Police say the men, one of whom was carrying a suspected firearm and another a knife, forced their way into a house at Burneys Mews in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim around 2.25 am this morning.
The gang threatened the occupants before leaving.
Nothing was taken during the incident.
Although those in the house were not injured, they were left shaken by their ordeal.
Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on the 101 n0n emergency number.