SOURCE: Law Enforcement Associates

May 08, 2008 09:24 ET

Law Enforcement Associates Provides Sales Update on Thriving Birddog™ GPS Surveillance System

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - Law Enforcement Associates Corporation (LEA) (AMEX: AID), the largest U.S. developer and manufacturer of undercover surveillance equipment, today announced it has received orders from a variety of domestic agencies for an additional 38 Birddog™ GPS tracking systems since the Company's last sales update on Feb. 25, 2008. LEA also has received a follow-on order for specialized wireless transmitters from a major law enforcement agency in the Northeast United States. The combined value of the orders is approximately $200,000, most of which will be recognized as revenue during LEA's second fiscal quarter.

"These orders are indicative of the growing demand we are seeing for a variety of our security and surveillance devices," said Paul Feldman, president. "We are off to an encouraging start to fiscal 2008, and are optimistic about our prospects for meaningful improvements in our financial performance during the fiscal year."

About the Birddog

The Birddog was originally released by AID in the 1970s as a radio frequency (RF)-enabled tracking system. The Birddog ultimately became the most widely used covert tracking device by local and federal law enforcement agencies. LEA re-launched the Birddog in the first quarter of 2007, when the company introduced an all-new tracking device based on advanced GPS technology.

About Law Enforcement Associates Corporation

LEA is a leading security and surveillance technology company that manufactures and markets a diverse product line to the worldwide law enforcement, military, security and corrections markets. The company's Audio Intelligence Devices (AID) division has been serving the law enforcement sector for more than 30 years and is one of the most respected names in the surveillance equipment industry. LEA's products are used by a wide variety of government and non-governmental agencies, as well as public and private companies. These include military bases, nuclear facilities, embassies, government installations, oil refineries, United Nations and NATO locations. The company enjoys close working relationships with other prominent players in the security and surveillance industry, such as Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC), one of the world's largest manufacturers of quality firearms and firearm safety/security products; and FLIR Systems, Inc., a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems. LEA's products have been used at high-profile events such as the Summer & Winter Olympics, Super Bowl, U.S. Golf Championship, and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Its products include the Under Vehicle Inspection System (UVIS), Smith & Wesson-branded UVIS Swift, EDK123 (Explosive Detection Kit), Bloodhound and Birddog GPS Tracking Systems, Graffiti Cam, Letter-bomb Visualizer Spray, and a wide variety of Audio & Video Surveillance Equipment. Headquartered in Youngsville, N.C., the company has been featured in many industry publications and websites. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Information:

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    Geoff High