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Safe & Secure Electronic Destruction

Electronic Destruction

E-Waste and digital storage systems represent a huge risk to businesses and organizations regardless of their industry. If you store sensitive records, whether they are customers’ or employees’ personal details, financial data, or medical records, you are at risk when disposing of electronic devices and storage mediums. Electronic destruction is the answer.

The risk of data loss or theft increases with the growing capacity of digital storage devices. And increasingly small storage devices, such as flash drives, servers, or hard drives, easy to lose, steal, or conceal. The impact of data breaches and the legal ramifications of a data leak aren’t worth the risk. Handling confidential information securely is critical with electronic destruction services.

While information on your devices may have been encrypted at the time, these encryption techniques may no longer be fit-for-purpose. Data that was once considered secure can become vulnerable overnight.

Insurance details and medical records are just two examples of documents that are typically retained for many years. When the time to destroy the data arrives, the encryption techniques used to create them may be obsolete. This means that a failure to destroy and dispose of these devices could lead to confidential information being exposed.

Wiped data can often be recovered in whole or in part, even when the storage device has had deep formatting or has been degaussed. The only sure and 100% safe solution for destroying electronic documents securely is to destroy the medium physically. Shredding devices such as DVDs, flash drives, and hard drives is referred to as electronic destruction.

Electronic Shredding

IntelliShred provides the solution to electronic destruction through our e-waste destruction and recycling services. We either perform a regular, scheduled shredding service or a one-off purge to accommodate a clear-out or annual destruction of old files and data. In either case, we make it easy for you. We will come to your site and collect your old electronic products for secure transport in locked containers back to our state-of-the-art shredding and waste facility.

We can shred and destroy any common storage medium including, hard drives, CDs/DVDs, floppy disks, and flash drives. The remaining equipment is then sorted and prepared for recycling.

Specialist shredding equipment is required to dispose of hard drives given their metal construction. Only a professional disposal company such as IntelliShred is likely to have this equipment, so make sure to choose a company with the right equipment. Note that smashing a hard drive is impressive and may render it temporarily unusable, but this does not destroy the contents. Only trust a specialist electronic destruction company to destroy your digital documents.

Once we have shredded drives down to their component materials, recycling can begin. We do not start the ethical process of recycling materials until the device contents have been 100% destroyed. Our systems and processes are AAA compliant with the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). From office floor or warehouse to final recycling, your information will be kept secure until it is rendered unrecoverable.

Recycling and Disposal of Electronic Equipment

Electronic equipment tends to have little residual value, but it will include some valuable materials and metals. Some of it is toxic if handled incorrectly or improperly, so it needs to be carefully sorted and recycled. An added benefit of using our professional electronic destruction services is that we take care of all this properly and safely.

You might be pleased to hear that our electronic destruction service extends to cell phones. These devices can contain a lot of sensitive information regarding employees or clients. Don’t rely on resetting a phone and throwing it away. Our professional electronic destruction will get the job done, leaving no room for error.

Thankfully, the environmental impact of e-waste is well known now. To minimize this impact, we dispose of e-waste carefully and recycle what we can once we’ve destroyed the sensitive data. IntelliShred has the systems and equipment to do this day in day out. And we’ll provide you with a certificate of destruction to prove that your data has been destroyed properly and to keep your business’s reputation intact.

As part of our NAID AAA Certification, IntelliShred only sends waste to certified partners. These partners comply with regulations and the law, avoiding landfill and environmental damage. Our e-waste pick up services help to minimize environmental impact while securing your sensitive and confidential data.

Get in touch today to find out how IntelliShred’s electronic destruction services can help keep your business secure.

Medical Shredding Services

Medical records are among the most confidential and personal records kept by any organization. Their secure disposal is critical to comply with the law and protect the reputation of patients, companies, and service providers. Our medical shredding services can keep you on the right side of the law and keep you in business.

Both paper and digital records need to be destroyed carefully and securely. With IntelliShred’s medical shredding services, you can be confident that our systems comply with regulations and laws for secure destruction.

The health services industry is one of IntelliShred’s main markets. We have the experience and expertise to take care of your paper documents, e-waste, x-rays, and other confidential material.

Paper documents and secure document destruction

There are good reasons why the medical services industry often uses paper records. Despite incentive payments from federal government and an explosion of competing digital record systems, around half of doctors surgeries and more than half of hospitals in the US still use paper systems.

Progress toward electronic systems for long-term record keeping is gathering pace and has some clear advantages. Most notably, perhaps, these are where services are integrated with medical facilities, pharmacies, and insurance companies.

When it comes to day-to-day record keeping, charts, x-rays, and forms, however, paper still has advantages over electronic devices and short information digital storage. Most obviously, there is the cost of setting up and maintaining digital systems. A paper system is cheaper to create. And the reliability, convenience, and simplicity offered by paper make it the most common and convenient method of day-to-day record keeping in the medical industry.

This two-stream system of day-to-day paper charts and forms that are digitized when archived and longer-term digital storage looks like it here to stay for the time being. Our medical shredding services include secure destruction of both paper and digital records.

Document Destruction: How IntelliShred Can Help

IntelliShred is AAA certified with the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). This assures you of our ability to destroy all documents to 100% unrecoverable using the highest industry standards.

We shred and destroy paper documents, notebooks (including the covers and binders), folders, X-rays, Microfilm and Micro-fiche and a whole lot more. Contact us with your requirements and one of our representatives will be happy to help.

If you are digitizing your patient records and need to destroy paper documents, IntelliShred has you covered. Our mass document destruction services can handle huge quantities of documents quickly. You won’t even need to remove bindings or take them out of cardboard folders or boxes. Our state-of-the-art shredding trucks can handle spiral bound documents and folders before recycling the waste.

For day-to-day record destruction, our regular document destruction service provides you with the ideal solution. We offer security containers for your facility at no cost so that your employees can dispose of papers and products. Then we come to your office at regular, scheduled intervals with one of our shredding trucks. We empty the containers and shred them at your location.

With both services, you can view the entire process on the TV monitor incorporated into our truck. When we’re done, we’ll print you a usage receipt that lets you know how full your containers were.

Digital document destruction

E-Waste and digital storage systems represent an even greater risk to information security than paper files. Vast numbers of records can be stored on tiny devices that are easy to lose or steal (such as flash drives) or on older servers with outdated encryption techniques. If it’s not destroyed correctly, a hard drive with thousands of company files could result in the theft of confidential information.

If you have computers or servers that have reached the end of their life, or flash drives, Cds/DVDs, or hard drives that need to be destroyed, IntelliShred can help. Even if data is encrypted, the method of encryption may now be out of date, and easy to crack. The only sure-fire way of destroying the data is to destroy the medium physically. Unwanted storage devices containing confidential data and information should be destroyed outright.

Once we destroy the data, we can recycle the other components commonly found in e-waste, such as monitors, printers, servers, keyboards, and additional electronic devices.

Get in touch today to see how IntelliShred’s medical shredding services can help your organization run more smoothly and securely.