SOURCE: Law Enforcement Associates

September 18, 2007 08:00 ET

Law Enforcement Associates' Under-Vehicle Inspection Systems Gaining Traction in Domestic Markets

Recent Orders Include First Installation at Major U.S. Airport

YOUNGSVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Law Enforcement Associates Corporation (LEA) (AMEX: AID), a leading provider of surveillance and security products to the global law enforcement, military, security and corrections markets, today said that the Company is experiencing a surge in demand for its Under Vehicle Inspection Systems (UVIS) from a broad array of prospective U.S.-based customers.

Recent orders for LEA's legacy UVIS and the new Smith & Wesson®-branded UVIS Swift have come from major Air Force bases, an Air National Guard facility, and from government integrator Lockheed Martin.

Paul Feldman, president of LEA, said the company also recently received an order from New Jersey's Egg Harbor Township Police Department, which will use the UVIS to screen vehicles at Atlantic City International Airport. Funding for this installation came from a Homeland Security grant. "This order is especially notable, as it represents the first time our system has been deployed as part of a major U.S. airport's overall security and surveillance platform. We have long believed that our UVIS could be an important tool in helping secure the domestic aviation industry, and this order appears to be an important first step toward that objective."

The UVIS installation at the Atlantic City International Airport garnered significant media attention, and links to that coverage can be found on the Investor Relations portion of LEA's website, located at www.leacorp.com.

LEA has sold approximately 2,000 of the advanced high-resolution camera systems, which until recently primarily have been installed at overseas sites such as embassies, military bases, nuclear facilities and other high-security locations.

About the UVIS

LEA's Under Vehicle Inspection Systems utilize four high-resolution cameras, which are incorporated into a brightly colored ramp system. As vehicles pass over the ramp, real-time color video images of the car's undercarriage are transmitted to a nearby video screen, which is monitored by specially trained security personnel. The Smith and Wesson-branded Swift is a compact, portable version of LEA's legacy UVIS.

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. (NASDAQ: FLIR), 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), EDK123 (Explosive Detection Kit), Bloodhound GPS Tracking System, 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.

Forward-Looking Information:

The statements in this news release contain forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including the inability to generate and secure the necessary product sales, or the lack of acceptance of the company's products by its customers. In each case actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results (expressed or modified) will not be realized.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Pfeiffer High Investor Relations, Inc.
    Geoff High
    303-393-7044