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October 27, 2016

Dangers Of Office Shredders | Invest in On-Site Shredding

The Dangers of an In-Office Shredder

Shredding confidential materials is the responsible thing to do. Like many business owners, you may rely on in-house office shredders to get the job done and probably assume that it’s good enough. In reality, it’s a flawed solution that gives you a false sense of security.

When it comes to protecting confidential information from prying eyes, a more thorough and reliable solution is needed. That’s where PROSHRED® Milwaukee’s secure, on-site shredding services come in handy.

Top Dangers of In-Office Shredders

Unqualified Employees Make Mistakes – When you rely on office shredders, the shredding itself is left in the hands of employees who aren’t properly trained. Oftentimes, decisions about what to shred and what not to shred are left to people who have no business making them. Further, uninitiated employees don’t use the machines properly, which leaves sensitive information vulnerable to prying eyes. Finally, leaving this work to employees takes them away from their work, which reduces productivity.

No Certificate of Destruction – In most offices that rely on shredding machines, little or no effort is made to ensure that the chain of custody of those documents remains unbroken. When a document is destroyed, the work typically goes undocumented. This makes it impossible to confirm that confidential information was effectively destroyed as required, which can pose serious issues for businesses.

Health, Fire and Other Hazards Arise – Office shredders have limited capacities, so they typically produce big messes that employees struggle to cope with. This can lead to fire hazards and even health hazards. Such machines also require maintenance that often isn’t completed, which increases the risks even more.

Discover the PROSHRED® Milwaukee Difference

When it comes to secure shredding, you can’t beat on-site shredding services by PROSHRED® Milwaukee. We have more than 30 years of experience in the field and are ISO certified for superior quality control. We begin each service by performing a thorough security audit to determine how often your office needs service as well as how many Executive Consoles, which are containers in which employees store documents that need shredding, are needed. At the end of each secure shredding session, we issue a Certificate of Destruction.

Contact the security experts at PROSHRED® Milwaukee today to get your free on-site shredding quote today.

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