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Security cut types explained as so you can select the right security level for your documents.

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What level of security do I need from a shredder?

Before considering cut type, you should carefully consider what level of security you would like from a shredder. All Rexel paper shredders are categorised by their security level which is shown as a P-rating; this refers to the number of pieces a document is shredded into. The higher the P-rating the more pieces a document is shredded into and the higher the level of security it provides.

Check out our security cut types below so you can select a shredder with the correct P-Rating for your needs.

  

Protection-Rating

Shred pieces (A4 doc)

Best for

P-2

40

Basic day to day non-sensitive data

P-3

200

General day to day documents containing sensitive data such as addresses

P-4

400

Ideal for bank statements and business confidential documents

P-5

2000

Appropriate for confidential financial or personal documents and strategic papers

P-6

6000

Necessary for legal, military and financial documents containing proprietary data

P-7

12500

The top standard for government and military reports.

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P-7 Security rating
P-7 Security rating
P-7 shreds an A4 document into 12500 pieces.

The top standard for government and military reports.

P-6 Security rating
P-6 Security rating
P-6 shreds an A4 document into 6000 pieces.

Necessary for legal, military and financial documents containing proprietary data.

P-5 Security rating
P-5 Security rating
P-5 shreds an A4 document into 2000 pieces.

Appropriate for confidential personal, financial documents and strategic papers.

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P-4 Security rating
P-4 Security rating
P-4 shreds an A4 document into 400 pieces.

Ideal for bank statements and business confidential documents.

P-3 Security rating
P-3 Security rating
P-3 shreds an A4 document into 200 pieces.

General day to day documents containing sensitive data such as addresses.

P-2 Security rating
P-2 Security rating
P-2 shreds an A4 document into 40 pieces.

Basic day to day non-sensitive data.

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