SOURCE: Law Enforcement Associates

September 10, 2008 12:56 ET

Law Enforcement Associates Sells Swift Under-Vehicle Inspection System to State Department for Use in U.S. Embassy Security Program

More Than 2,000 UVIS Units Shipped Since Product's Inception; LEA's August Shipments Total $1.1 Million

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - Law Enforcement Associates Corporation (LEA) (AMEX: AID), the largest U.S. developer and manufacturer of undercover surveillance equipment, today announced that the State Department has purchased a Smith & Wesson-branded Swift Under-Vehicle Inspection System (UVIS). The Swift, a lightweight, ground-based surveillance device that utilizes a specialized wide-angle, low-light camera to inspect vehicle undercarriages, will be used as part of the security system of an overseas U.S. Embassy. The specific location of the embassy and value of the contract were not disclosed.

Paul Feldman, president of LEA, said, "Our Swift and legacy UVIS products are utilized both as surveillance and deterrence tools, and are helping protect U.S. assets and personnel around the world, including throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. We have sold more than 2000 of these units, and are encouraged by the sustained demand this family of products has received since the original model was introduced in 1996."

Feldman said that a recent surge in order activity led to record product shipments during the month of August. "We shipped $1.1 million in orders last month, and are optimistic that recent order volume will lead to continued shipping momentum throughout September and into the fourth quarter."

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

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