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's new partnership with leading supplier of aids to navigation

22 September 2016

The Lava Group has today announced a new partnership with Hydrosphere, a leading supplier of aids to navigation. Hydrosphere will sell and distribute Sentry to the water safety markets across the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man....

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Looking to expand way beyond the shores of the UK and Ireland

1 September 2016

When we first started to properly consider exporting as the next step for our company the question we had addressed first was: “Do we really want to do this?”...

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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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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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