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Let the Police know! This is a great service that the City does. You go to the police station and fill out a form saying how long you will be away and what cars will be in the driveway, and the Police will do drive-by's and even walk the perimeter of your house while you are away.
Let your neighbors know! Make sure your neighbors know when you will be away and when you will be returning.
Driveway - let your neighbor park their car in your driveway while you are away.
Keep a light on - Putting a light or two on timers is a good idea. I also like to have a radio playing (talk, not music).
Stop your paper/mail - A bunch of newspapers sitting on your front step is a pretty good sign that you are not home. Stop them or have someone pick them up.