There is nothing more secure than having people at home while you're away. Get a house sitter.
Sincere sitter from NZ
I am a teacher from New Zealand who is spending six months in the UK to undertake postgraduate study in education. I own my home in New Zealand and over the years have had a number of pets including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and fish.
I would love the opportunity to take care of your home and pets while you are away.