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

Success at Impact Excellence Awards 2018

4 May 2018

The Lava Group are delighted to win a research award at Ulster University’s second annual Impact Excellence Awards. Leading organisations across a wide range of sectors were recognised for their commitment to pioneering research and graduate employability....

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Lava team up with Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

3 May 2018

Staff at The Lava Group have chosen Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) as their 2018 Charity of the Year. AANI manages the helicopter operations of Northern Ireland’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. It works in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and the Health Trusts which...

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Finalists in several major NI business awards

23 April 2018

The team at Lava have a busy week ahead, with involvement in two major NI business awards ceremonies. The company are listed as finalists for “Best Technology based Business” category in the Belfast Business Awards, and “Excellence in Workplace Health and Well-being” category in the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards. ...

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What we offer

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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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