One of the biggest challenges facing companies today as we continue to fight against this pandemic, is the adjustment of employees working remotely. One thing that may be overlooked as companies rush to ensure operations can continue with remote workers is information security. Offices that handle confidential information have certain requirements when it comes to how documents need to be destroyed with high security shredders. At the highest level you have the requirements set by the NSA when it comes to document destruction. Paper must be shredded to 1 mm x5mm or less.
Now security officers are faced with the dilemma of an employee who is working outside of the office needing to destroy confidential information, but does not have access to a NSA approved paper shredder to destroy certain documents. This is an issue no company wants to face, but luckily can be easily solved.
High security paper shredders are grouped in 3 simple categories, high, medium and low volume. So when it comes to finding the best shredder for a home office you should focus on the low volume options.
Low volume high security shredders all have similar features. They all shred a low number of sheets at a time. Most of these machines are NSA tested at 2-4 sheets per pass. Now this would not be ideal for a larger office but perfect for a home solution. Since these machines are smaller in size you would also have a smaller bin capacity. However they do not take up much room and can even fit under a desk.
The most important thing when it comes to any high security shredder is keeping it well maintained. This is especially important for shredder in a home environment where the user might not be use to maintaining a shredder. The great thing is the maintenance on a low volume shredder is very simple. The most important thing is making sure the shredder is oiled after every use. This can be done manually or with an automatic oiler that does come with certain low volume models. To manually oil the shredder you just squeeze oil across the cutting head using one of our pint bottles. It only takes a few seconds and will ensure the machine works well.
Whitaker Brothers is an industry leader in selling high security shredders. Since we offer several different low volume models with different price points and features, the best way to ensure we provide you the best machine for your situation is to contact us online or give us a call on 800-243-9226 and one of our specialist will work with you.