Ukrainian in Ireland

PICTURED: Grisha with Emily, Lev, Tom and Anna

A UKRAINIAN communications expert who moved to Ireland to build a safer future for his family has established a video surveillance and security company in County Clare.

MyCCTV.ie specialises in installing surveillance & security systems across the country. Founder Grisha Kovalov lives in Lahinch with his family who relocated from Ukraine over a year ago, as conflict plagued their homeland. As Grisha explains, “Changes in life often lead to unexpected opportunities.”

“We relocated to beautiful Ireland just over a year ago. This decision stemmed from our desire to build a secure future for our three children. The beautiful nature of Ireland, the friendly people, and the atmosphere of comfort made us feel protected. But upon arriving in the new country, there arose a need to create a safe space for our family,” he explains.

Grisha holds a masters degree from the Odessa Academy of Communications and he worked in programming early in his career, before creating his own company specialising in security system installations. He brings over a decade of experience to Mycctv.ie and installs surveillance systems across the country. “The name of the website reflects my goals and mission—to provide security and confidence to clients, making their lives comfortable and secure.”

Grisha offers services from small-scale projects like private homes and apartments, to larger projects such as casinos, car parks, warehouses, business centres, enterprises, and more.

In Ukraine, Grisha is credited with developing a software suite called Сheetah 2 for the national police. “This software had a significant impact on enhancing security and aiding in the fight against crime. On the first day of its operation alone, more vehicles wanted by authorities were detected than in the entire previous year,” says Grisha.

Establishing his own business in Ireland was a challenge, “especially considering my imperfect level of English” concedes Grisha. “However, the thirst to apply my experience and knowledge prevailed. Certainly, leaving our home in Ukraine and moving to Ireland raised questions about housing. But the foundation for a secure life for my children has already been laid. Starting afresh in a still somewhat unfamiliar country is very challenging, but I am supported by my loving wife and my three little angels.

“The name Mycctv.ie speaks for itself—it’s not just a surveillance installation company; it’s an innovative approach to your security and peace of mind. My goal is to create a cozy and safe place for our family while continuing to develop my business and share experiences with the local community. By creating an uncompromisingly high-quality service, I want my clients to feel confident and safe. And my family would soon be able to proudly call Ireland home.”

Visit Mycctv.ie for more information.

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