1987

Founder and current owner, Glenn F. Jonas, organized the company in Milwaukee, WI with the mission to provide security products for healthcare markets using RF technology, and wireless monitoring and controls.

History of RFT

2017
October 10

1987

Founder and current owner, Glenn F. Jonas, organized the company in Milwaukee, WI with the mission to provide security products for healthcare markets using RF technology, and wireless monitoring and controls.

October 10

1988

1988 – LASATA Nursing Home (Cedarburg, WI), became RFT’s first customer with its purchase of our Wander Management Solution.

October 10

1993

First version of a fall prevention product was developed (patented with 17 claims). Work began on the industry’s first RFID infant security system: SAFE PLACE® Infant Security Solution with alarming band.

October 10

1995

A new wireless nurse call system – Quick Response® – was released for use in assisted living and senior care communities.

October 10

1997

The SENSATEC® Fall Management product line, designed to alert staff members of potential fall risk before an incident, was introduced.

October 10

2002

RFT entered the Real-Time Locationing Systems (RTLS) asset tracking marketplace with acquisition of PinPoint Company of Boston, MA.

October 10

2004

The SAFE PLACE® Elopement Management Solution was launched to reduce elopement risk in emergency departments and acute care.

October 10

2005

New clinical education and development teams were put in place to help customers learn and launch their SAFE PLACE® systems.

October 10

2007

CODE WATCH® transmitter released – a discreet, lightweight and water-resistant transmitter for our Wander Management Solution.

October 10

2010

CODE ALERT® Quick Response Premiere Wireless Call Solution receives certification to ANSI/UL 1069, Edition 7 for Hospital Signaling and Nurse Call Equipment.

October 10

2011

Rebranded CODE ALERT® Wireless Call Solution into three (3) distinct options: Quick Response® Premiere, Plus and S – enabling senior living communities to customize a solution to meet their price point.

October 10

2012

Introduced the Touchpad Exit Controller (TEC) for monitoring doors in CODE ALERT® Wander Management and SAFE PLACE® systems. A discreet, LED touchpad turns off when not in use, helping the controller blend into the environment.

October 10

2016

Sleek new Quick Touch® pendant offers improved aesthetics and peace of mind for residents, while the new RFT Cares® smartphone app enables caregivers to efficiently receive, acknowledge and classify alarms. Quick Response® Prime Wireless Nurse Call Solution introduced to deliver the benefits of a fully-featured system at an affordable price

October 10

2017

RFT celebrates its 30th year in business, still focused on providing innovative safety and security solutions for healthcare, senior living, hospitality, and education.