The Business Year

Xaliq Ismayilov

AZERBAIJAN - Economy

Safety First

General Director, Safe Life

Bio

From 2003 to 2007, Xaliq Ismayilov worked as Chief Executive of Aksesuar İnşaat in Baku. He is currently the General Director of Safe Life.

TBY talks to Xaliq Ismayilov, General Director of Safe Life, on updating safety systems, the company's competitive advantages, and the European Games.

As technology improves, there is a constant need to update safety systems. How important is innovation to the strategy of Safe Life?

Safe Life has adopted an innovative and integrated approach to developing new solutions for services we provide. The security sector already makes an important contribution to the economy. Besides technological development, Safe Life also focuses on human factors, processes, and organizational and administrative issues. The company implements “turn key projects,” provides electrical, mechanical, and automatized systems, and realizes the integration of these different systems in one complete operating system. For example, in our new project, the administrative building of Azersu ASC, we have optimized building performance and functionality, and made it possible to monitor and control through a single, manageable platform. We have integrated Access Control, FAS (Fire Alarm), CCTV, and facility management systems there.

Safe Life offers a range of services in Azerbaijan. What are some of the company’s competitive advantages?

One of the main points of our success is that we use advanced technological and innovative solutions in our systems, such as building management systems, building and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), automation, and smart home systems. HVAC is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. Building control technologies help to meet comfort and safety requirements, while the building management system is able to control ventilation, lighting, and power, fire, and security systems in one integrated management platform. The smart home system is the residential extension of building management systems. It is automation of the home, housework, and housekeeping activity.

A number of international partners maintain ties with Safe Life. How would you describe these partnerships, and what is their impact on the company?

Safe Life is working on a better future. Our company provides innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of sector. The professional team and strong international collaborations are driving force of our company. One of the achievements in 2014 is new partnership with Honeywell’s Life Safety, Security and Automation branches. Honeywell is well-known global company, which brings world-class products and services to different sectors.

What are some of the most exciting upcoming projects for Safe Life?

Since 2007, Safe Life has executed a couple of projects in various fields, including the industrial sector. The major goal in these projects was to combine quality and professionalism. Our strong portfolio helps us to participate in projects that meet high international standards. Nowadays, Safe Life is contractor of such magnificent projects like Azersu Tower, National Health Centre, Narimanov Parking, Qarayev Parking, Tufandag Sport and Recreation Centre, and Haydar Mosque.

The European Games are approaching and the safety of the participants, visitors, and locations is of primary importance. How has Safe Life contributed to the development of this international event?

Organizing international events always takes priority in our foreign strategy. It offers a great opportunity for targeting our country and show the rapid development of country. We have developed security systems in Palace of Hand Games and European Games 2015 Organization Committee.

What CSR programs have Safe Life implemented in 2014 and how successful have they been?

For their own safety, consumers must understand certain norms and standards expected in an emergency. For 2015, Safe Life is planning social projects in this area. A good security awareness program should be taught to employees about corporate policies and procedures in any kind of emergency.

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