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Finding a certified, experienced locksmith is no easy task. Sure, dozens of companies out there will dispatch an indifferent “technician” that offers “quick” solutions when you lose your keys. But when it comes to protecting your home and your business, cheap locks and part-time contractors just won’t cut it. Arrowhead Lock & Safe stands out as the most trusted name in security solutions and products in Georgia in an industry known for poor service and mediocre locksmiths.

Established in 1973, Arrowhead Lock & Safe is a locally owned locksmith and control access firm. Having protected homeowners and business professionals in metro Acworth for decades, we have built our reputation on exemplary service and the highest quality security products available. Unlike other locksmith companies, we carry all of the major brands that you know and trust to protect your family and your business, including:

  • Medeco
  • Arrow
  • Schlage
  • Keymark
  • Kwikset
  • Mul-T-Lock,
  • Sargent
  • Baldwin

As a comprehensive locksmith repair center and dealer, we also own an on-site lock shop to serve our clients better. That way, we can assist with your day-to-day needs like re-keying, cutting keys, and repairing locks. So whether you’re looking for a brand-new security platform for your business or simply need a new set of keys for your storage unit, we are here to help. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with every service we offer.

Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Arrowhead Lock & Safe:

  • Our residential and commercial locksmiths in Acworth are bonded, licensed, insured, and ready to work hard.
  • Every professional locksmith is vetted via interviews and background checks.
  • We offer a wide range of locksmith services, from simple fixes to multi-step security system installations.
  • We carry a huge stock of premium, name-brand security hardware.
  • Our prices are affordable, and our quotes are 100% free of charge.
  • We aim to go the extra mile for ALL of our customers. It’s just the way we do business!

Residential Locksmith Services: Keeping Your Home and Family Safe

Though home appraisers may disagree, the value of your home isn’t defined by the four walls and roofs that cover a property. The real value of your home lies within those walls where your family eats, sleeps, and plays. When it comes to the safety of your family and the security of your valuables, having quality locks installed on your home is paramount. When your home has lackluster locks and minimal protection, the things that you hold closest to your heart are at risk.

That is why having a dependable residential locksmith in Acworth is so important – to ensure that your home is protected and that your family is safe from intruders. When you have problems with the locks on your home, you need a solution quickly. When you call Arrowhead Lock & Safe, know that our locksmiths will work efficiently and tirelessly until your home is secure. Whether your home’s locks need to be repaired or you need to consult with us about an integrated security system, our skilled locksmiths are available when you need them the most.

We offer a variety of residential locksmith services to preserve your peace of mind seven days a week, 365 days a year:

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Re-Keying Services

Does your home have a complicated lock setup that requires you to use different keys for different doors? Perhaps a former babysitter still has a key to your home. Whatever your reasons, our team of seasoned locksmiths will come to your home, re-key your locks in an efficient manner, and leave you feeling more secure in your house.

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New Lock Installation

Your home is only as safe as the locks that you have on your doors. As your locks age or when you are the victim of a security threat, you may feel that it’s time to install new locks on the doors of your home. This can be long, laborious, and complicated for the average homeowner. For that reason, many clients trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe to handle the hard work for them. When you arrange for new lock installation, one of our experienced residential locksmiths will come to your home and install new locks on your doors. Once we’re done, we’ll make sure your family has enough keys to open your new locks.

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High-Security Lock Installation

If you are a homeowner who has experienced a break-in or want to take additional steps to secure your assets, high-security locks are a great solution. We offer a wide variety of locks from a plethora of major brands. We are fully equipped to meet your needs, whether you’re interested in more traditional lock systems with high key differs or pry resistant lock technology.

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Access Control System Installation:

If you feel like you need an extra layer security and want to make sure that only certain individuals have access to your home, an access control system is a great solution to your problem. Whether you are interested in electronic or magnetic locks or have been looking to install a password-protected system, our team of experts can help. Contact our office today for a free consultation to learn more about your access control system options in Georgia.

Commercial Locksmith Services: Protecting Your Customers and Your Business

If you are a business owner in Georgia, you have the weighty responsibility of protecting your patrons and securing your businesses’ assets. The most common way for entrepreneurs to keep their business safe is by having a commercial locksmith in Acworth install quality, reliable locks on every entry point of your storefront. But, unfortunately, many business owners take the least amount of effort necessary when it comes to protecting their business.

Whether you own several franchise locations or have a single storefront, it only takes one break-in to make you realize the importance of installing high-quality locks for your commercial property. Sadly, at that point, it’s too late – your ability to provide for your family and pay your bills has been compromised. For that reason alone, it’s always better to be proactive about your businesses’ security rather than reactive.

At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, our commercial door lock services are designed to ensure that your assets and your customers are protecting 24-hours a day, seven days a week. We will always take the time to walk you through your options, explaining the pros and cons of each security solution so that you can make an informed decision. With a wide range of security offerings and a reliable team of commercial locksmith experts on your side, choosing the right security setup is easy, efficient, and affordable.

Here are just a few of the commercial services we offer, all set up and installed by a certified, highly-trained commercial locksmith in Acworth:

Commercial Door Locks

Installing high-quality door locks for your business is one of the best ways to protect your assets and your commercial property. At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, we offer many commercial door lock options from the best brands in our industry. From reliable maintenance service on your current Grade 3 locks to new Grade 1 commercial door lock installation, our team of commercial locksmiths is ready to help.

Commercial Door Lock Repair

If your businesses’ locks are old and need proper maintenance or corrective repair services, it’s always best to work with a team of experts. From re-keying services to fixing stuck or broken locks, our commercial locksmiths are only a phone call away.

Alarm Systems

Commercial alarms for businesses are more complex than their residential relatives, and for a good reason. Our cutting-edge alarm systems are great for preventing and interrupting break-ins, notifying the authorities, and act as an important addition to any business that wants enhanced security.

Security Cameras

A commercial-grade CCTV system installed by Arrowhead Lock & Safe allows you to monitor all activities that take place under your businesses’ roof. Having security cameras installed around your business gives you added peace of mind and evidence for the police if a break-in occurs. Having visible security cameras can also help deter criminals and prevent suspicious activity from ever taking place. With remote monitoring capability on your smart device, you can check in on your storefront any time of the night or day, from just about any location.

Access Control Systems

Having the ability to control every one of your businesses’ locks is a proactive, cost-efficient way to protect your customers and your assets. With a commercial-grade control access system from Arrowhead Lock & Safe, business owners can easily restrict certain areas within their store, prevent physical key duplication, record entry history, and even simplify employee turnover.

Commercial Door Installation

Entryways can be especially vulnerable, but Arrowhead Lock and Safe know how to select and install the best doors for your business. When you add remote control access features, business owners can open other structures like motorized fences, large parking gates, and even barriers.

ANSI Door Lock Grades Explained

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) grading system was developed years ago to standardize a testing procedure to measure the durability and strength of a door lock. This grading system applies to both residential and commercial door locks. Composed of three different grades, the ANSI grading system gives homeowners and business owners a good idea of lock quality and reliability. ANSI examines six different qualities to determine a lock’s grade:

  • Strength Cycles – How many uses a lock can withstand before a replacement lock is needed)
  • Operational – This refers to a door’s ability to latch when it is closed
  • Security – The effectiveness of the lock’s security
  • Material – What kind of material is the lock made of?
  • Finish – Satin, nickel-plated, bronze, etc.

Grade 1 Locks

These locks offer the highest level of security and are most often used by institutions like hospitals, schools, and even museums. These locks also have the highest life expectancy, though they can be much more complex and require an expert residential or commercial locksmith in cityname to install. In today’s day and age, many more homeowners are opting for Grade 1 locks (like electronic locks) for the most peace of mind. This classification of lock must hold up against 800,000 cycles, six door strikes and a 360-pound weight test.

Grade 2 Locks

These locks are great for residential areas with more foot traffic, like a door that leads to an apartment complex or suite of rooms. These locks can also suffice for small businesses that need a higher level of security than Grade 3 locks. Use these locks when you want to secure access to areas with valuable equipment or sensitive documents. This classification of lock requires 400,000 cycles, four door strikes, and a 250-pound weight test.

Grade 3 Locks

This grade of lock is best suited for residential purposes and is considered standard door hardware. This kind of lock is the least expensive and should never be used in a high-traffic area like a lobby or storefront. However, these locks would be suitable for areas without much foot traffic like storage closets or areas without expensive merchandise. Because these locks are easiest to bypass, consider upgrading your Grade 3 locks with anti-bump and anti-pick technology. This classification of lock requires 200,000 lock cycles, two door strikes, and a 150-pound weight test.

Protect Your Home or Business Today

A famous animator and movie director once said: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” This quote rings especially true when it comes to protecting your home or business with the best security solutions in Georgia. If you’re worried about the safety of your family or the wealth that you have worked so hard to create, contact our office today at 404-351-4331 for a free consultation. When you trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe, you can rest easy knowing your most precious belongings are safe and secure.

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Which Acworth Businesses Got PPP Loans

ACWORTH, GA — Applications for the federal Paycheck Protection Program have closed after benefiting more than 11.8 million pandemic-stricken businesses, including many in Acworth. The Paycheck Protection Program started in April 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), and was extended until May 31, 2021. There were 416,058 PPP loans approved in Georgia in 2021 alone, according to the Small Business Administration. The total 2021 amount approved was $11,056,741,932. Loan appli...

ACWORTH, GA — Applications for the federal Paycheck Protection Program have closed after benefiting more than 11.8 million pandemic-stricken businesses, including many in Acworth.

The Paycheck Protection Program started in April 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), and was extended until May 31, 2021.

There were 416,058 PPP loans approved in Georgia in 2021 alone, according to the Small Business Administration. The total 2021 amount approved was $11,056,741,932.

Loan applications were processed through banks and other traditional lenders, with the SBA backing the resulting loans. Around $800 billion in loans were approved nationwide under the program.

The loans are forgivable if borrowers meet certain criteria, including spending at least 60 percent of the money on payroll costs and maintaining employee compensation levels.

Below are some Acworth businesses that benefited from the program according to the SBA. Check here for a full, searchable database.

BLUEWATER ENTERGY INC

AARON INVESTMENTS, INC.

AMERICO MANUFACTURING CO., INC

DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN OF GEORGIA, LLC

AARON INVESTMENTS INC.

STRATEGIC CONTRACT RESOURCES LLC

BLUEWATER ENERGY INC.

CHIEF CONTAINER CO., INC.

SARK TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, LLC

JAIPUR LIVING INC.

Nationally, the accommodation/food service industry received the largest share of loans in 2021, with 15 percent of the total.

Around 87 percent of the loans approved in 2021 were for $50,000 or less, and they accounted for a third of the total approved amount. The average loan size was $42,000.

The program wasn't without controversy. Banks tended to prioritize large, established businesses, according to a New York Times analysis. Congress raised fees for small loans in December to encourage lenders to make small business loans, and rules were changed in February to allow unprofitable solo businesses to qualify.

Several large companies drew public ire after it was revealed that they took PPP loans instead of relying on traditional capital-raising activities. The outcry prompted the SBA to review all loan applications over $2 million and issue guidance that the program was intended for businesses that lacked access to other cash-raising methods.

Editor's note: This list was automatically generated using data from the SBA for approved loans of $150,000 or more, although some loans ultimately were not made. Business owners can contact the SBA if information about a loan isn't correct. SBA data occasionally contains duplicate entries. Other feedback can be sent to content@patch.com.

Residents, staff of Acworth assisted living facility blindsided by verbal eviction notice

ACWORTH, Ga. - Tranquil Gardens Assisted Living Facility's staff, residents, and their family members are in disbelief after learning the facility will be permanently closing its doors at the end of the week. Staff and residents tell FOX 5 they were given a "verbal eviction notice" on Tuesday. They were told the property was being foreclosed on. "I never thought these people would do this to these residents. There is no name for what they've done to us. Uprooting my mom at 99," said Nellie G...

ACWORTH, Ga. - Tranquil Gardens Assisted Living Facility's staff, residents, and their family members are in disbelief after learning the facility will be permanently closing its doors at the end of the week.

Staff and residents tell FOX 5 they were given a "verbal eviction notice" on Tuesday. They were told the property was being foreclosed on.

"I never thought these people would do this to these residents. There is no name for what they've done to us. Uprooting my mom at 99," said Nellie Garcia.

Jon Fisher is a resident who has been at the facility for about two months. His family was able to find him a new assisted living facility nearby to move into.

Fisher said he was initially angry when he heard the news.

"I can't believe they did not know about this before this week," he said.

Will Riggs said he just moved his father into the facility a couple of months ago. He said he's received no communication from the owners.

"No one is trying to get our money back. We've just put in about $3,500 in this place in the last two months. There's no notice of what's going on," Riggs said.

He said his father will need to undergo medical evaluations before being admitted into a new facility and they are unable to get that done by the end of the week.

Ken Byers's mother was one of the first residents at the facility when it opened its doors.

The 87-year-old recently had surgery and is a part of the memory care program.

"Mom's been here two and half years and tonight will be her last," Byer said.

He, along with other family members, are now scrambling to find their loved ones a new place to stay.

"Janice and Brian Steward, the owners of this property. They've failed us in a big way," Byer said.

Not only are residents and families unsure of the future., so are the staff members, like executive director Tiffany Echols.

"It's so inhumane. How do you do your elderly that way? How do you do your staff that way?" Echols asked.

She was emotional as she recalled her time at the facility. She said her biggest concern is making sure all of the residents have a place they can go when Friday comes.

She's now trying to figure out how to say goodbye to a place filled with people she's called family for the last two and half years.

"I have my staff here that will stick it out with me until Friday. We don't know if we'll get paid but we're going to stick it out for the love of our residents," Echols said.

She said the owners stopped by briefly on Tuesday.

Because some staff members left after getting the news, staff from nearby assisted living facilities are showing up to help with things like food, care, and finding residents new places to stay.

FOX 5 did reach out to the owners but did not head back.

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2023 St. Louis Tight End Mac Markway Lists Ohio State Among Top Schools

Ohio State already has one player from St. Louis De Smet Jesuit on its roster in freshman cornerback Jakailin Johnson and now finds itself in position to land another Spartan after four-star tight end Mac Markway included the Buckeyes in his top seven over the weekend. The 6-foot-4 and 250-pound Markway, who is considered the fourth-best tight end and No. 93 prospect overall in the class of 2023, also listed Alabama, Florida, Iowa, LSU, Missouri and Notre Dame among his top schools. Markway lan...

Ohio State already has one player from St. Louis De Smet Jesuit on its roster in freshman cornerback Jakailin Johnson and now finds itself in position to land another Spartan after four-star tight end Mac Markway included the Buckeyes in his top seven over the weekend.

The 6-foot-4 and 250-pound Markway, who is considered the fourth-best tight end and No. 93 prospect overall in the class of 2023, also listed Alabama, Florida, Iowa, LSU, Missouri and Notre Dame among his top schools.

Markway landed an offer from Ohio State in March and made his way to Columbus for the first time for an unofficial visit in mid-June, at which time he and his parents hung out with head coach Ryan Day and offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Kevin Wilson and toured Ohio Stadium and the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. He also visited several other schools of interest throughout the month of June, which allowed him to trim his list to seven.

Markway is the son of former Iowa tight end Matt Markway, who played for the Hawkeyes in the late-1990s. He's also the nephew of former Ohio State tight end Steve Wisniewski, who played for the Buckeyes from 1995-99 but unfortunately passed away in 2013.

That said, it’s actually Notre Dame that is the perceived favorite at this point in Markway’s recruitment, though he doesn’t have a decision timeline in mind. He does plan to return to Columbus for a game this fall, though.

Ohio State has already secured a pair of commitments at tight end for the current recruiting cycle in Pilot Mountain (N.C.) East Surry four-star Benji Gosnell and Acworth (Ga.) Allatoona four-star Bennett Christian, which means Wilson can now focus most of his efforts on the class of 2023.

Markway is one of seven tight ends in his class with an offer from the Buckeyes who made their way to campus in June, a list that also includes Bixby, Okla., four-star Luke Hasz; Thompson’s Station (Tenn.) Independence four-star Ty Lockwood; Portland Central Catholic four-star Riley Williams; Folsom, Calif., four-star Walker Lyons; Fredericksburg (Va.) Riverbend four-star Mathias “Mega” Barnwell; and Lawrence (Mass.) Central Catholic four-star Preston Zinter.

Seeing which players return for another visit in the fall will go a long way toward determining a priority chart for Ohio State.

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Top 100 overall prospect includes Ohio State in his top schools

Ohio State offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Kevin Wilson took care of the Buckeyes’ 2022 tight end needs early. Wilson has landed commitments from two of the country’s top 2022 tight ends in 4-stars Bennett Christian from Acworth (Ga.) Allatoona and ...

Ohio State offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Kevin Wilson took care of the Buckeyes’ 2022 tight end needs early. Wilson has landed commitments from two of the country’s top 2022 tight ends in 4-stars Bennett Christian from Acworth (Ga.) Allatoona and Benji Gosnell from Pilot Mountain (N.C.) East Surry.

While Wilson continues to recruit both Christian and Gosnell, he also has been working very hard on 2023 Ohio State tight end recruiting. Wilson welcomed in many of the country’s top 2023 tight ends for visits and/or workouts at Ohio State during the month of June. One of those was Mac Markway from St. Louis (Mo.) DeSmet. Markway, who Wilson offered a scholarship at the beginning of March, visited Ohio State on Sunday, June 20 as the Ohio State staff was wrapping up official visits with a great group of 2022 prospects.

“It went great,” Markway said at the time about his visit with the Buckeyes. “My parents and I were blown away. We spent a lot of time with coach Wilson and coach (Ryan) Day. They have it all figured out. The fans seem awesome. Many of them were doing the O H - I O chant at us while coach Wilson was showing us around. The strength and nutrition staff was incredible. We got to do the walk from the hotel to the stadium with coach Day like the team does on game day. It was very cool. They really care about their players. I met a few (players) as we were walking through the facility."

With all of that in mind it is not surprising that when Markway dropped his top seven schools on Saturday evening, Ohio State was included. Markway posted a Top 7 of Ohio State, Notre Dame, Missouri, Iowa, Florida, Alabama and LSU on his Twitter account.

As impressed as Markway was with his experience at Ohio State, he was equally impressed with Wilson.

“He brings the mix of old school and new school,” Markway said. “He sees all aspects of the offense. He tells it like it is. My parents and I appreciated that. I did meet his son Toby and his roommates. They all love OSU.”

The 6-foot-4 and 250-pound Markway in addition to Ohio State has a list of offers that includes all of his top seven schools as well as USC, Texas A&M, Auburn, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Stanford, Oregon and many others. The day before Markway visited Ohio State he visited Notre Dame.

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Markway is a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. He is the country’s No. 93 overall 2023 prospect, the No. 4 tight end and the No. 3 prospect in Missouri.

2023 Virginia Tight End Mathias “Mega” Barnwell Includes Ohio State In Top 7

Fredericksburg (Va.) Riverbend four-star tight end Mathias “Mega” Barnwell included Ohio State in his top seven on Saturday afternoon alongside Kentucky, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-5 and 240-pound Barnwell, who is considered the 12th-best tight end and No. 184 prospect overall in the class of 2023, was previously committed to the Nittany Lions but reopened his recruitment in January. Barnwell was among the hundreds of prospects who made their way t...

Fredericksburg (Va.) Riverbend four-star tight end Mathias “Mega” Barnwell included Ohio State in his top seven on Saturday afternoon alongside Kentucky, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

The 6-foot-5 and 240-pound Barnwell, who is considered the 12th-best tight end and No. 184 prospect overall in the class of 2023, was previously committed to the Nittany Lions but reopened his recruitment in January.

Barnwell was among the hundreds of prospects who made their way to Columbus for an official, unofficial or camp visit during the month of June. Once on campus, he spent time with head coach Ryan Day and offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Kevin Wilson and landed an offer from the Buckeyes before heading home.

While his decision timeline is unclear, Barnwell plans to take an unofficial visit for a game this fall.

Ohio State has already secured a pair of commitments at the tight end position for the current recruiting cycle in Pilot Mountain (N.C.) East Surry four-star Benji Gosnell and Acworth (Ga.) Allatoona four-star Bennett Christian, which allows Wilson to start sorting through his options 2023.

Barnwell is one of nine tight ends in his class with an offer from the Buckeyes along with Sweden four-star Theodor Melin Ohrstrom; Bixby, Okla., four-star Luke Hasz; Phoenix Pinnacle four-star Duce Robinson; St. Louis De Smet Jesuit four-star Mac Markway; Thompson’s Station (Tenn.) Independence four-star Ty Lockwood; Portland Central Catholic four-star Riley Williams; Folsom, Calif., four-star Walker Lyons; and Lawrence (Mass.) Central Catholic four-star Preston Zinter. All but Robinson were on campus last month.

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