SAFEGUARD INVESTIGATION AND SECURITY COMPANY, INC. (SISCO) was born in 1967. It was a very humble start to what would eventually be the most trusted and recognized name in the field of private security in the Philippines. The company started in a small, one-room office in downtown Sta. Mesa, Manila with only three office employees and ten security guards. The founder, the late Vicente de las Alas Padilla, Sr., established SISCO with little seed capital from his own savings and what he could borrow from his father. What he lacked in capital and experience, he made up in ambition: to build and grow the best security agency. Of course, the challenges did little to deter this young and newly-married entrepreneur from pursuing what seemed an unsurmountable goal. Little did he know that what he established more than four decades back and the values by which he lived by would somehow begin a tradition of excellence second-to-none, and be the bedrock for all future SISCO employees to follow.
Today, SISCO is many times bigger than its humble birth. The company is so diverse in the field of security that its brand of service is favourably known to any local expert in the field. The Company has grown steadily through the years only by earning the trust of its clients and the respect of the industry. From homes, high-rises, banks, malls, restaurants, schools, industrial and manufacturing plants, clients have entrusted their lives and livelihood to the SAFEGUARD name for more than four decades. The original and familiar Bat logo is a common fixture in the entrances of many of its clientele’s offices and facilities.
SISCO’s destiny was always to become a leader in the refined art of private security service. Generations of the PADILLA family, long after the sudden death of the founder, have given their best to weave the company into a progressive, customer-driven enterprise. It has been adjudged the “MOST OUTSTANDING SECURITY AGENCY OF THE YEAR” many times by the prestigious Consumers Union of the Philippines, and has further been recognized by the National Product Quality Excellence Awards, Philippine Marketing Excellence Awards, Philippine Quality Awards for Business Excellence and the National Quality Awards for Consumer Excellence. Moreover, it continuous to enjoy a very high customer satisfaction rating as evidenced by yearly surveys. These are all confirmations of the company’s relentless pursuit to provide the best quality of service to its clientele.