Make sure you don’t announce that your home will be vacant on social media. This can invite thieves who are looking out to empty homes. Wait until you get home to post your vacation pictures. Also, have a friend or neighbor pick up your mail while you are gone. You can also have your mail temporarily stopped at usps.com. It is also smart to leave you blinds and curtains at their normal levels and to unplug your appliances before your leave.
Finally, don’t leave that spare key under your doormat or fake rock out front. Criminals know what to look for so don’t make it easy for them to get into you home.