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

Exhibiting Sentry at Seaworks Conference

19 May 2016

Lava will be exhibiting Sentry, its award winning lifebuoy device at the Seaworks Commercial Marine & Workboat Exhibition & Conference on June 14th-16th. ...

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Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards

13 May 2016

Lava are thrilled to be shortlisted in the Workplace Wellbeing category in the Irish News Work & Employment Awards....

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Innovative Business of the Year Finalist

12 May 2016

Lava are delighted to announce our award winning product Sentry has made the shortlist for yet another prestigious award for innovation. Lava is a finalist in the Innovation category at the Business Eye First Trust bank awards....

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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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