Security Monitoring Might Be Next Industry In Line for Federal Background Checks

Posted by Kristina Taylor
August 1, 2011

Security Monitoring Might Be Next Industry In Line for Federal Background Checks

Security monitoring companies might be the next industry in line to have federal rules put in place regarding background checks. Legislation to establish a system of federal background checks for employers and employees of security installation and monitoring companies was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate.

The bill (S. 1319), called the “Electronic Life Safety and Security Systems Federal Background Check Act of 2011,” was introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Similar legislation was introduced earlier this year in the House by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo).

If the bill is approved and signed into law, the Department of Justice would be responsible for establishing rules and administering the program. Other industries that have been granted similar access include banks, horse and dog racing businesses, flight school training companies, private security guard firms, armored car companies, and others. Such efforts make plain the increasing importance being placed on background checks and other employment screening services.

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