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, for the past 15 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 trial

  • 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

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 care sector, where inmate care and accountability are paramount...

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Bespoke solutions

We offer a bespoke solution service including consultancy, software development and hardware design.

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Latest NewsThe latest on the Lava Group

Company Rebrand

1st November, 2014

Managing Director Gareth Morrison is pleased to launch the rebrand of the software development company, Core (NI) Ltd to ‘The Lava Group Ltd’....

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Become an MD before you’re 40

1st November, 2014

NI Business Now recently published an article charting the exciting rise of Lava Group Managing Director Gareth Morrison.

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Lava receive ISO 27001

1st November, 2014

Lava Group were successfully awarded ISO 27001 accreditation. ISO27001 is the recognised international standard for information security.

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