Regardless of how long you think you'll be gone, make sure to lock your doors. It may be shocking, but many home invasions and burglaries occur by intruders walking through the front door that was left open. A thief can take plenty of valuables in minutes.
One effective home security trick you can use is by installing outdoor motion sensor lights. Thieves like to commit crimes when no one can see. The most important parts of your home to light are all of its potential access points. Some examples include first story windows, garages, doorways and porches.
Don't allow the wires of your home security system to be visible to others. You don't want a burglar to get access to them a