While at home, most civilians respond to an unfamiliar sound heard at night, as standard. Just turn on the light throughout the house. However, one should learn to act in such cases in accordance with the rules that guide professional military and security experts when it is necessary to check a house or building.
Self-checking a private house with weapons in hand in case of penetration of a burglar or an intruder.
With the lights off, the advantage will be on your side. Since you know your home much better than the intruder, you can move around quickly and quietly. While in the dark he will stumble on different objects and create noise.
If you don’t have a weapon and you suspect that a robber or an intruder has entered your house, call the police and leave your house. His inspection and verification in such a situation will be advisable only with weapons in hand. Do not turn on the light during inspection. You will have enough street lighting or, if you need to light a room, a flashlight. In extreme cases, if such a need arises, turn on the light only for a short time and only in one room at a time.
The very first actions in the event of a suspicious situation in a private house.
Close the door.
Take a weapon.
Turn off the light.
Call the police.
Schematic algorithm of independent verification of a private house in the event of the penetration of a burglar or an attacker.
The procedure for independent verification of a private house in the event of the penetration of a burglar or an attacker.
Moving along the walls and holding a weapon in your hand, slowly and calmly inspect all corners. Their verification is carried out by the method of “slicing the pie”, which is used by the military. It allows you to quickly and safely look around the entire room, taking steps to this side and moving in a semicircle, because of which the enemy can not suddenly attack you.
Look and direct the barrel of the weapon in the direction you are moving. Check each “piece of cake”, looking down and the gun’s barrel from bottom to top. To check the doorway using the “pie” method, inspect as much of the adjoining room as possible.
Go through the doorway quickly and immediately take a step to the side. After that, press your back against the wall and examine the corners located on your left and right. Criminals often shoot in the direction of the doorways, so they should be checked as soon as possible.
After you have checked each room, do not forget to look into all those places where the enemy could hide. Including sofas and tables and beds.
Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.