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

95% of people are happy to use biometrics for medical admissions in Northern Ireland

5 July 2016

Over 90 per cent of people living in Northern Ireland are happy for iris recognition technology to be used in medical admissions when they are unconscious, disorientated or confused, to correctly identify them and allow for their relatives to be contacted....

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Lava Values- Vibrant

27 June 2016

Values allow the members of an organization to interact harmoniously. Values affect their formation and development as individuals, and make it easier to reach goals that would be impossible to achieve individually....

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Representing NI in the Private Business Awards

2 June 2016

Lava are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted as one of the ten Northern Ireland organisations going forward to represent the Northern Ireland region in the sixth annual Private Business 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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