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Why On-site Shredding?
Why On-site Shredding?
December 16, 2016 - COPS Paper Shredding

The security in C.O.P.S.’ shredding program stems from a number of factors, including locked paper bins, trained service professionals, state-of-the-art shredding technology, and more. But at the heart of all the security measures is our on-site process. With this aspect of our service, top level security is obtained.

What is on-site shredding, and why is it important to your business?

On-site shredding is simply the practice of a shred vendor, like C.O.P.S. Paper Shredding, destroying all of YOUR documents on-site at YOUR business location. Our truck doesn’t leave the premises until EVERYTHING is thoroughly shredded and destroyed to meet security standards of our team and the National Association of Information Destruction (N.A.I.D.). Simply put, it means that we make sure everything is shredded until it can’t be salvaged by the most expert of data thieves. Pieces of important information are turned into a puzzle that can’t be solved… not by hand or computer. It’s gone for good. And after the pieces are small enough to leave no trace of data, they’re transported directly to Midwest Fiber Recycling, where everything is baled, shipped to paper mills, and turned into pulp.

We choose on-site shredding for our customers, because it eliminates a large risk factor associated with transporting intact documents before the shredding process begins. Although shred trucks are locked and secure, there would always be a slight risk that something could happen to disrupt the route and alter transport. We don’t want this scenario to happen to your documents.

Besides eliminating the risk of losing valuable data in route, what does on-site shredding do for you?

  • It meets levels of security standards that keeps your business in compliance with legal regulations concerning data security.

  • It decreases the risk of a data breach in the area of document shredding.

  • It gives your employees peace-of-mind that their confidential information doesn’t leave the place of employment until it’s destroyed. Their name, address, and social security number are not taking a ride around town.

  • It gives you more control over the shredding process. You can personally watch the documents being shredded, and collect a signed document of destruction that will provide you with proof that everything was completely shredded to your satisfaction.

  • It provides a quick and efficient means of destruction by shredding large quantities of documents in a matter of minutes.

C.O.P.S. is proud to offer these benefits and more to our customers with an on-site shredding service. If you have any questions regarding the shredding process, or to inquire about getting on-site paper shredding for your business, give us a call at (309) 452-0064 Ext.104! We’re happy to help!