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

3 April 2017

Lava are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists for the Go Awards Ireland 2017 /18, the inaugural Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Ireland. ...

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Lava Staff raise £1,500 for Action Cancer

15 February 2017

Charitable giving is very much part of our culture at the Lava Group. The company recently made a presentation for £1,500 to Action Cancer, Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity...

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Lava launch Health and Wellbeing Programme

27 January 2017

At Lava we enjoy strong relationships with our staff and share a high level of commitment to exceed our customer’s expectations. We recognise the correlation between happy and healthy staff, satisfied customers and business results; and have taken a systematic approach to the health and wellbeing of our staff....

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What we offer


High Security

Lava's expertise and experience derives from working in some of the most complex and demanding security environments.

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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...

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Bespoke Solutions

We offer a bespoke solution service including consultancy, software development and hardware design.

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