Data protection and customer confidentiality are a key concern for many customers, especially with large scale cases being made public news. The consequences of data breaches and insufficient protection measures can be catastrophic to businesses, whose brand can be damaged, customer trust broken, not to mention legal action and financial penalties. Shredding is a large part of ensuring that this high level of security is maintained, but what different types of shredding are there and which is the best for your business?
Which is the most secure option?
Shredding in itself increases security and reduces the risk of private documents being intercepted by third parties, but some methods are more secure than others. Off-site shredding, where documents are taken whole to a dedicated shredding site, runs the risk of the vehicle being broken into and documents taken or read by unauthorised personnel. Should this happen, there is a chance that these documents and the information found could be used for fraud, or other crimes. On-site shredding offers a more secure alternative, which means that documents are shredded at the site of your business before they are transported, to eliminate this risk.
Ultimate convenience for shredding
Security is not the only difference between on-site and off-site shredding. On-site shredding actually provides a more convenient option for businesses, since their shredding can be collected actually from the site where they are, and offered at a time that is suitable for them – as a one-off collection or regular visit. With professional on-site shredding experts like Shred-on-Site, there are options for secure storage between collections, all of which are lockable and prevent unauthorised access before the documentation can be collected.
On-site shredding saves time
On-site shredding also saves time for business’ shredding needs, since the only time employees need to take is putting documents into the secure storage receptacle. In-house resources are not wasted spending time shredding, but what’s more is that for the shredding to take place, representatives from the company will simply collect your shredding and then take it outside to specialised mobile shredding vehicles to be shredding right there and then, before you’re presented with a secure shredding certificate.
Shred-on-Site are on-site shredding professionals, who can cater to the requirements of a range of businesses across all sectors. Find out more by getting in touch on 0800 181 4106 today.
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