Hmm, what if it was me? =========== Well, I have two dogs that are inside the house. The female is quite sensitive, I call her my Early Warning System. She'll call out at night or day if someone is on the sidewalk across the street. The male is more circumspect and will wait until the person is on our sidewalk. What usually happens is the female wakes me up. I then put on my Rx glasses and pick up my flashlight. How fast I hurry depends if the male sings out. If he doesn't, I open the quick-access safe and extract my HD pistol & then mosey through the house, checking the windows for what it was that alerted the pooch(es). If the male does sing out, I do it more quickly and move much faster. When folks come inside the front or back yard fence lines, the dogs get quite agitated. The few times this has happened at night, I have had the old adrenaline dump and wife & I both moved: me to check things out, wife to collect kiddos & bring back to MBR. =============== So, "what if it was me" depends on how fast the SWATties move before they kick down the door. If they wait more than a few seconds to bust in after coming down the street or approaching the fence line, the pooches will have given enough warning so that me & my wife are awake and that I am armed. Once they get close to the house, the dogs are going to go bonkers and wife & I will likely be in the middle of our respective duties. When they try to remove the secured screen door, it will create quite a ruckus and I expect doggies to be jumping through their 4th point of contact. =============== Given my experience & training with Uncle Sam, my poochies would definitely have me awake & alert before door-kicking began. I have these dogs partly for their heightened senses & sensitivities and I do not admonish them when they sign out at folks. Now, if the dogs were somehow out of the picture, the first inkling that something was going down would be the SWATties trying to break the screen door, which opens OUT and is secured. It will make a ruckus.