Tim Reilly REM Fire Systems


Field technicians were unable to generate electronic reports in the field, because the internet was so slow and unreliable, making it impossible to connect wirelessly back to the office or transmit data. Techs were having to document reports by hand and then document electronically once they were back inside the office. On top of that, their phone lines were scratchy and noisy, they were copper lines that were no longer being maintained. REM needed a permanent switch for both problems.


Business Simple solved both of REM’s problems through Northland’s robust fiber optic network, technology, and commitment to success.


By making the switch to Northland, REM Fire Systems were now able to complete their reports in the field and digitally transmit them back to the office, creating efficiency, eliminating redundancy and data entry errors.

“Life safety equipment.” That’s how Tim Reilly, Vice President of REM Fire Systems, Inc., describes what his company provides across New York State. Family-owned and operated since 1969, Tim understands the importance of technology to enable business growth. “Without having a reliable phone and Internet service our work simply wouldn’t be possible.” The Business Simple Bundle from Northland Communications provides small businesses the opportunity to tap into a fast, powerful, locally maintained fiber-optic network for phone and Internet. When REM Fire Systems made the switch to Northland, “reliability, utilization, and speed went from a 1 to a 10.”

REM Fire Systems, Inc. provides quality fire protection for businesses including fire alarms and sprinkler systems. Before installation, field techs are required to blueprint the business from top to bottom and generate a report to document where the fire safety equipment is located within a client’s facility. Tim describes how important accuracy is and that the collection process has “extreme data associated with it. They can’t miss a little nook or cranny anyplace.”

Prior to switching to Northland’s Business Simple Bundle, REM technicians hand-wrote reports and manually entered data when they returned to the office. Techs were unable to generate electronic reports in the field due to their Internet service being slow and unreliable

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Our Business Simple solution is the ultimate phone and internet bundled package. It powers your business with our fast, reliable, and secure fiber internet that is dedicated to you and your business. 

> Unlimited Local + Domestic Calling
> Caller ID
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