Security is the most common reason people use paper shredders. The purpose of shredding documents is to ensure that sensitive information does not fall into the wrong hands. Mobile shredding solutions are a rather large security risk when you consider that intact documents are leaving the doors of your building in the hands of strangers.
Bringing shredding in-house is the most secure and economical solution. Ensure that your documents are properly destroyed because it only takes one mistake to break the bank. Shredders are rated in many ways, the size of their trimmings, cleanliness of operation, reliability and also in the variety of materials that can be shredded. Some shredders can handle CD's, 3-ring binders and even hard drives! Specialty shredders are typically heavier duty and have a great emphasis on safety.
Shredding at the source is the essential security measure. The F.B.I. estimates that U.S. businesses lose tens of billions of dollars every year due to theft of company data. All the electronic security measures in the world are useless if you're throwing out confidential hard copies and disks by the truckload. Putting your trust in an outside company's document disposal, you effectively relinquish control of the program. In addition, the costs associated with shredding services are at astronomical levels and are not going to decrease. The surest and most economical way to protect your company from data identity theft is to shred sensitive documents in-house.