History

In business since 1987, RF Technologies is a leading provider of safety and security solutions for healthcare, senior living, hospitality, education, and related markets, leveraging radio frequency identification (RFID) and real-time locating system (RTLS) technologies. The RF Technologies brand family includes CODE ALERT® call and wander management systems, SAFE PLACE® patient security systems, HELP ALERT® mobile panic alarm systems, EXACTRACK® equipment location systems, and SENSATEC® fall management products. With more than 10,000 installations nationwide, RFT was first in the industry to offer remote monitoring, RF consulting, 24/7 technical support by internal staff specialists, and a nationwide service team.

The company was founded by CEO Glen Jonas, whose career began at manufacturing companies Square D, Allis Chalmers, and Johnson Controls. Following his years in manufacturing, Jonas spent 15 years in the field consulting, during which time he gained significant exposure to the hospital and senior living industries. At the time, Jonas was intrigued to discover that although the senior care market was rapidly expanding, there were few providers of wander management solutions to help caregivers keep these individuals safe. That revelation formed the basis for CODE ALERT, RFT’s first product.

“During the first 10-15 years,” Jonas relates, “product ideas came mainly from customers. For example, in June of 1989 I received a call from a hospital asking if RFT’s CODE ALERT system could be adapted to protect babies while they were away from the nursery.”  In fact, says Jonas, I still have the memo I wrote asking my engineering staff whether RFT could meet this need—this is the origin of SAFE PLACE, RFT’s infant and pediatric security solution.”

Here at RFT, it makes us especially proud that we are enhancing the lives and the well-being of others.

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