Document shredding is an essential service that virtually every business requires. Federal regulations such as HIPAA, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the Gramm Leach Bliley Act stipulate that organizations must safeguard certain types of protected information to ensure that it is not accessible to those who would misuse it. When a breach happens and data falls into the wrong hands, the result is usually identity theft or fraud and these types of crimes cost businesses and individuals billions of dollars each year in monetary and other types of losses.
Any company who handles financial or health information must make arrangements to store it securely and ensure it is safely destroyed when the time is appropriate. This requires document destruction and destroying other forms of data storage such as electronic media.
How Document Shredding and Destruction Works
Document shredding destroys printed records by finely cutting each sheet of paper into small pieces that are impossible to reconstruct. While some small companies choose to do their own paper shredding, most seek the services of a professional shredding services company which usually proves to be more cost effective. Armstrong Archives’ professional document shredding service is performed at our warehouse in a secure location under video surveillance. Shredded paper is collected and then safely recycled in accordance with safe, environmentally sound practices.
We also offer the secure and confidential destruction and recycling of your electronic and magnetic data storage devices such as internal computer drives, tapes, portable hard drives, USB drives, disks, etc. Our Dallas hard drive destruction services ensure that data on old and outdated computers and storage devices are not stolen and misused.
Business and Commercial Document Shredding
Most organizations that handle sensitive data find they need a large volume data shredding. This includes financial services companies, banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, CPA firms, title companies, insurance companies, and government entities among others. Our commercial Dallas document shredding service is a perfect solution for these types of enterprises.
When you use Armstrong Archives’ shredding services, we place secure, locked document storage containers at your location. Employees add documents for destruction to the containers whenever needed. Our driver will pick up the container at regular intervals, leaving another in its place, and take it back to our warehouse for secure, complete paper shredding.
Companies with a large volume of files may want to use our secure destruction bins. These are perfect for high traffic, high volume areas such as copy/print rooms. Organizations with lower volume may prefer our destruction consoles. These are locked cabinets that collect paperwork to be shredded in an internal bag. Our driver will come remove the bag inside the console on a regular schedule and take your files to be safely shredded at our warehouse, leaving an empty bag for you to fill up again. You can have as many bins or consoles as needed.
We even have a solution for your employees working from home. The Defender is a secure collection container that is perfect for work-from-home document destruction needs. It is small enough to fit at a home workstation, but locked and completely secure. Our pick up and shredding drop off service works just the same for this single workstation solution.
Whichever you choose, bin, console or single workstation collection, we can set up any pick up schedule you desire: daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly. Or if you prefer, you can skip the scheduling and just call us at 972-646-2065 when you need a pick up. And you can always call us between visits if you need us.