1. A method for detecting a transmission device within a set area, the method when executed in a processing system causes the processing system to execute the steps comprising:receiving information regarding said transmission device, said information comprising at least one characteristics of said transmission device including at least one of: a code and a biometric indication;
transmitting a signal to the transmission device based on the received information of the transmission device, said signal causing a change in an operational status of the transmission device;
detecting at least one transmission from the transmission device, said at least one transmission provided in response to said change in operational status of the transmission device, said at least one transmission representing at least a hand-off process transmission;
establishing a communication link with the transmission device to control subsequent transmission from the transmission device based on the hand-off process transmission;
extracting information associated with the transmission device contained in the detected at least one transmission;
processing the extracted information of said transmission device, wherein said extracted information includes event notification information, wherein said event notification information includes at least one of: personnel under duress event, an emergency event, a medical event, an assistance required event, a fire detection event, a police required event, a change in a location event, an exit from a space event, an entry into a space event, a biometric event, a change in a biometric event, an unauthorized movement event, a scheduling event, a scheduled event, a scheduled movement event, a communication activity event, a communication attempt event, and a theft event;
determining an action to be performed depending on the processed event notification information; and
monitoring transmission from the transmission device and the determined action.