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

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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Lava’s research collaboration with CHIC shortlisted in Impact Excellence Awards

5 April 2018

Lava are thrilled to announce that our research collaboration with lead academic Dr. Joseph Rafferty, from the Northern Ireland Connected Health Innovation Centre (CHIC) has been shortlisted in the Impact Excellence ...

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Lava raise funds for local cancer charity

9 March 2018

Last year The Lava Group had been working in partnership with Friends of the Cancer Centre as our “Charity of the Year” to support. The company recently made a presented for £2,067 to Ana Wilkinson, Corporate Fundraising Manager from Friends of the Cancer Centre....

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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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