How We Started

The business was created by the Managing Director, Mr. Hector Payas C.P.M., a retired Superintendent of the Royal Gibraltar Police Force, having over 30 years service, received several commendations, from the Commissioner of Police. Upon retirement from active police service, Mr. Payas became a pioneer of security services in Gibraltar.

Detectives & Security International (Group 5 Security) was incorporated on the 13th December 1983, then the only private uniformed security guard firm in Gibraltar. The principal trading company in the group is now Detectives & Security International Limited (D.S.I.L.) trading as Group 5 Security.

What’s Happening Now

The business Group is now under the management of Joseph Capurro, the Group’s General Manager. Joseph comes with a wealth of U.K. business experience, energy and focus. Tasked with re-structuring, modernising and developing the Group, whose clients range from H.M. Government of Gibraltar Ministries to large private businesses.

We believe that there is a massive scope for expansion and development in Security and associated services in Gibraltar, Spain and Morocco.


We are located at Ground Floor, Leon House, 1 Secretary’s Lane, Gibraltar GX11 1AA

We are based in the heart of the City of Gibraltar. The property is owned by the D.S.I.L. Group and comprises the Group’s general administration office, the Security Control Centre, On Guard’s city administration centre, an underground security vault area and a garage.

On Guard Logo For Fire Safety, Intruder Alarms and CCTV please follow the link to our sister company On Guard Ltd