Intelligent cameras from Lumenera Corporation of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, enhance the ability to detect potential threats and events in real time. Onboard video analytics heighten the effectiveness of digital video surveillance by offering automated, real-time detection, tracking, and analysis of objects of interest. A digital signal processor in each camera provides the ability to distribute intelligence throughout the surveillance network. Setup and rule creation is fast and user friendly via the intuitive software interface. New features can be added to the cameras with software updates as they become available.