About us

The Lava Group has been developing unique software and innovative technologies for the criminal justice market, in particular playing a vital role in maintaining control within the Prison Service, over 20 years.

In this time, we have gained valuable experience of integrating biometric technologies into access control and other security applications.

This specialist knowledge, coupled with our continual investment in R&D, has positioned us at the forefront of the industry.

Our innovative accomplishments include:

  • 1st in custodial sector to use biometrics to create independent audit trail

  • 1st in UK to record real time custody interactions at the cell

  • 1st in UK to provide biometric secure login to enable staff to access computers located in prisoner occupied areas

  • 1st to provide a Power over Ethernet custodial lock

Latest NewsThe latest on the Lava Group

Come join our team

5 August 2022

Start your new career with The Lava Group. We are interested in a talented, innovative and ambitious Graduate Software Developer to join our team. At the Lava Group we are committed to transforming lives. By harnessing the power of technology, we create safer and secure environments which...

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Welcome to our New Head of Sales and Marketing

21 June 2022

The Lava Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Morrison, as our Head of Sales & Marketing. The announcement comes at an incredibly exciting time for Lava Group as we pursue our ambition of establishing the company as a global brand ...

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What our clients think of us

19 May 2022

In our annual 20021-22 customer Net Promoter Score (NPS) Survey it revealed a score of 90. This incredible rating from our customers reflects their perception of Lava as a customer-centric organisation and demonstrates their likelihood to recommend the company to others...

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What we offer


High Security

Complex and challenging environments have driven our innovation and we have a proven track record for providing individual, tailored responses that are right for our clients.

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Connected Health

The experience we have gained in the custodial sector, where inmate care and accountability are paramount, is helping us develop solutions for the connected health market.

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Internet of Things

Our passion for providing innovative technology, combined with our substantial experience in security has given us an insight into the world of electronic monitoring.

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