Cambridge Document Storage

Document Storage

Managing office space and paper files in and around Cambridge can be both expensive and time-consuming. However, there's a smarter solution to this problem. The IPC Group offers secure document storage services that not only save money for businesses in Cambridge but also ensure efficient management of critical information.

By opting for The IPC Group's document storage services, Cambridge businesses can significantly reduce their operational costs. Instead of allocating valuable office space for file storage, companies can rely on IPC's fully-customised and secure document storage facilities. This cost-effective approach allows businesses to utilise their office space more efficiently, leading to potential cost savings in the long run.

Document Retrieval

Quick and easy access to stored documents is crucial for the smooth functioning of businesses. The IPC Group offers multiple retrieval options to ensure convenience for their clients. Companies in and around Cambridge can choose to have files retrieved and delivered by courier, collect the documents themselves, or opt for the scan on demand service, where documents are scanned and sent electronically.

When it comes to document storage, security is of the utmost importance. Our storage facility in Cambridge is equipped with state-of-the-art security measures, including alarms and humidity control. These precautions safeguard business-critical information from potential risks like fire, flood, and theft. Moreover, this level of security also helps Cambridge businesses comply with Business Continuity requirements, ensuring uninterrupted operations even during unforeseen circumstances.

When documents are stored with IPC, a detailed database is maintained, recording dates of entry and managing scheduled destruction dates. This system ensures that documents are retained only for the required period, promoting efficient record-keeping and compliance with data protection regulations.

Confidential Shredding Service

Cambridge businesses can trust IPC to handle the disposal of sensitive information responsibly. After shredding, certificates of secure destruction are issued, providing further assurance that the documents are irretrievable.

Document Scanning Service

With The IPC Group's Document Scanning Service, businesses in Cambridge can bid farewell to the stacks of paper cluttering their office space. Our expert team employs advanced scanning technology to convert physical documents into high-quality digital files. This seamless transition to digital documentation ensures easy access, quick retrieval, and enhanced collaboration among team members.

If you are looking for Document Storage Cambridge, please click here for a fast quote or call us on 08081 45 46 47.

Other Physical Document Storage FAQs

What sort of boxes do we need to use for storage?

Boxes should be of sufficient construction for stacking on pallets and should not contain material that weighs more than 20kg for each box. IPC can advise clients on suitable boxes if required. IPC retain the right to reject boxes delivered to the IPC  facility if overweight or of poor construction.

All boxes must be marked by number by client (min 2 box ends) in order for tidy stacking and data base entry. Numbering / colour coding can be used as required by client.

Last update on 25/05/2021 by IPC.

Where are boxes stored?

For over 20 years IPC has had a separate document storage warehouse facility based near Kings Ripton, Huntingdon, which is CCTV monitored, secure and alarmed, with intruder fire / smoke detection. Boxes are rack mounted on pallets.

Last update on 24/10/2023 by IPC.

How do we handle the secure storage of documents?

We can arrange collection in bulk or in smaller quantities, of properly constituted boxes or client can arrange for delivery themselves.

Firstly, as boxes are stored in tiered racking in our document storage facility, clients need to use relevant box size and construction to retain integrity especially over a long storage period, before filling with files (paper weighs a lot!). At IPC we can provide advice on the correct specification and even arrange for the purchase of agreed specification the boxes themselves if required.

Next all paper -based boxes should be labelled with the minimum requirements being the marking of box ends with the same relevant box number. A list of boxes to be collected for document archive storage should also be emailed in advance, to act as a check list on delivery.

Once received, we check the boxes in and they are entered on our database, as to bay location. We also confirm receipt and notification of any boxes that don’t meet agreed storage standards.
With our new warehouse system, clients will have web access to check locations and request retrievals themselves (normal business hours Mon – Fri) via our storage portal. The storage portal also has features to set notes and review dates against boxes, also full audit history is logged against each box so the client can see historic box information and the ability to download box lists for audit purposes, making managing your storage as easy as possible.

Last update on 07/11/2023 by Fifty21 Admin.

How quickly can boxes be returned from storage?

Options include standard 48 hr turnaround from client retrieval request, to an emergency 24 hour service. IPC can have boxes delivered via our secure courier service or clients can elect to collect requested boxes from IPC head office.

Last update on 25/05/2021 by IPC.

Do you provide a retrieval and scan option?

Yes, retrieval of individual sets of paperwork (non urgent) from stored boxes will be undertaken, based on client instruction as to the individual file information box (es)location. Charges will be for box retrieval plus time to locate paperwork and email to a nominated recipient, based on IPC’s Bureau day rate current at the time.

Last update on 25/05/2021 by IPC.

Is there a minimum contract period?

Yes, the minimum contract period for storage is two years.

Last update on 24/10/2023 by IPC.

Do you provide a confidential shredding service for records that are beyond their required storage lifespan?

Yes. Assuming client can provide accurate information i.e, advance notice of destruction dates for stored boxes. We will then add this information to our database and schedule these for confidential on-site shredding; however, we will always send a destruction order for client to sign off, at least 1 month before the scheduled destruction date. Costs for the service are based on weight, which will be quoted for at the time.

Last update on 24/10/2023 by Fifty21 Admin.