Our Shredder security levels range from low to high risk, depending on the type of security you are looking for.
With the introduction of the POPI Act. It is necessary for all institutions to conduct themselves in a responsible manner when processing, storing and collecting and sharing another entity's personal information by holding them accountable should they abuse or compromise your personal information in any way.
Choosing a Shredder
When choosing a shredder, it is important to look at the following criteria:
Certain shredders can handle more than just paper; for example, diskettes, compact discs, cardboard or credit cards can also be shredded
Size: Most shredders can only handle paper up to legal size.
Quality: The quality of the paper shredder and warranty is important. How long will it hold up in the long term and is the motor strong?
Security: Most shredders are referred to as straight cut. This can protect information from casual perusal, though it is often not enough for the privacy concerns of a business. Documents that are cut into uniform strips may be reassembled given enough effort and time.
Volume: It needs to be estimated how many sheets needs to be shredded per day and how many sheets the shredder should be able to handle at a time.
- Low Security: Strip Cut: Suitable for home use.
- Medium Security: Cross cut which falls withing a 3.9mm x 50mm shredding range. This is very small and difficult to piece back together.
- High Security: Cross cut pattern which falls within a 1.9mm x 15mm shredding range. This is one of the smallest cutting patterns used by non-government / military organizations.