SOURCE: Law Enforcement Associates

February 21, 2008 09:28 ET

Law Enforcement Associates Receives Initial Orders for New Graffiti Cam System

Company Reports Widespread Interest in Graffiti Surveillance and Notification Platform

YOUNGSVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - February 21, 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 for more than 40 of its recently introduced Graffiti Cam systems. The Graffiti Cam is a covert video recording device that notifies law enforcement of graffiti and related forms of property crime while they are occurring. The orders have come from an array of law enforcement organizations located throughout the United States.

Paul Feldman, president of LEA, said, "We believe there is enormous demand for tools that enable law enforcement to proactively apprehend and convict offenders of graffiti-related crimes. These initial orders are a very encouraging sign that LEA has begun to penetrate this large, untapped market opportunity.

"We have seen widespread interest in our Graffiti Cam ever since we introduced the product and concurrently announced a beta testing program in Denver last November. Although severe winter weather has delayed a full rollout of the testing program, we have been aggressive in our efforts to educate other domestic markets about the product and its cutting-edge surveillance features. We believe the Graffiti Cam and its real-time notification system will be key in catching, prosecuting and penalizing individuals engaged in this most common form of vandalism."

Feldman said LEA's nearly 40-year track record of providing advanced audio and video surveillance devices to law enforcement has been a key factor in landing the initial orders for the Graffiti Cam. "We look forward to continuing our work with the Denver Police Department, and are optimistic that the results of this beta testing program will help us accelerate our sales and marketing efforts."

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 www.leacorp.com.

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Contact Information

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    Geoff High
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