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

We are hiring

30 November 2020

We are currently recruiting for a Technical Support Engineer to join our team. We are looking for a multi-talented individual who has cross-disciplinary interest and experience, who can thrive in a very fast, demanding environment...

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Lava Group secures place on G-Cloud Framework

28 September 2020

For the 5th consecutive year, The Lava Group has been awarded supplier status on the UK Governments’ latest G-Cloud framework, G-Cloud 12. Lava were successful in Lot 2 Cloud software. ...

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Lava Group introduce new team member

20 July 2020

The Lava Group is constantly looking for bright, talented and passionate members to join our team, and today we are delighted to officially announce and welcome the latest member, ...

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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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