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

Lava Values- Excellence

12 August 2016

Values have major influence on a person's behaviour and attitude, and serve as broad guidelines in all situations. Similarly when it comes to company values, it’s not really any different....

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Lava attain ISO 9001 Accreditation

4 August 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Lava Group is now ISO 9001 certified for its quality management system. ...

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Lava named as GCloud Supplier to the Public Sector

29 July 2016

The Lava Group is pleased to announce that they have been named as a supplier as part of the UK Governments’ G-Cloud 8 framework. Lava were successful in Lot 3 software as a service (SaaS) for Cell Point....

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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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