You can’t stick around to monitor your home in person 24/7, so it’s important to create a plan for when you’re vacationing or away for an extended amount of time. First, pause your mail delivery until you return. If thieves notice mail is being dropped off, but no one’s picking it up your home may be empty. Consider a house sitter to live in your home while you’re away or trick thieves into thinking your home by turning smart lights on and off. And if you’re away for a while, arrange for lawn care. Most importantly, when you’re away don’t share your whereabouts on social media. Thieves are always waiting for a sign that you’re not home.