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

UK Harbour Master Autumn Seminar

18 November 2016

Lava will be joining forces with our UK distributor Hydrosphere Limited to exhibit Sentry, our award winning lifebuoy monitoring system at the "UK Harbour Masters Association Autumn Seminar" on 23rd November at Victory Services Club, London....

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EU investment for growth and jobs programme

7 November 2016

Lava has received support from Invest Northern Ireland under the European Union’s Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme....

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Shortlisted for two categories in the UTV Business Eye Awards

28 October 2016

Lava are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists for ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Most Innovative Company’ in the prestigious UTV Business Eye Awards 2016. This year the UTV Business Eye Awards are celebrating their tenth anniversary in association with Emirates....

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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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