We were finally able to take an extended vacation after always taking a week at a time. On a hunch I decided to purchase a Ring Doorbell due to having a new person take care of our pet. For additional peace of mind I added another couple timers and notified the police department we would be gone for two weeks. The second night we were gone the alert on my Ring app went off at 3 am showing motion at the door. When I opened the app, there were two police officers telling me our garage door and our man door to the house was open. I told them through the ring that it should have been closed and the only one that had permission to the home was the pet sitter. They asked for permission to go in the home and I allowed it. After a couple minutes they verified that it was a mistake and the door was left open by accident. I gave them the code for the door and they closed it. The next morning we called the sitter and explained the situation and told her each time she came to the house to verify everything was ok and then push the doorbell. We live in an area that is patrolled heavily and we have low crime, but I feel we really dodged a bullet on this one. Next time we go on vacation I will install a system for monitoring the garage door through an app and probably get a security system. I have to say I am glad I got the Ring Doorbell it made us feel more secure.