IDEAL quality shredders, Made in Germany
The IDEAL document shredders are a quality "Made in Germany" product. The entire range of document shredders displays innovative design, incredible reliability and boast a long service life. They are easy and extremely safe to operate too. This is proven by our certified quality management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. The IDEAL paper shredders have a long service life, with every detail considered in the design, making them intuitive to operate. Special design elements like, for example, the safety protection system or the Easy Switch, set industry standards for operational security and ergonomics. We created the lifetime guarantee for the IDEAL document shredder's hardened, solid steel cutting blades, based on over 65 years of experience, high-quality materials and meticulous machining, which increases your sense of security. This is extended to include our promise to keep delivering replacement parts for all "Made in Balingen" professional shredders, for at least 15 years after we have stopped production of a device. The perfect quality promise for you.
Sustainability and conservation of resources is also very important in the design of IDEAL document shredders. Our certified environment and energy management systems, in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 and 50001:2011, prove that the environment is very important to us. IDEAL document shredders are the first to be certified with the Blue Angel ecolabel for energy efficiency and environmentally friendly practices.
Internal or external destruction or data storage media?
To effectively prevent data protection incidents, you require a water-tight organisation system, which includes all the departments in your authority, administration or company. This means that one personal document shredder is not enough: You require a combination of multiple professional shredders, strategically located, centrally and around the office, to ensure optimum security.
This also raises the question of whether to use an external data storage media destruction service, or keep things in-house? At first glance, contracting an external service provider to dispose of data storage media might be appealing, as aspects such as tied-up capital, responsibility and effort can be outsourced. However, if you consider and calculate the costs more thoroughly, it is often the case that the financial expense for the service provider and the rental costs for the removal container are significantly higher than acquiring your own document shredder. However, you should never delegate the responsibility for disposing of old data and information storage media.
According to law, anyone who records information is responsible for the protection of such data for as long as it is retained. This also included the disposal of said data, in such a way that is appropriate to data protection law and that makes further access to the data impossible. This means that outsourcing data storage media disposal is only advisable for unusually large quantities, otherwise, purchasing your own document shredder is highly recommended for regular quantities. By disposing of data storage media internally, you also avoid the risks associated with storing data in between collection times for long periods, and you can always check that the data is being destroyed in a lawfully appropriate manner.
New ISO / IEC 21964 (DIN 66399)
The ISO IEC 21964 is new, but its content is not. It is familiar content from the national standard DIN 66399, which is already in place. The ISO/IEC 21964 standardises the demands for destruction of confidential data on an international level.The ISO IEC 21964 is new, but its content is not. It is familiar content from the national standard DIN 66399, which is already in place. The ISO/IEC 21964 standardises the demands for destruction of confidential data on an international level.