RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - Law Enforcement Associates Corporation (LEA) (OTCBB: LAWE), a leading U.S.-based developer and manufacturer of electronic surveillance equipment, today announced it has received an initial order for products from its recently introduced PDT Digital Audio line. The order, which was placed by a local law enforcement agency in the Midwest, is for digital transmitters and receivers for use with undercover body wires. The specific customer and value of the order was not disclosed.

"We are encouraged by the early interest this new product suite is generating from a broad cross section of customers," said Paul Briggs, president and CEO. "Our digital audio line offers significant advantages over older analog-based technology that predominates throughout the U.S. law enforcement community. We expect significant demand could come from both existing customers seeking to upgrade their current surveillance tools, as well as various federal law enforcement agencies that work exclusively with digital equipment."

Jay Becker, LEA's sales manager, said, "In addition to the technological advantages of our PDT line, we have entered the market at a very competitive price point and our product offering is manufactured entirely in the United States. We believe we have a distinct competitive advantage over offshore manufacturers."

LEA intends to begin product shipments from the new line once final product certification has been received from the Federal Communications Commission. Management expects to receive FCC certification in the near future.

Becker said the Company's new digital audio line and a vast array of related undercover surveillance devices will be prominently featured in the Company's forthcoming 2010 product catalog, which will be shipped to customers in the coming weeks.

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. 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 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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