Attic & Hatches home
Access to your attic should be inside your
security perimeter; in the garage or an interior space. If you
have an external access door, consider having it professionally
removed and the opening permanently sealed; there is no
effective way to adequately secure such an opening.
The same applies to hatches to crawl spaces (externally-applied
padlocks are much too easy to defeat to provide any but the most
temporary security), and outside hatchways to basements
(although modern all-steel hatchways usually are capable of
being adequately secured from inside, and not very vulnerable to
manipulation or defeat from outside).