The arrival of the holidays might mean a departure from your home, if you're one of the who travels this time of year.
And while those security systems, motion sensitive lights, or a menacing "beware of dog" sign may offer a sense of peace while you're away, experts say they should really be a cause for concern.
According to company, not all security measures are created equal. The English insurance agency polled 25 former burglars (read: the experts), who indicated that loud noises, like a dog barking or an alarm beeping, were some of the most effective security measures, along with movement-activated lights and security cameras.
On the other hand, "beware of dog signs" and leaving the lights on are the least effective, the survey said.
Check out the infographic below for more insight on how to keep your home safe.