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Shred Connect Review

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PROS / Shred Connect offers a one-time shredding option in addition to ongoing services.

CONS / This shredding service is only available in certain areas of Southern California.

 VERDICT / The convenience of mobile shredding services make Shred Connect a good option if you are located in its service area.

The Shred Connect is a paper shredding company that provides both a one-time document-shredding purge and the option to set up an account for ongoing shredding services. With the latter option, you receive a box to safely store documents at your home or office, and Shred Connect routinely stops by and shreds the box's contents. You can also visit a Shred Connect location and pay to have all your documents destroyed. However, these services are only available for businesses located in Southern California.

No matter your reason for choosing a paper shredding service, security and convenience are two important factors. Shred Connect is a NAID-certified company, which means it follows all state and federal regulations for proper document destruction. This also means you receive a certificate of destruction when the shredding process is complete.

The paper shredding service can come to your office or home and shred your documents as a one-time service. If you choose this option, you load the documents directly into a box that empties into the shredder in the truck. This protects the security of your documents and ensures that no one else views or handles any of them.

You can also schedule recurring shredding services for a weekly, biweekly, monthly or custom duration pickup. Shred Connect gives you a box where you can store your documents to shred between pickups. When the truck stops by to shred the papers, the documents are loaded directly into the truck and shredded. We were unable to verify the final particle size of this service’s shredded paper. This is a factor to consider if you have especially sensitive information that you need destroyed.

Along with paper and documents, this paper shredding service can destroy other data-collecting devices. It can destroy laptops, hard drives, data discs and many other products that store sensitive information.

We attempted to contact Shred Connect several times, both via telephone and through the online inquiry form. We didn't receive a response, even after leaving voice messages. This also made it difficult to determine a price range for this service.

Shred Connect doesn't perform a security risk assessment of your office to help you determine how many locked consoles you need or give you other document management ideas. It does list its largest, standard-size console as being able to hold 96 gallons of paper.

Summary

The Shred Connect paper shredding service is secure, reliable and NAID certified. This paper shredding company can also help you destroy other important information-storing products such as laptops and hard drives. If you are in Southern California, this service offers a lot of good options, though connecting with a representative may be difficult.