Privately owned Portuguese company

-: Grupo 8

Grupo 8 is today one of the largest wholly Portuguese-owned security companies, both in terms of the volume of business transacted, and the number of jobs created.

From the beginning, three basic principles have guided the work of Grupo 8:

  • Quality tested and guaranteed Products and Services;
  • Expertise in each sector;
  • Continued improvement of human and technical resources.

Some of Grupo 8’s first customers have remained loyal to this day, attesting to the great concern for their satisfaction, which is in fact, its primary strategic goal.


-: Our history with you since 1972

The trust of each of its customers is perhaps Grupo 8’s main asset.

An asset that is based on communication and an ongoing dialogue with its customers.

A transparent and direct dialogue that has resulted in security solutions tailored to each customer’s needs. An asset that since 1972 helps to justify the fact that it is the second oldest security company operating in Portugal, in both the volume of business and the number of jobs created.


-: A byword for proximity

Grupo 8’s fundamental principle is to ensure all customers, entities and businesses with whom they deal, a complete sense of proximity and trust, accompanied by transparent, open and ongoing dialogue.

All in the interests of an efficient and durable security system.

In addition to innovation and the ongoing search for new security solutions, the creation of close links with its employees, suppliers, customers, and also with society, is part of Grupo 8’s DNA.

This way of being was defined in 1972 at its inception and since then has been put into practice more than ever.

Some of Grupo 8’s first customers have remained loyal to this day, attesting to the great concern for their satisfaction, which is in fact, its primary strategic goal.



A success in stages


Grupo 8, a company providing private security services, electronic surveillance and loss prevention, begins in December 1972, its business of providing Fixed location and Mobile Security Guard Services.


Broadened its business of security systems to include Electronic Security.


Obtained the Public Works Contractor Certificate No. 10201 - EOP (5th category), issued by INCI (Institute of Construction and Real Estate). 
Begins the service of Transporting of Cash and other Valuables. 
Also in 1980, the Porto Office is created, as a response to the large growth of their business in the north of the country.


It becomes the holder of permits No. 5-A, No. 5-B, No. 5-C and No. 5-E.


Obtains permit No. 5-D.


Authorisation No. 45/2003 of 2003/02/06, issued by the Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI).


A strategy that works

A secure partner and an outstanding consultant

Grupo 8 is on a daily pursuit of excellence in Private Security in Portugal, extending its services throughout the national territory, and performing for each of its customers, the role of consultant and active partner for Security solutions.

In security, each case is unique

The security solutions presented by Grupo 8 are the result of detailed analysis of the needs of its customers. The specific nature of each type of business is the key to the quality and comprehensiveness of services provided.

At the vanguard of technology and security

With the aim of ever-greater efficiency, Grupo 8 is continually incorporating the latest technology into all of its security systems, thereby integrating it into the processes, which lead to an improvement in the services provided.

An important contribution to everyone’s security

The fact of being deeply knowledgeable about the reality of life in Portugal since 1972, brings to Grupo 8 a greater responsibility in contributing to national security. In addition to being a member of UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute), Grupo 8 has Industrial Security Accreditation at the levels of Confidential, EU Confidential and NATO Confidential, awarded by the National Security Authority.



Grupo 8 consists of a team of highly experienced professionals, technicians, middle and senior managers, knowledgeable of the business demands and needs of their customers.

From Administrators to workers, everyone’s guiding principal is to provide quality service in order to ensure the security of its customers.


Wіth mоrе thаn 40 уеаrѕ оf еxреrіеnсе, wе аt Grupo 8 еnѕurе thаt ѕаfеtу іѕ оur tор рrіоrіtу аnd thіѕ іѕ thе mаjоr bаѕіѕ fоr рrоvіdіng еxсерtіоnаl ѕесurіtу ѕеrvісеѕ tо оur сlіеntѕ.


Grupo 8, always close by, since 1972