Your Shredding and Destruction Options and How They Benefit Your Business

February 1, 2017

"Explore your Options" text in front of a slightly blurred image of a business personEvery business needs a privacy protection solution. To an increasing extent, criminals are taking advantage of organizations across a wide spectrum of industries with negligent information disposal practices. Here, we summarize your shredding and destruction options and how each benefits your business.

Onsite vs. Offsite

There are two types of shredding services: onsite shredding and offsite shredding. With onsite shredding, your documents are destroyed at your business with a mobile document destruction vehicle. If you are required to witness the destruction process, then onsite shredding is your best option. However, if you don’t have that requirement, offsite shredding offers your business a cost-effective privacy protection solution. Your documents are collected from your business and transported to a shredding plant in a GPS-tracked vehicle for secure destruction. Both shredding methods offer a Certificate of Destruction after the process is complete.

Scheduled or One-Time Shredding 

When choosing a document shredding service for your business, the decision about when your documents are destroyed is just as important as where they’re destroyed. For example, if you run a paper intensive organization, you may need confidential documents shredded more frequently. A scheduled shredding service ensures documents and files are collected and shredded on a recurring basis. Depending on your needs, service can be scheduled daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

If your document shredding requirements are less frequent, a one-time shredding service may be a better fit for you. On an as-needed basis, your documents are professionally destroyed. Both scheduled and one-time shredding lets you take advantage of free shredding collection containers provided by your shredding partner. The containers offer a secure repository for your sensitive files until they are shredded.

Hard Drive and Product Destruction 

In today’s compliance driven environment, it is also wise to have a destruction solution for your non-paper information. A hard drive destruction service eliminates the possibility that the data on obsolete IT devices could be compromised. Similarly, a product destruction service prevents out of date products from falling into the wrong hands. With the right provider, both of these services can be used in conjunction with a paper shredding service for a comprehensive information protection solution. 

The NAID Difference

Whether you choose scheduled or one-time shredding, on-site or off-site destruction, look for a provider who is National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) AAA Certified. NAID is the oldest recognized source for security and ethics standards in the document destruction industry. For a provider to earn AAA Certification it must agree to ongoing, unscheduled audits from third party security professionals. The following areas are examined and assessed during audits:

  • Personnel background screening practices
  • Equipment safety and facility security
  • Chain of custody procedures
  • Insurance requirements

Working with a NAID AAA Certified shredding provider means you gain unrivaled privacy protection for your information.

As you can see, when it comes to ensuring privacy protection and minimizing risk exposure, these shredding and destruction services can benefit your business.

Corporate Records Management offers NAID AAA Certified shredding and destruction services for businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. For more information, please contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.

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