History

RFT has been in business since 1987. We are a technology company that focuses on using radio frequency to help keep patients and residents safe in healthcare environments. Glen Jonas who founded the company saw a need to help prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia residents from wandering away from their caretakers and our first product CODE ALERT® was born.

Jonas says, “product ideas came mainly from our customers. For example, in June 1989 I received a call from a hospital asking if our CODE ALERT system could be adapted to protect babies while they were away from the nursery and this is the origin of SAFE PLACE®.”

As a technology company we are keenly aware that product support is extremely critical to keep our customers happy. Today we have over 10,000 installed systems in the marketplace and a major reason for our success is our ability to get our products installed and properly maintained for our customers.

Young Glenn

History of RFT

2017

2017

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

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…

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.

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.

2010

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

2007

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

2005

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

2004

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

2002

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

1997

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