Our high security paper shredders are among the most popular items that we sell. However reading through shredder specs and numbers can be very tedious over time, especially if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. That’s why we’ve done all the dirty work for you. We’ve narrowed down our vast selection of high security shredders to give you our top 5 picks.
First, What Is A High Security Shredder?
High security shredders are the most advanced paper destruction equipment available. The National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Security Services (CSS) handle highly classified documents on a day to day basis. Since these documents are very sensitive in nature, they must be destroyed in a manner that makes recovery impossible. The only shredders that these government agencies use for their paper work are ones rated with a security of Level 6 / P-7. This security level tells us that the cross cut shred dimensions are 1/32” x 3/16” (1mm x 5mm) in size, which make the characters unreadable, and ultimately impossible to put back together. Whitaker Brothers high security shredders are NSA Evaluated and are also approved for ALL levels of classified paper destruction, including: SAP (Special Access Programs), COMSEC (Communications Secure), SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) and TS (Top Secret).
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DestroyIt 2360 SMC High Security Paper Shredder[/caption]
DestroyIt 2360 SMC High Security Paper Shredder
DestroyIt by MBM is home to some of the most reliable paper shredders on the market today. When it comes to the 2360 SMC shredder, this is no exception. The 2360 SMC gives you the highest level of security by shredding papers to 1/32 x 3/16 inches (.8 x 5 mm) small in size. These dimensions make it impossible for paper to be pieced back together. Just like many other DestroyIt Shredders, the 2360 comes with MBM’s famous Safety Protection System (SPS). This system includes a transparent safety shield over the cutting teeth to prevent non-shredable materials from being inserted into the machine. It also includes an automatic power off when the shred bag is too full, or the cabinet door is ajar. These features ensure the operator’s safety while using the machine. Energy efficiency is also important to MBM as this shredder turns off after one hour of inactivity. With a long lasting, hardened solid steel gears, and mobile on casters, the 2360 is the perfect high powered, high security shredder for your
home or office.
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DestroyIt 2603/2 SMC High Security Paper Shredder[/caption]
DestroyIt 2603/2 SMC High Security Paper Shredder
Just like the 2360 SMC, the 2603/2 by DestroyIt meets all NSA/CSS specifications and is used by many government agencies that need their top secret information destroyed. The 2603/2 is limited to paper only. Any metal or plastic including staples paperclips, credit cards or CDs will damage the cutting head. MBM. The shredder comes with an “Easy Switch” function which illuminates to display the operational status of the shredder. This informs the user if the machine is jammed, full, or operating as expected. Colored lights located above the Easy Switch control indicate sheet capacity levels during the shredding process to prevent overloading.
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Whitaker Brothers 702 SF High Security Shredder[/caption]
Whitaker Brothers 702 SF High Security Shredder
The 702 SF is Whitaker Brothers very own high security model shredder. With the highest tested throughput at 29 reams of paper with 11 sheets, this shredder is a workhorse. It comes with many other exceptional features including an energy saving mode that will put the shredder in sleep mode after an hour of non use. It also features an auto-stop which will automatically stop the shredding process if the cabinet is filled or if the shredder cabinet is opened. It also features an auto-reverse function so that you can guarantee your documents are always destroyed up to standard every time. The 702 SF destroys papers up to 0.8 x 4.5mm dimensions, with a shredding capacity of up to 20 sheets at a time. At 275 lbs., the shredder is mounted on casters for easy mobility around your home and office. This shredder is designed to heavy duty high volume use. Unlike other high security shredders, the 702 SF features an automatic sealed oiler to keep it running at peak performance without the risk of spills when moving.
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HSM's DCS 36/6 High Secuirty Combo Paper and Optical (CD & DVD) Shredder[/caption]
DCS 36/6 High Security Combo Paper and Optical Media (CD & DVD) Shredder
The DCS 36/6 is one of the most popular shredders on the market, and after hearing the specs, you’ll know why. The DCS 36/6 is an NSA approved shredder that boasts two separate slots. One for CDs, DVDs, credit cards, and ID badges and one for paper. The cutting shafts feature hardened solid steel for optimum shredding. It also comes with a JamStop Anti-Jam Technology which is designed to easily and quickly reverse out paper in the event that the machine is overloaded. At a weight of 141 lbs., this shredder comes with casters to make mobility between rooms and offices easy.
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Datastroyer 105 Hard Drive Degausser[/caption]
105 Hard Drive Degausser
While technically not a shredder, the Datastroyer 105 Hard Drive Degausser still made our list anyways. This degausser is the only NSA approved hard drive degausser that works on hard drives 4 terabytes of size or larger. This machine works by using electromagnetic pulses to ensure permanent loss of the hard drive data. This works by shocking the drive with 20,000 gauss of positive and negative energy. The result is a forensically unrecoverable hard drive. A single cycle only takes 45-60 seconds. As always, we recommend pairing your degausser with a hard drive shredder to ensure ultimate protection. At a weight of 128 lbs., and 19” H x 10” W x 26” D, this degausser is the perfect addition to your office for tabletop or floor operation.
Compare at a Glance:
||Sheet Capacity (dB)
||Shipping Weight (lbs.)
|DestroyIt 2360 SMC
||0.8 x 5.0 mm
||Up to 7 Sheets
||0.5 HP Actual / 1 HP Peak
||115 V / 60 Hz (220 Volt Available)
||28.75” H x 15 ½” W x 11 ¾” D
|DestroyIt 2603/2 SMC
||0.8 x 5.0mm
||Up to 11 Sheets
||1 HP Actual / 2 HP Peak
||115 V / 60 Hz
||36.5” H x 22.5” W x 18.5” D
|Whitaker Brothers 702 SF
||0.8 x 4.5mm
||Up to 20 Sheets
||2.5 HP Actual / 5 HP Peak
||115 V / 60 Hz (Other voltages available)
||40” H x 25.75” W 22.75” D
||1 x 5mm
||Up to 16 Sheets
||2.15 HP Actual / 4.3 HP
||115 V / 60 Hz (220V Available)
||36.9” H x 22.8” W x 21.7” D
|105 Hard Drive Degausser
||Erasure Capabilities:Disk: L-5000 Oe (longitudinal)P-5000 Oe (perpendicular) - Tape: 3000 Oe
||1” x 4.3 “x 6“
||One hard drive per cycle
||8 @ 120 V 4 @ 240 V
||120 V and 240 V
||19” H x 10” W x 26” D