How to tell if someone is in your house? And what to do when an intruder’s in your home? First, let’s make sure there really is someone in the house. But you should be very quiet in case there’s a burglar. Look outside the house to search for traces.
Can you see anything suspicious? Is there an unknown vehicle close to your house? Maybe you can spot some footsteps or a broken window? Was the fence gate open? There might also be hints inside the house. But be careful if you’re looking for them: make sure you can’t be seen. Maybe there’re some lights off that are usually on. Or maybe there’s some mud on the floor that wasn’t there before.
Listen carefully to the sounds. Maybe you can hear some footsteps or movement, or the creak of a door. If it looks like there really is someone in your house, your next step is to try to get out of the house to be safe. Most break-ins happen when a house is empty, but it’s always best to be prepared for the worst case scenario. Here are some safety tips about how to handle this frightening situation.