Given the one size fits all problem, I have an idea.
If you think that you might need to go outside and search - get some friends with airsoft guns. Have one of two of them be outside noise makers and wait for you outside when you go to search. Their job is to either be obvious outside or hide (as if they heard you come out).
You need to find them, engage, retreat or whatever seems reasonable.
Same for them - flee from you, engage you - whatever.
That might give you something to think about when you say you will do XYZ.