About Us

welcome_imageMelvyn C. Batiste has a very extensive background in Private Security

Mr. Batiste served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Specialist with assignments stateside and overseas. He also served ten years as a Police Officer/Supervisor with the University of Texas Police Department before resigning and founding Southern Comfort Security (SCS).

As a Founder and President of SCS, (a private security company located in South-West Houston, Texas), Mr. Batiste has provided armed and unarmed security services and expert security with investigation services to private and public clients for over 10 years.

Private Security Companies are defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as companies primarily engaged in providing guard and patrol services, such as bodyguard, guard dog, parking security and security guard services.  SCS also provides “advanced special operations services and private investigations“, if the client demands it.

Examples of services provided by SCS include the prevention of unauthorized activity or entry, traffic regulation, access control, and fire and theft prevention and detection. These services can be broadly described as the protection of personnel and/or assets.

Other security services provided by SCS involve roving patrol, bodyguard, and guard dog services.

SCS private security service is rapidly growing.

Who We Are

Melvyn C. Batistemelvyn@southercomfortsecurity.com


  • Lamar University BS. (Criminal Justice ADM.)
  • Univ./Texas System Police Academy (Training Course)
  • U.S. Air Force Security Specialist (Technical Training School)

Where we serve?

Our main offices are located in Houston, Texas; nevertheless, we serve the entire USA.

What Do We Do?

Private Security. We have both, armed and unarmed officers to handle several aspects of your private security.
Private investigations.
Cyber Crime Security.
Cyber Crime Investigations.

Apartments Security

Depending upon the contract, our officers will handle guest in/out entry, identify all persons on foot and monitor and secure all parking areas, and protect the safety of all patrons on said properties.

Warehouse Security

Our officers patrol the surrounding areas on foot, bicycle or golf cart for suspicious activity or persons. All areas are secured after hours and officers monitor cameras, buildings, and surrounding areas to prevent trespassing, loitering and vandalism. In case of emergency, the necessary local law enforcement agency is contacted as needed.

Hotel Security

Our officers are trained in guest relations, greeting guest and lobby monitoring for security breech. They also make sure there are no disturbances on the interior or exterior of the building, and all parking lots are secure and safe at night.

Church Security

Our officers protect and secure all patrons and church properties as needed. Our officers control the traffic, keep all loiterers from interfering with church business and visitors to the church. They also protect the church’s property and numerous parking facilities from vandalism.

Construction Security

All officers will identify contractors during work hours, control work site entry points and report all suspicious persons or activity to the on-site manager.  In emergencies the local law enforcement agency will be called. After hours, all suspicious activity is noted or handled with police assistance as needed.

General terms

Employees of private security companies are generally referred to either as “security guards” or “security officers”, depending on the laws of the state or country they operate in. Security companies themselves are sometimes referred to as “security contractors”, but this is not common due to confusion with private military contractors, who operate under a different auspice.

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