SOURCE: Law Enforcement Associates

June 24, 2008 08:43 ET

Law Enforcement Associates Receives Order From U.S. Coast Guard for Multiple UVIS Units

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Law Enforcement Associates Corporation (LEA) (AMEX: AID), the largest U.S. developer and manufacturer of undercover surveillance equipment, today announced that the U.S. Coast Guard has placed an order for multiple units of LEA's legacy Under Vehicle Inspection System (UVIS). Value of the contract and details of the order were not disclosed.

The UVIS is the predecessor to LEA's smaller Smith & Wesson-branded SWIFT. Both models are ground-based surveillance tools that utilize wide-angle, low-light camera systems to inspect vehicle undercarriages. The UVIS platform was introduced by LEA in 1996, and it has since been installed at thousands of sensitive government, military and commercial locations around the world.

"The UVIS remains an important tool for both surveillance and deterrence applications for a broad base of domestic and international customers," said Paul Feldman, president of LEA. "We are encouraged by the continued level of demand for this product 12 years after its inception."

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 Raleigh, 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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    Geoff High
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