With Video Analytics, central station operators or an end user can be alerted to events including a person, vehicle, or other objects. Intelligent video event filtering and video alarm verification reduce false alarms while decreasing operator workload. With video verification responding officers are more equip to respond to an alarm. Analytics can determine the difference between a animal, human, or vehicle. When a pre-specified object is detected in an unauthorized area, a digital alarm signal is sent via the Internet to the monitoring center with a 10-second, full-color video clip including pre-alarm video, camera ID, time, type of alarm (person/vehicle), and site ID. Upon viewing the video clip, the operator can quickly determine whether people or vehicles have entered the alarm zone and verify or nullify the alarm. The same clip may be sent to the end user’s email and retrieved via the internet or smart phone.