Be Prepared

Work out a safety plan with your family in case of an emergency or break in while in the house.
Nominate members to different tasks:
Eg: father activates the panic while extracting child 1 from bedroom while mother extracts child 2 from bedroom and retreats back to either a safe bedroom or bathroom. Lock the door.
A bath is a safe shelter.
Stay together and always keep a cellphone and torch with you.
If father is armed AND trained, neutralise the intruder when he attacks. Don’t leave your family alone and go towards the threat, as you don’t know how many intruders or how heavily they are armed or equipped.
Remember, you cannot protect your family when you are dead. It’s not the movies!