New Location in Bel Air, MD!

Absolute Investigative, Fingerprinting and Security Services – Bel Air.In case our visitors didn’t know, we recently opened a second Absolute office at a separate location, in Bel Air, MD.  You can find the address, contact information, a map, and directions on our

In case our visitors didn’t know, we recently opened a second Absolute office at a separate location, in Bel Air, MD.  You can find the address, contact information, a map, and directions on our contact page.

Our headquarters in Towson is still very much up and running, and you can visit either location for any of our investigation, security, or fingerprinting services.  Now you don’t have to drive all the way to Towson if you live in or around the Bel Air area in Maryland!  Our hours of operation for the Bel Air location are as follows :

  • Monday : 9:30A.M. – 4:30P.M.
  • Wednesday : 9:30A.M. – 4:30P.M.
  • Friday : 9:30A.M. – 4:30P.M.

Be sure to stop by if you need fingerprinting, security services, or private investigation!

Private Investigation: Then & Now

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Sherlock Holmes, the most well known private detective of all time.

Sherlock Holmes, the most well-known private eye in show business. Usually, the first thing people think of when they hear “Private Investigator.”  He made and still makes it look cool to be a private eye.  For those who don’t know, a private investigator is someone who offers investigative services to people, businesses or organizations.  Usually, whoever wants to take advantage these services has some uncertainty or something “fishy” that they want to have investigated, and the private investigator does this for a fee.  You may have heard these investigators referred to as private eyes, private detectives, investigators, agents, spies, and sometimes P.I.’s, all of which are acceptable.

Then:

Private investigation has been an age-old occupation in America and began in the 1850’s.  Alan Pinkerton, a historical figure in this industry, was the very first private investigator in the United States.  He got his start simply by being a good Samaritan and informing local police of a group of counterfeiters nearby.  He was deputized for his act of valor, and from there decided to become a full-time police officer.  After working in the field for some time, Pinkerton noticed an increase in crime in Chicago and took it upon himself to do something about it.  He opened the nation’s first private investigation firm – Pinkerton National Detective Agency – and his services were very popular.  His firm was used by citizens, businesses, and even the U.S. Government.  Pinkerton’s company was his legacy and is still around as a subsidiary of global security group: Securitas.

Now:

Private investigation is still a very widely used service in the U.S. today.  Private detectives are used in criminal and civil cases all the time, like child custody, alimony and divorce court cases.  One of the most popular reasons to hire one today is to investigate adultery.  Unfortunately, cheating spouses are a very common topic in the private investigation field, and one of the most lucrative. On a business level, private investigators are sometimes hired by potential investors to make sure the investment group they’re about to give money to isn’t a pyramid scheme, and everything is legitimate.

So, even though every private investigator isn’t as witty and slick as Sherlock Holmes, it is still an important industry, and one of the ones that helped shape our country.

Do I Need a Bodyguard? – Reasons for Executive Protection

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Bodyguard.  Most people think that protection services are only for celebrities, politicians and the Pope.  While that is still the case, personal protection services are not out of reach for the average citizen.   Companies like ours, that offer affordable and professional executive protection and bodyguard services, it is easy for anyone who needs protection to receive it without paying an exorbitant fee.  Do you believe you need a bodyguard?  Here are some reasons why someone may feel the need to hire protection services :

1.) The obvious, first reason, is if you are famous.  Popular artists, actors, politicians and pretty much anyone who has any power or fame usually have one if not many bodyguards for protection.  Often fame can be accompanied by aggressive fans which is why executive protection can be a necessity for celebrities.

2.) If you handle or transport large amounts of money or high-value items, you may consider hiring a bodyguard. The bodyguard would stay with you at all times, and keep a close watch on all of your surroundings, making sure there are no “suspicious characters”, etc.

3.) If you were the target of a great deal of attention, this may also be a reason to think about getting some personal security.  As an example, if you just won the local lottery or if you witnessed or have been involved in a large crime or scandal, a bodyguard may become a necessity.

4.) Some people even consider hiring close personal protection for business trips they make.  When traveling outside of the country, or going to some business meetings, the services of a protection specialist may be called upon.  5.) Divorces and domestic disputes/violence are another reason our protection services are used, unfortunately.  Sometimes when spouses split up, it isn’t that pretty.  One or the other may enlist the services of a personal security expert if the other has threatened to harm them.  A bodyguard would most likely oversee all visits the two would have with each other over the period of the divorce (moving belongings to new residences, etc.) to make sure everything runs smoothly.

5.) Divorces and domestic disputes/violence are another reason our protection services are used.  Sometimes when spouses split up, it isn’t that pretty.  One or the other may enlist the services of a personal security expert if the other has threatened to harm them.  A bodyguard would most likely oversee all visits the two would have with each other over the period of the divorce (moving belongings to new residences, etc.) to make sure everything runs smoothly.

There are numerous reasons why any one of us would need a bodyguard, and if you fall into any of these categories, or think you may need personal protection for a completely different reason, please feel free to contact us today to set up a consultation.

Criminal Background Checks, We Do Those Too!

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Do you need an FBI or Maryland Criminal Background Check for your new job? Are you curious about how the process works? We receive background check requests all the time at Absolute Investigative, Fingerprinting, and Security Services. We are professionals and are licensed through the state of Maryland and the FBI to perform criminal background checks. We make the process easy and pain-free for both employers and individuals. If you are international like in Australia you could try to use their local police check victoria to do criminal background checks.

Most people think that employers are the only people who request criminal background checks and that they are only part of the employment process. This thought process is not true, criminal background checks are needed for a variety of different reasons, such as getting your Visa, Gold Seal Letters, or Individual Reviews. We know it may sound like a lengthy and arduous process, but it’s quick and simple.

Our fingerprinting services are one of our most popular offerings, and often go hand in hand with criminal background checks. In fact, fingerprinting is a huge aspect of the criminal record checking process. We make it easy with our three convenient locations and the LiveScan System. We take your fingerprints at one of our fingerprinting locations (digitally or using the old-school ink pads), then send the criminal record request to the Central Repository, where they will get back to us with the criminal background record.

If you are an employer and want to learn more about our fingerprinting and background check process, just give us a call. Or if you are an individual interested in a complete background check, we are here to help. We’ll have you in and out in no time, with the information you need, certified and 100% accurate. Stop by or give us a call today!

For criminal backgrounds checks, call the professionals at Absolute Investigative, Fingerprinting and Security Services today.

Do I Need Security Guards for my Business?

Security GuardsCurious if you need security guards for your business?  Are you a successful business owner? Awesome. Let’s ask you a few questions then.  Do you or your managers handle large amounts of cash at some point during the day or week?  Is your business open in the evening or located in a part of the community that is typically associated with crime?  Do you own your own building or business property

These questions any successful business owner should ask themselves.  You work hard to maintain your business or organization, so why not make sure it is as protected as it can be?  Yeah, sure, insurance would cover if there was any kind of robbery or break-in, but why let it get to that point?

Here at Absolute Investigative, Fingerprinting and Security Services, we understand that not every business or store is located in the best community.  We also understand that sometimes completely unexpected break-ins happen in even the nicest of communities.  Basically, the world is unpredictable, so why not be ready for whatever it may bring you?

We offer professional and high quality security services to all of our clients.  This includes armed or unarmed security guards, secret shopper services, surveillance (video or using a private detective), and much more.  If you’ve been wondering what’s going on with the midnight crew, or worried about a suspicious group that’s been hanging out in the parking lot after dark, let us do the wondering and worrying for you.

We can have security guards at your residence, institution, organization, or business as soon as possible after we assess what needs to be protected and how many officers you will need.  Our security team is licensed and insured through the state of Maryland, and we have many years of security experience, so we know exactly what measures need to be taken to keep your property safe.