There is nothing more secure than having people at home while you're away. Get a house sitter.
Chris & Ant
retired, free to travel, have been self employed till age 6o &55 then left to work in Europe where we were estate managers of a 16th century country estate, we arranged all maintenance , ground work and household , we also had sheep, horses, ducks and dogs and cats that we looked after. Both of us are triple vacced, we have owned our own homes for over 45yrs, non smokers