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Your business’s security is a top priority at the office and should be a top priority for your remote workforce as they print documents from home.

As many businesses have increased remote workforces, it’s important to make sure they have the proper security measures in place for their home printing. Remote workforces are now printing important and sensitive documents from home. Genesis has made it easy for businesses to provide their remote workforces with paper shredders in order to ensure while working remotely that their sensitive business information stays secure.

Select from three high security shredder options that will keep sensitive information secure at home.

Don’t let your remote workforce just recycle or throwaway sensitive business documents in their personal trash without securely shredding them prior. Genesis has carefully selected these three shredder options that work best for proper disposal of sensitive documents.

3 Easy Steps To Understanding Shredder Types Before You Choose

There are many different types of paper shredders out there. We want you to be satisfied with the shredder that you choose. Below we have provided 3 easy steps on how to select the right shredder for your security needs. We’ve selected these 3 shredders based on how we understand your remote workforce needs in protecting your sensitive information.

Step 1: Choosing A Type

Strip-cut Shredders

Strip-cut shredders are ideal shredders for personal and small office document disposal.

  • Shred more paper at a time
  • Faster shredding speed
  • Lower maintenance
  • Less expensive

Cross-cut Shredders

Best for offices and departments where medium security standards are in practice.

  • Greater security
  • Reduces shredded bulk
  • (About 80% more than strip-cut)

High Security Shredders

Most secure shredders that can shred sensitive documents into dust.

  • Super Micro-Cut (SMC)
  • DOD/NSA approved
  • Overheating Protection
  • Energy Saving Mode

Step 2: Feed Opening Width

The feed opening is the part of the shredder where the paper enters. The width varies and increases as model numbers increase which ranges from 8 inches to 18 inches.

There are several reasons why this is important:

  • You must choose the shredder width based on the size of the documents you will be shredding. (The standard paper size is 8.5 x 11, easily fits in any of the shredders we’ve selected for you.
  • If you plan to shred continuous form documents wider than 12 inches. It is best to focus on High Volume Shredders that offer a 16 inch feed opening which will allow you to shred continuously without constant watch.
  • Continuous forms will constantly jam if you have a smaller feed opening.

Based on what size documents you will be shredding, choose the model with the appropriate feed opening. If you will be only shredding standard size paper you can consider the smaller models but you will have to take into account the power of the shredder (output) which is Step 3.

Step 3: Output/Speed

  • The output is measured in pounds per hour and is an indication of the speed and power of the shredder. You need to know what kind of power you want to work with.
  • Many times purchasing a bigger more powerful shredder pays off depending on your volume. If you are doing very little shredding the low models will be sucient.

Genesis Is Your Ultimate Home Office Partner.

We’ve made it easy for you to quickly find the shredder that is right for your remote workforce.

HSM of America HSM Shredstar X8 Cross Cut Shredder

HSM of America HSM Shredstar X8 Cross Cut Shredder

Part #: HSM1044W

Price: $99.99


The epitome of function meets affordability, shredstar X8 Cross-Cut Shredder delivers professional data protection in the workplace. Simple-to-use features come in a convenient design. It is ideal for personal/home office use. This convenient, office document shredder with cross-cut and separate CD cutting unit reliably shreds files and CDs/DVDs. It powers through 8 sheets of paper, creating 446 cross-cut/confetti-cut particles per page and dropping them in a 4.8 gallon bin. Shredder is also equipped with anti-jam technology, LED indicator to show operating status and light barrier for automatic start/stop. Quiet operation minimizes noises in your office area.
  • Separate CD/DVD cutting unit with own waste container for sorted disposal
  • Anti-Jam technology for efficient shredding
  • LED indicator shows operating status
  • Quiet operation minimizes noise development
  • Automatic detection and shutdown if the waste container is full
  • Light barrier for automatic start/stop
Application/Usage: Home, Office
Capacity: 4.8 gal
Shred Type: Cross Cut
Sheet Shred Capacity: 8 pages per pass
Intake Width: 8.66"
Cutting Speed: 99.2 ft/min
Shredder Material: Paper, staples and paper clips, credit card, CD/DVD

Data Sheet
HSM of America HSM Shredstar X12 Cross-Cut Shredder

HSM of America HSM Shredstar X12 Cross-Cut Shredder

Part #: HSM1059

Price: $219.99


The HSM Shredstar X12 Level P-4 Cross-Cut Shredder can shred up to 12 sheets of 20lb document into 5/31” x 1 7/16“ cross-cut particles. This paper shredder has a 9” throat opening, 6.1 gallon shred bin volume and has a separate CD cutting unit with own waste container for sorted disposal. It is equipped with anti-jam technology to easily and quickly reverse out paper in the event the machine is overloaded. The Shredstar X12 is featured with LED indicator that shows the device’s operating status: Power, Overload, Overheat, Bin Full, Door Open. This shredder can also shred paper clips, credit cards and CD/DVDs. This HSM Shredstar X12 P-4 Cross-Cut Shredder is backed by a lifetime warranty on its cutting cylinder.
  • Separate CD/DVD cutting unit with own waste container for sorted disposal
  • Anti-Jam technology for efficient shredding
  • LED indicator shows operating status
  • Quiet operation minimizes noise development
  • Automatic detection and shutdown if the waste container is full
  • Light barrier for automatic start/stop
Application/Usage: Home, Office
Capacity: 6.08 gal
Shred Type: Cross Cut
Sheet Shred Capacity: 12 pages per pass
Intake Width: 9.06"
Cutting Speed: 8.86 ft/min
Shredder Material: Paper, staples and paper clips, credit card, CD/DVD

Data Sheet
HSM of America HSM Shredstar X17 Cross-Cut Shredder

HSM of America HSM Shredstar X17 Cross-Cut Shredder

Part #: HSM1030W

Price: $319.99


This HSM Shredstar X17 Level P-4 Cross-Cut Shredder can shred up to 17 sheets of 20lb document into 5/32" x 1 7/16" cross-cut particles. This paper shredder has a 9" throat opening, 6.9 gallon shred bin volume and has a separate CD cutting unit with own waste container for sorted disposal. It is equipped with anti-jam technology to easily and quickly reverse out paper in the event the machine is overloaded. The Shredstar X17 is featured with LED indicator that shows the device’s operating status: Power, Overload, Overheat, Bin Full, Door Open. This shredder can also shred paper clips, credit cards and CD/DVDs. This HSM Shredstar X17 Level P-4 Cross-Cut Shredder is backed by a lifetime warranty on its cutting cylinder.
  • Separate CD/DVD cutting unit with own waste container for sorted disposal
  • Anti-Jam technology for efficient shredding
  • LED indicator shows operating status
  • Quiet operation minimizes noise development
  • Automatic detection and shutdown if the waste container is full
  • Light barrier for automatic start/stop
Application/Usage: Home, Office
Capacity: 6.9 gal
Shred Type: Cross Cut
Sheet Shred Capacity: 17 pages per pass
Intake Width: 9.06"
Cutting Speed: 106.29 ft/min
Shredder Material: Paper, staples and paper clips, credit card, CD/DVD

Data Sheet

Need help finding the right home print solutions for your remote workforce?

Contact a Genesis home print solutions expert at 800.669.8504 or email us at remote@genesistechnologies.com

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