As embarrassing as it is to admit, my incompetence in the kitchen provided an inadvertent test of our Life Shield security system. A pan of burning bacon smoked up the whole kitchen and set of the security alarm. (Interesting side note: the smoke detectors that came with the house didn’t go off, even though I’d just changed the batteries. Now I’m really glad we have Life Shield!) In less than a minute, we’d received phone calls on both my cell and my wife’s phone, so now we know we’ll get a quick response in an actual emergency.