On-Site Mobile Shredding vs. Off-Site Shredding

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Off-Site Shredding

Off-site shredding providers collect your confidential documents and load them on a truck. If you are lucky, by the end of the day, your documents end up at a warehouse where they are shredded. One of the chief problems with offsite shredding is that something could happen to your information on the way to the warehouse and you would never know. For example, if the driver forgets to lock the vehicle’s storage compartment, your documents can spill out onto the highway. This is just one risk.

Knowing whether an off-site shredding provider is destroying your information is a leap of faith. Your documents arrive at the warehouse intact. It may be days or weeks before they are shredded. In the meantime, anyone can see personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI) contained within your files. Besides exposing your customers and employees to identity theft, offsite shredding increases the risk that your business may be fined for not following state and federal privacy regulations.

On-Site Mobile Shredding

On-site mobile shredding eliminates privacy breach and non-compliance risks. A screened, professional document destruction expert visits your location in a state-of-the-art mobile shredding vehicle. They collect your documents and take them to the vehicle for on-site shredding. All the while, a live video verification system on the mobile shredding truck displays the document destruction process for the client to observe.

With an on-site mobile shredding service, your provider maintains a strict chain of custody for your information. Your documents never leave your sight. You can witness the document destruction process from start to finish. After your documents are shredded, you are given a Certificate of Destruction that proves your compliance with state and federal privacy laws.

Whether you have a one-time shredding project or need recurring destruction of your paper records, an on-site mobile shredding solution is the way to go.

Land Shark Shredding offers secure document destruction services in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and the Orlando, Florida area. To get a free quote or learn more about our mobile on-site shredding services, please contact us by phone at 270-793-0880 or complete the form on this page.

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