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

1995

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

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.

1988

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

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.

1987

RFT was founded in 1987

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