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Universal Security Instruments Receives UL Listing For New Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm.

Universal Security Instruments, Inc. today announced it has received Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approval for listing for a new combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm designed for both the electrical and retail distribution channels.

The UL listing clears the way for availability of the unit within the wholesale electrical and retail distribution markets. The Company said it expects the alarm to begin shipping in early January/February 2004. By wrapping both vital functions into one alarm device, it gives electrical contractors a way to significantly cut their costs by simplifying installation and maintenance, while providing the safety features of a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.
 The USI-7795/CD-9795 features:

 -- Configuration for 120 volt wired-in applications
 -- Battery backup
 -- Automatic reset button to temporarily override alarm, helpful to
 silence nuisance alarms, such as those triggered by fireplaces and
 -- Convenient pull-out drawer for easy battery replacement
 -- Smart interconnect for up to 18 units
 -- Mounting plate and wire harnesses for easy installation
 -- Flashing indicator lights for alarm
 -- Audible low battery indicator
 -- Five year limited warranty

"The electrical distribution market has indicated a strong desire for a combination unit from Universal Security. We believe this new combination alarm represents a very important and valuable addition to our increasingly comprehensive product offering," said Steve Knepper, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Universal Security Instruments. "We expect the combination unit to play an important role in Universal's continued market share expansion in our $450-million industry."

UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS, INC. ( ), founded in 1970, is a Maryland-based manufacturer and worldwide marketer of residential smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and other safety and security products, directly and through its 50%-owned Hong Kong joint venture.

Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS, INC. believes that the expectations reflected in such forward- looking statements are reasonable, the forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projections.

CONTACT: Harvey Grossblatt, President of Universal Security Instruments, Inc., +1-410-363-3000, Ext. 224; or Don Hunt or Jeff Lambert of Lambert, Edwards & Associates, Inc., +1-616-233-0500, for Universal Security Instruments, Inc.

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