (May. 7, 2020) – CONTROLTEK a leader in retail asset protection and security solutions, releases a new Health Compliance module of the CMatch AI computer vision platform providing non-contact preventative screening in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and increased concern for health safety.

“Powered by cutting edge, deep learning technology, the CMatch AI applications are extremely versatile allowing for features to be adjusted to adapt with new challenges,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, CONTROTLEK’s chief strategy officer and chief information security officer.  “The module offers temperature detection, mask compliance, and occupancy verification. We were able to adjust the platform’s thermal feature, originally programmed for early indication of fire, to screen and detect elevated body temperature. Additionally, the mask compliance feature designed to identify a person entering a facility with a mask as a robbery threat, has been adapted to detect a face mask for health compliance.”

Additional features include occupancy verification using facial recognition technology for unique customer counts and access control integration using temperature, mask compliance, or facial recognition as a proxy to precisely verify whether an individual is safe to enter a facility.

“This automation platform eliminates the need for human interaction to verify compliance supporting health safety, reducing labor costs, and providing real-time information,” said Rubin Press, the vice president of global sales at CONTROLTEK. “CMatch AI will help retailers reopen stores safely and streamline compliance with new COVID19 policies, while remaining adaptable for what changes may come with the future.”

The CMatch AI Health Compliance platform is scalable with the ability to operate as a standalone plug-and-play device or as a cloud solution to save information for enterprise-level monitoring. CONTROLTEK’s First Time Right™ systems deployment and professional services simplifies implementation for quick deployment.

For more information about CMatch AI Health Compliance module and CMatch AI computer vision platform, along with downloadable data sheets, visit the CONTROLTEK website.

CONTROLTEK Launches Computer Vision Platform for Facial Recognition and Health Compliance Monitoring

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Apr, 23, 2020)CONTROLTEK a leader in retail asset protection and security solutions, announces the release of new enterprise computer vision platform, CMatch AI. Powered by cutting edge, deep learning technology, CMatch AI delivers real-time, precise, reliable, and secure biometric applications critical for solving challenges unique to a wide range of industries including retail and financial institutions.

CMatch AI is truly a computer vision platform that harnesses the power of video to help retailers and banks identify threats in real time. The platform delivers a variety of applications for facial recognition, health compliance, access control, occupancy verification and behavior analytics,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, CONTROTLEK’s chief strategy officer and chief information security officer. “CMatch AI’s impressive technology exceeds facial recognition performance, accuracy, security standards and flexibility for modifications to help combat the changing times. This has been a long-term project and we’re excited to officially launch it to our industry partners.”

“The CMatch AI technology applications are versatile to help with a variety of challenges businesses are faced with especially with the current climate and focus to keep customers and employees healthy and safe,” said Rubin Press, the vice president of global sales at CONTROLTEK. “The CMatch AI Health Compliance System addresses health safety concerns with the use of state-of-the art sensor technology to allow for non-contact preventative screenings. A variety of applications including thermographic fever scanning, mask compliance detection and highly accurate and definitive counts for occupancy verification, precisely verify whether an individual is safe to enter a facility.”

“We’ve been helping our customers solve their unique business challenges for over 40 years,” said CONTROLTEK CEO, Rod Diplock. “Expanding our solutions offering to include a computer vision platform is another way to add value for our customers and to help them address threats and safety concerns.”

More information about CMatch AI and the health compliance module, along with downloadable data sheets, can be found at CONTROLTEK’s website.

Industry Veterans Team Up to Discuss the Rapidly Changing Environment and ‘New Normal’ Related to COVID-19

BRIDGEWATER, 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, TonyDonofrio.com.

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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
Kim Scott
Director of Marketing
(908) 603-0066
Kim.Scott@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK Launches COVID-19 Response Center

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Apr, 9, 2020)CONTROLTEK a leader in retail asset protection and tamper-evident packaging launches a COVID-19 Response Center with information and resources for retail and financial institution partners to stay abreast of the latest regarding the Coronavirus situation.

“Now more than ever, the power of community, trust and quality information is so important,” said CONTROLTEK CEO, Rod Diplock. “As a business owner navigating this extreme situation, the most valuable resources have been shared to me by peers and business professionals. I want to do whatever I can to pass that along to our industry partners and customers to help them during this challenging time.”

“Our focus is always finding ways to support our clients with the challenges loss prevention and asset protection professionals face in their work,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer. “We believe it is our responsibility to look after each other, especially during this complex time. We are all in this together.”

The CONTROLTEK COVID-19 Response Center offers news updates, articles pertinent for LP professionals, cybersecurity technology tips, available business essentials and PPE equipment and helpful tools from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit the CONTROLTEK COVID-19 Response Center, to learn more.

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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
Kim Scott
Director of Marketing
(908) 603-0066
Kim.Scott@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK Delivers Essential Business and PPE Supplies

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Apr, 9, 2020)CONTROLTEK  a leader in retail asset protection and tamper-evident packaging provides essential security, operational and personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to retail, banking and logistical customers amidst COVID-19.

CONTROLTEK has been a supplier of business-critical supplies like tamper-evident tape, labels, seals, and packaging to transport everything from cash, important documents, medication and biohazard materials for over a decade. The current COVID-19 crisis has heightened the demand and inquiries from customers as businesses look for security solutions to protect their assets during this unprecedented time.

“As we all adapt to the new norm that is presented by Coronavirus, we are seeing businesses implement enhanced security precautions to protect their products in transit and ensure uninterrupted delivery for their customers” said Rubin Press, vice president of global sales. “We want to inform our retail partners that we have these business essentials if needed, to help combat rapidly evolving challenges.”

“We understand that an even higher priority than asset protection is the health and safety of employees and customers,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer. “We have leveraged our diverse supply chain to access critical personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hand sanitizer, face masks and face shields to have them available for our retail partners.”

For more information contact your CONTROLTEK representative at 888.808.6970 or sales@controltekusa.com. A variety of security supplies and personal protective equipment can also be conveniently purchased online at the CONTROLTEK store.

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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
Kim Scott
Director of Marketing
(908) 603-0066
Kim.Scott@controltekusa.com

Detect cash bag tampering with CONTROLTEK TripLOK bags.

What Types of Tampering Cash Bags Detect & How Tampering is Detected

Tamper-evident cash bags are specifically designed to protect the integrity of the bag’s contents and alert you if someone has attempted to take anything from the bag. Unlike traditional zipper money bags, locking security bags or canvas bank bags, today’s tamper-evident bags have many security features to indicate if a bag has been opened or compromised in any way, either by a thief of opportunity or a professional.

freezing detection on plastic cash bag

Freezing Attempt Detection

Experienced thieves know that drastic changes in temperature can break a basic tamper-evident seal on a plastic cash bag without damaging the bag. They typically use a can of compressed air to apply freezing cold air directly to the seal. However, modern tamper-evident cash bags are designed with this weakness in mind. In these tamper-evident bags, the freezing temperature of the compressed air activates security ink that reveals a high-visibility message to signal a tampering attempt.

heating detection on plastic cash bagHeating Attempt Detection

Similar technology can also detect if a thief tampers with the plastic cash bag using heat. Along with freezing detection, today’s tamper-evident bags often feature security ink that will activate when it detects heat being applied to the bag, revealing a red ink line or a high-visibility message to indicate that heat was used to open the bag.

water and saliva detection on plastic cash bagWater and Saliva Detection

Using water or even saliva is another common method for thieves to try to defeat a tamper-evident seal. Thieves who have internal access to the cash security bags, such as employees at a bank or cash-in-transit company, will often use their own saliva to weaken the seal of a plastic cash bag, preventing it from closing properly. A tamper-evident cash bag often has a security feature that uses water- and saliva-soluble inks to detect the use of fluids to tamper with the cash bag’s seal. The bag’s seal features a tamper-evident message printed with the special ink, and fluid will smear the ink.

security border and microprinting on plastic cash bagSecurity Border and Microprinting

A common security feature in tamper-evident cash bags is the use of microprinting along a security border. This feature uses a printed design along the borders of a bag, which can be cut open with a razorblade and resealed. With the microprinting security feature, you can easily tell if a bag was cut open and sealed back up because it is impossible to line up the tiny pattern of a microprinted security border after cutting it apart.

small openings prevention on plastic cash bagSmall Openings Prevention

Plastic cash bags are typically sealed with a small flap with an adhesive that sticks to the bag to keep it closed. However, employees who want to save time and space for their organization will often fold the adhesive flap further down on a cash bag, unintentionally leaving an opening at the top of a cash bag, which can allow a thief to reach into the opening and take cash from the bag. A triple-seal closure — as seen in our TripLOK bag, the most widely used tamper-evident cash bag in the industry — makes it virtually impossible to leave a small opening in the bag that can be later exploited.