This is a critical situation and can be potentially life threatening. Burglars often choose to break into an empty house, but they may not be aware that there’s actually someone in the house. Some burglars may also be armed and they break into a house, whether it is occupied or not. You should know that burglars are often skilled, smart and physically ready to deal with threats. Homeowners are often at severe disadvantage, because they are not well prepared and surprised by the sudden home invasion. You shouldn’t assume that all burglars will immediately flee when you suddenly turn on the light or make a loud noise. Some will actually seek the incapacitate you, so they are able to rob your possessions.
It is important for you to know how to properly confront the intruder, because it can be a matter of life and death. Even if they have a loaded gun, many average homeowners hesitate to aim it to someone and pull the trigger. It is acceptable to feel hesitation, because shooting at someone is a serious matter and you don’t want to make a mistake. When you feel a glimpse of hesitation, it is important to keep a safe distance with the burglar. When he steps forward, you should also take a step back to maintain the distance. The burglar can sense your hesitation and try to grab your gun. After a few minutes, you should be able to see whether the person is threatening or not. If he seems to be very aggressive, any local law should allow you to take self defense measures and fire the gun.
There are many tools that you can choose to protect yourself, such as tasers and MACE. In general, you don’t really need to have a gun in your house if you can use any available tool effectively. You should also have a room where you can take refuge and there’s no way for the burglar to break into it until the police officers arrive. The door to the room can be made from strong, thick hardwood or metal. There should be reliable locks that can be operated from the inside. It means that even if the burglar is using a heavy object for a battering ram, he still won’t be able to break through. In the room, there should be a spare smartphone that can be used to call the local police and neighbours. The phone should contain a direct phone number to the local police station, so you don’t need to access in the contact page, which will be quite time consuming.
There should be a wireless security system, so you can tell whether there’s someone who is entering your house through the door or windows. Often, burglars get inside your house during the night and you don’t have the time to get prepared. If you are living in a high risk area, it is a good idea to lock your room to safeguard your safety.