My hubby and I spend time between more than one house… We spend approximately half the year at each single house.
- We remain in the north from sometime in early May to the end of October.
And then, we will head south for the next numerous months. With our living arrangements, the two of us get to like the best weather in both locations. So we are able to avoid the summertime heat plus humidity down south. And we avoid the snow plus sub zero Winter temperatures in the north. However, taking care of more than one house is a big worry. And we stress over the pipes being too cold in our empty place if something should go wrong with the heater. We are always worried over fire, flooding, and even break-ins. We finally invested in a condo automation system for each residence. This system includes a smart thermostat, carbon monoxide detector, smoke detector, and even moisture sensors. It has all all sorts of security features, and as part of the security system, the condo is equipped with glass breakage sensors and surveillance cameras. It also has automated door locks, and if someone should enter the house, they have a small window of time to punch in a security code before the alarm sounds! My hubby and I get notified right away. And unless it is a false alarm, the authorities are dispatched. We also have the ability to keep an eye on both houses and that’s because of the surveillance cameras. At any time, the two of us can watch a live video stream through our PCs or our tablets or smartphone. The whole automation system has given us much greater comfort and efficiency. It’s really made the process of going back and forth between more than one property easier for us.