leaving for vacation, take steps to secure your home while you are away.
the thumbturn from your Captive Thumbturn Deadbolt so that a thief can't break
a window and unlock a door to get in your home.
be overly communicative about your vacation schedule or even your day-to-day schedule.
tell people you aren't home on the outgoing message of your answering machine.
timers on indoor lights, televisions and radios; specifically, look for timers
with random patterns that suggest movement and activity in the house.
police to check your street often
locks on doors and windows, including garage and pet doors.
new, quality, long-lasting light bulbs
close all shades and curtains; it will be too obvious that you are away
a trusted neighbor or friend to pick up your mail and check the inside and outside
of your house every day.