2) If you’ve a great neighbour or friend, use them
We’ll look at a number of steps you can take to minimise the chances of a burglary without any human intervention, but there’s nothing like having someone actually watch over the place for you.
60% of burglaries take place when the property is left empty so the more you can make the place looked occupied, the better. Even simple things like bringing your bin back in after bin day and making sure junk mail doesn’t accumulate will help.
If they’re able to park a car on your drive and move the curtains about every few days, even better.
Having a trusted third party with spare keys would also help in the unfortunate event that a pipe bursts or access is needed for any other reason while you’re away.