Do you have major anxiety when not at your vacation home? Are you anxious about whether everything is okay? Have your pipes burst? Has someone broken in? What about making it appear that someone is there even when you’re not?
The New York Times has an article on technology that can help ease that anxiety by allowing you to monitor and control different systems within your second home (they could also be used on your primary home while you’re at your second home to avoid the same types of anxiety and let you worry less and relax more).