First, keep all entrances on your property secure to avoid easy access. This includes your garage, storage sheds, patio and porch entries, as well as your home. At a minimum this will discourage potential intruders.
Secondly, while on vacation, keep your home appearing occupied with the support of friends and family to remove any signs that you are away. This could include participation in a Neighborhood Watch Program.
Thirdly, set up your home with sensored lights and motion detectors to alert potential intruders that your home is protected. This will reduce the risk of forced entry while you are away having fun.
Research data has shown that these simple steps help prevent burglary while residents are away from home. By following these steps, you will be more likely to return from vacation to your home exactly as you left it.