According to British insurers – the Co-operative – leaving the lights on and placing warning signs around your property, does not put off the most determined of burglars.

25 former burglars were surveyed as part of their research and they have concluded that loud noises, movement-activated lights and security cameras were the most effective deterrents. Less effective measures included “beware of dog” signs and lights being left on at night.

Check out the info-graphic below for the full findings and some tips on how to protect your home, based on the testimony of convicted burglars.

Effective Burglar Deterants