Fast Fingerprinting – No Appointment Necessary!

Save time with our fast fingerprinting services!  Do you need to get fingerprinted for a background check or security clearance at a new job?  Whatever the reason – Absolute Investigative, Fingerprinting and Security Services is the place to go!

We understand that our clients have busy schedules, so we work hard to ensure having your fingerprints taken is as quick and easy as it can be.  No one wants to spend hours waiting for 5 minutes of fingerprints and forms, and we make sure they don’t have to.

We use the latest in digital fingerprinting software and technology, to make sure we are getting the most accurate information we can.  Also, since we use a Live Scan digital fingerprinting process, your hands stay clean and ink free the entire time!

Want to call to make an appointment?  You don’t have to, because there are no appointments necessary, just make sure you stop by during our designated fingerprinting hours of operation.  If you need to get your fingerprints done, you can just walk in to any of our Fingerprinting locations in Towson, Bel Air, or Berlin and you will be in and out!

What is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

Livescan fingerprintingFingerprinting has been one of, if not the most, widely accept method of verifying someone’s identity for years.  Usually, you would press your fingers one by one onto an ink pad, then press them again, one by one, onto a sheet of paper.  This would leave an ink imprint of each of your unique fingerprints, which would then be sealed in an envelope and sent off to a database that contains “official” fingerprints.  It would then be compared to your fingerprints on file to verify that you are, in fact, who you claim to be.  This process could usually take anywhere from 1 week to 1 month (sometimes longer depending on the work-ethics of the employees taking, handling, and verifying the fingerprints).

We are currently living in a time where technology is always advancing.  We read our books, check our mail, do our shopping, and even take classes digitally on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, and frankly, we think these ink and paper fingerprints are outdated!  This is where Live Scan comes into play.

Live Scan is a digital, “inkless” fingerprinting process that allows your fingerprints to be taken digitally and immediately sent electronically and compared to the database where your official fingerprints are stored (whether that be to the FBI, Department of Justice, or other agency authorized to view and check them).  The obvious advantages to this are that there is no meed to dirty your fingers with black ink, no need to waste paper, and it cuts the verification time down significantly because it is sent to the database instantly over the internet.  Most Live Scan fingerprinting results come back within 24-72 hours.

It also reduces the chance for error (whether it be human or mechanical) that the ink fingerprinting process had.  The fingerprinting professional could make a mistake during the process, the person being fingerprinted could have incorrectly followed instruction, or the person checking the fingerprints could have done something wrong, let’s not forget, they’re only human!

Almost all of the fingerprinting agencies, law enforcement groups, and government departments associated with fingerprinting have switched to the Live Scan method.  It is more trustworthy, and cost-efficient in most cases.  If you, personally, are in need of fingerprinting, and want to check this Live Scan out for yourself, check out our Fingerprinting Services.

Security Guard vs. Security Officer : Is There a Difference?

Do you know the difference between a security guard vs. a security officer? Most people think that a security guard and security officer are two words for the same thing. Completely untrue, they are very different occupations. Both of them do share the same objective in their work, and that is to keep something secure, or protect it. However, the pay, responsibility, requirements, and experience may vastly differ.

Security Guards

A security guard, unlike officers, are the lower ranking of the two. Usually, a security guard would work under a security officer, and would not be required to have as much experience in the field as an officer. They may only have to pass entry level fitness and IQ tests, and typically get paid less than an officer. Also, a security guard is usually positioned at one location to stand guard, report suspicious activity, and provide information to customers or visitors at places like museums, stores, outdoor events, and much more.

Security Officers

Security officers most commonly give orders to or manage a group of security guards, and generally oversee their operations. They also train security guards sometimes, since they usually have more experience in the field. While they enjoy a higher pay scale, they are also given more responsibility and are required to have more experience than a guard. Also, unlike a security guard, an officer is more mobile, and isn’t usually “stationed” at one location. He or she may travel to all the different places their guards are positioned at to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Both a security officer and a guard are important jobs and should be given to trusted, licensed, professional applicants. If your business has inadequate security then people who get harmed due to this have to right to go to a firm like Hardison & Cochran for legal help. This is why security is important at your business. If you’d like to learn more about security guards or officers, or need to enlist some security professionals, check out our security guard services.

3 Signs of Infidelity: How to Tell if Your Spouse is Cheating

spouse is cheatingDo you believe your spouse is cheating? It can be a confusing time for you if you suspect your spouse of cheating, but the important thing to remember is to keep calm and level headed. It may be worth using CheaterBuster to help add weight to your suspicions. Obviously, your significant other is probably not going to be honest if you question them about your suspicions, so you may have to do some detective work for yourself. We handle a large number of infidelity and adultery investigations, so we know what the top warning signs are.

  • Change in Behavior at Home

If you notice your wife or husband acting strangely or different than he or she normally does around the house this may be something to look into. Their normal dress, hygiene, schedule, and even diet may change if they are trying to impress someone besides you. Or maybe they’re being extra secretive about the use of their phone or computer – and not just because they’ve been on sites like and forgot to clear their web history. Now, this doesn’t mean that if your husband or wife starts using new toothpaste they are cheating, it’s usually more drastic changes that are of concern.

  • Distance in Your Relationship

Distancing themselves from your relationship may be the most common sign that your spouse is cheating. Spending less time with you, sharing less information, constant arguing and disagreeing may all be signs you have an unfaithful spouse. If your significant other has met someone else, they may feel like they are losing some of the feelings they have for you, and you might be able to tell, even if they aren’t saying it. Which leads us to our next sign :

  • They Might Tell You About Their New “Friend”

It is not uncommon for a cheating husband or wife to tell their spouse about their affair, usually unintentionally. Since families generally share how their day was with each other, a cheating spouse may tell their partner about a new “friend” they met, or have been hanging out with. They think since their husband or wife already knows that they are spending time with this new person, that they can’t possibly be accused of having an affair because they told you about it! They may use statements like “We’re just friends”, even if they haven’t been asked about their relationship with this new “friend”, and it usually means there’s more there than just a simple friendship.

If you suspect your husband, wife, fiance, girlfriend, or boyfriend of cheating, and you aren’t sure, you may want to pay closer attention to their habits and how they interact with you. Your safety is paramount, so if you need some assistance, we offer cheating spouse investigation services. Call us today for a consultation.

Some Safety Tips If You Are Shopping This Holiday Season


The Holiday Season is here and time to think about safety.  The malls, shopping centers, and toy stores are the busiest they will be all year.  This also means that the amount of robberies and crimes that occur around these places increases with their business.  Parking lot robberies happen in malls and parking garages more than anywhere else, so it is important to be informed of what to do in case you are involved in one.  Here are some safety tips if you plan on doing some Holiday shopping this year :

1.) Bring a friend!  If you don’t have a husband or wife, try to find a friend of yours who also needs to get some shopping done, and ask them to accompany you.  This way you don’t have to walk to your car alone when you are leaving with all of the presents you just bought for your friends and family.  There’s safety in numbers!

2.) Wallets are replaceable!  If you do encounter a criminal in the parking lot or garage, and they ask for your wallet or your shopping bags, give it to them!  Even if you think you are bigger or can overpower the robber, there’s no telling what he could resort to.  Also, when you do give this person whatever they are asking for, do not hand it to them.  Toss it away from you so that you have time to run to your car when he or she is going for that, chances are they’re more interested in that than you.

3.) Take Escalators/Elevators, No Stairwells!  You should always take the elevator or escalator instead of stairwells.  While it is a better workout, walking up and down the stairs, they are horrible places to be alone in, and a lot of crimes take place in them, especially at night.

4.) Pay attention!  When you are walking back to your car, be vigilant.  Look at your car, if there is anyone sitting in any of the cars parked near your car, be aware of them.  Always look under your car to make sure there is no one under it as well.  It is always better to be safe than sorry.

5.) Don’t hang around!  When you do get back to your car, leave.  Some people have a tendancy to sit in their car for a little and maybe check what they got or  balance their checkbook, but it’s a bad idea.  This is the perfect opportunity for someone to get in your car and cause trouble for you.

We hope these safety tips help you out during this Holiday Season.