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

Finalist for BEFTA Awards

15 November 2018

The Lava Group are thrilled to be shortlisted in the ‘Technology Company of the Year’ category for the Business Eye First Trust Business Awards (BEFTA) 2018....

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Lava Group selected to protect Queens University Belfast

31 October 2018

The Lava Group is pleased to announce that OneTouch, its Integrated Security Management software has been selected by Queen’s University, Belfast to replace their existing physical security information system. Lava was chosen following a detailed tender process and awarded a 10-year contract, to supply and maintain the solution....

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Lava Scoop “Small Business of the Year” NI Chamber Awards

24 September 2018

Lava are delighted to announce that we have been named “Small Business of the Year” - regional winners of the 2018 Northern Ireland Chamber Business Awards. This prestigious competition is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of Northern Ireland business. ...

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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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