In this paper, the authors explore a number of improvements made on Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems which allow them to be successfully used for automated surveillance. Even telecontrol operators who have limited experience with computers were able to employ the system without any difficulties. Other advances made by taking advantage of the strongest features of embedded and multi-agent system technologies are also featured in this paper. These developments have been tested in a true industrial environment. Positive results and feedback have been provided by the tests.