If you're someone who takes long vacations and worries about the safety of your home while you're away, then you should take some precautions. Burglars will
Cease Newspaper Delivery
If you get newspapers delivered to your home, you should contact the delivery service and have them stop delivering during the time-frame that you're away. It would be a good idea to also ask a neighbor or a friend to drop by and check to see if the papers were left. Sometimes the delivery service doesn't abide by your request. Also, there are random supermarket fliers, as well as other advertisements that you have no control over, which might be dropped on your front step You could have your neighbor or friend pick them up.
Sound Activated Artificial Dog
Time Activated Lights
You don't want to leave the lights on. A criminal who is watching from the street will find it odd that the lights in a bedroom, kitchen, or living room
Outdoor Security Cameras
Finally, you should install security cameras on the exterior of your home. This will be a major deterrent. Even if the burglar suspects that the home is empty, they won't want to risk being on camera. Install the cameras over the front door, the rear door, and on the fascia so that they cover the ground floor windows. Any point of access to the house should have a camera aimed at it.
While you can get tiny, unobtrusive cameras, it is probably best to pick cameras that are visible. You want thieves to see the camera. Part of their power is that they deter criminals. You can get cameras that have a blinking light, which signifies that they are actually working and not a dummy camera meant for show.
The newer security cameras can record footage to the cloud. This is a great improvement over