canadafreepress has published an article on house sitters and home security by security specialist Frank Fourchalk
"Leaving a house unoccupied often or for a long stretch is one of the biggest risk factors for getting burglarized.
So if you're thinking of taking an extended vacation or plan to leave your home unattended for several weeks, why not consider a house-sitter? A house-sitter is a person who lives in and cares for a house while the regular occupant is away..."
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