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 Group set to attend the Northern Ireland Business & Innovation Showcase

8 September 2021

2021 marks 100 years of Northern Ireland, and the Northern Ireland Office, in partnership with the Department for International Trade and Invest NI, are hosting a unique showcase of the very best of...

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Do something great - Join us

12 August 2021

Start your new career with The Lava Group (NI) Limited. We are interested in talented, innovative and ambitious individuals to join our team. Lava are committed to transforming lives through innovative technology that protects and empowers...

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Lava exhibiting at International Security Expo

23 July 2021

The Lava Group will be exhibiting at the International Security Expo, from 28th – 29th September at the Olympia London. The International Security Expo is the only flagship event bringing Government, industry, academia...

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What we offer


High Security

Complex and challenging environments have driven our innovation and we have a proven track record for providing individual, tailored responses that are right for our clients.

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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 solutions for the connected health market.

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Internet of Things

Our passion for providing innovative technology, combined with our substantial experience in security has given us an insight into the world of electronic monitoring.

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