Criminal Background Checks, We Do Those Too!

Need an FBI or Maryland Criminal Background Check for your new job?  Wondering how to go about doing so?  We get those requests all the time here at Absolute, and we are licensed through the state of Maryland and the FBI to perform criminal background checks.  So don’t you worry, we got it covered.

Most people think that employers are the only people who do Criminal record checks, and they will do it as part of the employment process, so why would i need to go get one done?  Criminal background checks are needed for a number of different things besides employment here in Maryland, 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 really quick and simple.

With our fingerprinting services being our most popular offering, naturally, criminal background checks are right behind them.  Fingerprinting is actually a majority of the criminal record checking process, which some people didn’t know.  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.

So, whatever your reason be, if you need a criminal record check, we’re the ones to see.  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!

Live Scan Fingerprinting – No Ink Needed!

Fingerprinting services are our most popular offerings here at Absolute.  We have been a trusted, and reliable source of fingerprinting services in Maryland for over 20 years.  Our service is fast and efficient, no appointments necessary, we welcome walk-ins on any of our scheduled fingerprinting days, at our locations in Towson, MD and Bel Air, MD.

While we do still offer traditional ink fingerprinting, which does take a little longer, and can be a bit more messy, we now offer digital Live Scan fingerprinting.

Photo of our Live Scan Fingerprint Hardware

Live Scan Fingerprinting – 3M Cogent Hardware

Advancements in technology are revolutionizing the process of fingerprinting.  Before Live Scan, ink fingerprinting took longer than digital fingerprinting, since each finger had to be pressed in ink, and rolled on the card to make sure the whole fingerprint was visible, etc.  With Live Scan Fingerprinting, there is no ink necessary.

We use our 3M Cogent ® Fingerprinting hardware to digitally scan your fingerprints directly onto one of our secure machine terminals. The Live Scan Fingerprinting technology eliminates the human error that was possible with the old procedure, which consisted of rolling the subject’s fingers in the proper amount of ink on the inkpad, then rolling each finger so that the whole thing is clear and visible.  If an error was made in this old procedure, a subject could have been misidentified or unable to be identified.

With Live Scan digital fingerprinting technology the client can just place their finger on the 3M Cogent ® fingerprint scanning device, wait a couple of seconds, and “presto” the fingerprints appear on the monitor clear and quickly.  No need to wash your hands after, and the fingerprints can even be emailed to you or where ever they need to go, to assure they reach the proper processing agency safely.

Live Scan digital fingerprinting technology is 100% FBI compliant and quickly becoming the recommended fingerprinting process for any professional firm or agency.  If you need finger printing services in Baltimore, MD. please stop by one of our two locations to have your Live Scan fingerprints captured today.