Most businesses are now aware that data protection and customer confidentiality are a must, and that there are consequences if they fail to maintain high levels of security. The fines, legal action and damage to brand reputation that could be faced are enough to make any company take security seriously, and despite the fact that many businesses are now going largely digital, there is still a large volume of physical data, particularly paper documentation, that needs to be stored and disposed of securely on a regular basis.
Shredding promotes data security
Shredding is absolutely central to maintaining high levels of data security and disposing of paper in a way that cannot be recovered even if it were to be intercepted on its way to be recycled. On-site and off-site shredding are two options that many companies use. On-site shredding involves shredding the documentation whilst at the premises, whilst the latter involves removing the documentation from the property before it is shredded. However, there is one type of shredding that surpasses the rest for security and that is on-site shredding.
On-site shredding is the most secure
As we’ve already mentioned, on-site shredding is the most secure way of shredding. Unlike off-site shredding, which can be intercepted whilst it is still readable, on-site shredding destroys information whilst still on the original site. This minimises the likelihood of it being compromised by third parties, and it also means that customers can witness the shredding taking place first hand if they so wish.
The most convenient option
On-site shredding doesn’t need to be inconvenient either. It can be arranged on a regular basis or as a one-off collection to meet the customers’ specific requirements, and a range of storage facilities are often available to ensure that security is maintained between collections. For example, Shred-on-Site offers a range of solutions from lockable veneered consoles which double as work surface space, to secure wheelie bins which can take the storage outside and leave more space in the workplace.
A time-saving solution
As well as the security benefits that it offers, on-site shredding also saves you a huge amount of time internally. Gone are the days of the unsuspecting employee finding his afternoons wasted shredding paper bit-by-bit and waiting in between shredding for the shredder to cool down! On-site shredding takes place in specially designed vehicles which allow a large quantity to be shredded at one time, speeding up the whole process without compromising on shredding standards. In fact, these large shredders are designed to cross-cut all documentation to the smallest pieces to make it completely unrecoverable.
Shred-on-Site offer shredding solutions to meet your exact needs, no matter how big or small, and we come to you at your convenience. We even offer a certificate of secure destruction for your peace of mind. Find out more by giving us a call today on 0800 181 4106.
Author: Mark Coombes, Follow me on Google+