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Can you be more specific about the circumstances involved here? Are these people entering in your absence? Do you have any signs posted? Do you know who is entering your premises? Has anything been taken or has there been property damage inside of your home due to these people who entered?
Thanks for the reply. If someone comes into your residence without your permission and authority, that's trespassing, and it is a criminal offense. If they come in with the intent to commit any sort of a crime inside your premises, that's a burglary, which is also a criminal offense.
If you are renting, you can report this to the landlord and/or the building manager. You can also report the crime to the police. However, you're correct that they may think you are imagining the incidents unless you can show evidence that this is happening. And, of course, nobody can be arrested for this unless you know who is doing it.
The obvious solution is what you've already said. Turn on your security system at night. That's when you're most vulnerable anyway. And, of course, turn it on when you're not home. Some inexpensive home surveillance cameras would also be of use here. Armed with results from these both your management and the police can stop these acts.