AP9 Privacy Matters Offers Important Things to Know When Shopping for a Paper Shredder

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AP9 Privacy Matters, by Adaptive Marketing LLC, says paper shredders are valuable safeguards for every home office.

Searching for the best paper shredder requires more than just a simple visit to the local office supply store. Adaptive Marketing LLC’s membership discount program AP9 PrivacyMatters reports that consumers should consider a few important factors that will help determine an appropriate model to prevent identity theft.

AP9 Privacy Matters members enjoy peace of mind and safeguards on their publicly-used information and personal assets. Every time members use their benefits that help prevent identity theft, they save money. AP9 Privacy Matters members have access to discounts on credit monitoring, identity theft insurance, and legal and financial services. And saving money on these products and services is as easy as logging on to DealPass.com -- the gateway to Adaptive Marketing LLC membership programs.

AP9 PrivacyMatters suggests considering these features before buying a paper shredder for your home or office:

-- It’s all in the cut. Not all paper shredders cut paper the same way. Strip-cut shredders cut paper in vertical strips, while crosscut shredders produce a confetti-like effect. If the need for security is high, or if sensitive or confidential documents are destroyed regularly, the crosscut shredder may be more appropriate.

-- How much is too much? Paper shredder models vary in capacity. That is, some shredders can destroy only a few sheets of paper at a time, while others can handle dozens of pages. When shopping, think about the volume of paper that will be shredded on a regular basis; this will ensure a longer lifespan for the shredder’s motor. Smaller models can rest over a kitchen trashcan, while larger free-standing models include their own disposal containers.

-- Paper and plastic. Many high-capacity paper shredders can also destroy credit cards, CDs, staples and more. This is an important factor to consider, as identity theft affects more than just bank statements, healthcare documents and other hardcopy information.

-- Cut safely. Various features and functions are available and include conveniences such as auto shut-off, reverse feed and child-safe locking mechanisms. Figuring out who and how many people use the shredder on a regular basis may help determine what model is most appropriate for your home office.

-- Shred on the spot. Both size and need will determine the type of shredder that’s right for the job. Capacity largely affects the size of the shredder. As that feature increases, so will the size of the shredder. Size will therefore be a factor in deciding which location in the home is most convenient. You may want one that can fit under a desk for daily use; if you’ll use it only occasionally, you can find models that can be stored in a closet. Some manufacturers offer uniquely shaped models for easier storage.

With AP9 Privacy Matters, members can save on easy storage for and quick access to their important personal information, credit monitoring services, and computer protection programs. Members can conveniently access these priceless benefits, check their credit rating and protect their identities 24 hours a day by logging on to DealPass. Take the proper steps in safeguarding against the ever-increasing threat of identity theft, advises AP9 Privacy Matters.

About AP9 PrivacyMatters

AP9 Privacy Matters is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs, such as AP9 Privacy Matters.

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