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 Atlanta 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:
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.
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 Atlanta 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Atlanta 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.Contact us!
An electric vehicle manufacturing plant could be the latest feather in the cap for economic developers in the Covington area east of Atlanta.Rivian is in talks to develop a site near the point where Morgan, Newton and Walton counties converge along I-20, representing one of Georgia’s biggest development projects in years, according to people familiar with the matter.If the E...
An electric vehicle manufacturing plant could be the latest feather in the cap for economic developers in the Covington area east of Atlanta.
Rivian is in talks to develop a site near the point where Morgan, Newton and Walton counties converge along I-20, representing one of Georgia’s biggest development projects in years, according to people familiar with the matter.
If the EV plant happens, it would be heading to an area that’s already home to several large new developments, any one of which would be considered a major victory for a local community.
The Joint Development Authority (JDA) of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton Counties and individual county development authorities have, in the past six years, lured Takeda, SK Group and Facebook from the pharmaceutical, semiconductor and technology sectors.
This year has been particularly busy. SK said last month it will build a $473 million plant in Covington to make glass parts for computer chips. Facebook plans to invest up to $3.4 billion in data centers at an industrial park near Social Circle, more than triple its initial plans, according to a JDA agreement earlier this year.
The four-county agency’s success is a product of having plenty of undeveloped land suitable for a large industrial development, plus a group of leaders from different jurisdictions who are willing to work together, said Alvin Nash, a board member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association.
In other similar multijurisdictional partnerships, leaders from rival counties often fight amongst each other, he said. That doesn’t appear to have happened here.
“It’s not just the land but the willingness of the communities to work together,” said Nash, a private consultant who’s not involved in the Rivian project.
The four counties had a combined estimated population in 2020 of about 244,300, according to the U.S. Census. Newton is the largest with about 113,300 residents.
Rivian did not respond to requests for comment. Last week, the Irvine, California-based company said in a statement that it’s “in discussions with multiple locations as part of a competitive process for siting a second manufacturing facility.”
Cox Enterprises, owner of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, owns a 4.7% stake in Rivian and supplies services to Rivian. Sandy Schwartz, a Cox executive who oversees the AJC, is on Rivian’s board of directors and holds stock personally. He does not take part in the AJC’s coverage of Rivian.
Rivian is likely to have zeroed in on a site along the north side of I-20, between the cities of Covington and Madison, according to economic development experts. That corridor includes several separate parcels zoned for industrial development, according to a site selection database maintained by Georgia Power.
One parcel, a 1,978-acre lot marketed as the “East Atlanta Megasite,” is one of the largest available industrial sites in the state. The site could be expanded with adjacent sites, including some that are privately owned, to create an even-larger industrial property.
“There’s a ton of vacant land out there” that’s prime for industrial development, said David Kahn, a managing analyst at real estate data provider CoStar Group.
Most of the sites, about 45 miles east of Atlanta, are owned by local development authorities. That’s more appealing to companies than having to negotiate a purchase from a private owner, said Anthony Burnett, a senior vice president of site development at brokerage Colliers.
A local development “authority can offer the land for free or for a very low cost and there’s usually already an electric substation and water and sewer there,” said Burnett, who’s not involved in the project.
Andrea Gray, attorney for the JDA of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton Counties, declined to comment. David Thompson, chairman of the Walton County Board of Commissioners, also declined to comment. The chairmen of the Morgan, Newton and Jasper County commissions did not respond to requests for comment.
One large site is owned by Alan Verner, the retired chairman of the JDA of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton Counties. Verner previously operated his family’s farm on the acreage. He did not respond to calls seeking comment.
The industrially zoned sites have some logistical advantages. All have direct access to I-20 and are about 33 miles east of I-285 in metro Atlanta.
The sites also have important rail connections, including a link to Commerce, where SK Battery America is building a $2.6 billion plant. Rivian plans to purchase EV batteries from SK.
A branch railroad line connects Commerce to two separate main freight rail lines, according to OpenRailwayMap. The branch line crosses I-85 about one mile southwest of the SK plant. The Social Circle industrial properties have a direct connection to a CSX rail line.
The rail lines have different owners but railroad companies frequently share trackage rights, said Tom Crosson, a spokesman for Norfolk Southern.
Want to get a jump on Black Friday shopping? These Georgia stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day 2021.GEORGIA — Need a break from all the Thanksgiving turkey eating, football watching and dish washing? Here's one idea: Gather up the family and head out for an hour or two of holiday shopping at select stores in Georgia.While a majority of stores remain closed on Nov. 25, several will be open for shoppers looking for a moment of respite amid Turkey Day festivities or those hoping to get a jump start on their Black Frida...
GEORGIA — Need a break from all the Thanksgiving turkey eating, football watching and dish washing? Here's one idea: Gather up the family and head out for an hour or two of holiday shopping at select stores in Georgia.
While a majority of stores remain closed on Nov. 25, several will be open for shoppers looking for a moment of respite amid Turkey Day festivities or those hoping to get a jump start on their Black Friday shopping.
However, don't expect all of your favorite retailers to be open this year.
In June, retail giant Walmart announced it will close all stores on Thanksgiving Day this year, a move the company said is a "thank you" to store employees for their hard work through the coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart's decision follows a similar one by competitor Target, which announced in January that stores would also close this Thanksgiving.
The two giant retailers Walmart and Target are among many companies that have faced criticism for remaining open on Thanksgiving and keeping workers from spending the holiday with their families. In response, a growing number of retailers, including Costco, Lowe's and Hobby Lobby, have started closing stores on the holiday.
Still, a number of stores remain open on Thanksgiving Day, according to lists compiled by Good Housekeeping, Country Living, NBC Chicago and more. Here are a few — and as always, it's a good idea to check your local store's hours.
Bass Pro Shops: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Big Lots: Last year, select locations were open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cabela's: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CVS: Stores will be open on Thanksgiving, but hours may vary by location.
Dollar General: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Family Dollar: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Five Below: Stores will be open from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving.
Michaels: Stores open at 6 p.m. to midnight.
Old Navy: Most stores will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open through Black Friday.
Rite Aid: Most stores will be open on Thanksgiving, but hours may vary by location.
Sears: Most stores will be open by 6 p.m.
Victoria's Secret: Last year, most stores were open by 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Walgreens: Most stores will be open regular hours. Pharmacy hours may vary by location.
Meanwhile, these stores will be closed on Thanksgiving:
ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) — A Delta Airlines flight had an extra passenger on board after landing in Atlanta earlier this month.The reason: a woman went into labor in mid-flight and delivered her...
ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) — A Delta Airlines flight had an extra passenger on board after landing in Atlanta earlier this month.
The reason: a woman went into labor in mid-flight and delivered her baby on the plane after landing.
The mom and her baby girl are doing just fine.
Now- just 9 days old- little Analia Acevedo Castaneda came into this world on a wing and a prayer.
"Actual due date was December 23, but it came out early," her mom, Liliana Castaneda-Avilia, said with a laugh.
Castaneda-Avilia has a story few others can tell.
Her daughter's birthday now documented in pictures from the back of a Delta airplane.
Just minutes before, Liliana started having contractions on her flight from Guadalajara, Mexico to Atlanta.
Luckily, there was a nurse onboard.
"He was like yeah the baby girl is coming, it's on it's way, and he was like 'don't try to push, because if you push more the baby will come out,' so I hold those contractions for like 3 hours and 30 minutes on the way here," Castaneda-Avilia said.
Back on the ground, Juanetta Nash and other Atlanta firefighters were getting ready at the airplane's gate.
"The airplane was coming in exceedingly fast, faster than normal, so we knew it was an emergency, we knew people were nervous," Nash said.
"I was nervous at the same time and worried for her and the baby," the baby's father said.
"We knew what we were doing, we wanted to make her feel as comfortable as possible, just putting ourselves in her shoes we knew that she was already very uncomfortable," Nash said.
"And they were like 'okay are you ready to push,' I'm like 'yeah, I'm ready to push,' so I just push once and the baby girl came out crying," Castaneda-Avilia said.
"Once she did deliver, one of the flight attendants got on on the microphone and she was able to say 'hey we have a baby girl,' and everybody started clapping," Nash said.
A special birthday for little Analia - that her parents are thankful for.
"Thank you to the people that were in the airplane, like the EMS, the fire department, everybody who helped us," Castaneda-Avilia said.
Mayor’s Office of Communications 55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303Department of City Planning launches Creative Bike Parking applicationApplications for the next round of ‘Love our Places’ are open until December 31ATLANTA—The Department of City Planning’s Love Our Places program (formally known as the Placemaking program) will provide an opportunity for high-impact areas to have creative bike parking throughout Atlanta. Applications are ...
Mayor’s Office of Communications 55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Department of City Planning launches Creative Bike Parking application
Applications for the next round of ‘Love our Places’ are open until December 31
ATLANTA—The Department of City Planning’s Love Our Places program (formally known as the Placemaking program) will provide an opportunity for high-impact areas to have creative bike parking throughout Atlanta. Applications are now being accepted through December 31, 2021.
Love Our Places uses low cost, high impact interventions as a tool for residents and community organizations to create public spaces in their communities. The initiative aims to re-design Atlanta’s streets through tactical urbanism. Past projects range from artistic crosswalks to parking spaces redesigned as on-street dining.
“We must reexamine the way that we look at transportation. Creative bike parking will increase Atlantan’s options for transportation, support sustainable lifestyles and reflect community identity through interpretive art,” said Commissioner of City Planning Tim Keane.
Bike corrals or sidewalk-level bike parking structures will include amenities like bike racks, asphalt art, and bike repair stations and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Awardees can expect to have bike corrals installed beginning in Spring 2022.
To learn more about the Love Our Places program and to view the Bike Corral application, visit www.atlcitydesign.com/bike-parking.
ATHENS – The latest College Football Playoff rankings show made for fascinating television Tuesday night with lots of movement at the top. But none of the drama involved Georgia, which remained No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week.But that’s not why Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart didn’t watch. Even though his team is intimately involved in the proceedings and will be profoundly affected by the outcome of these very rankings, Smart said he doesn’t need to know who’s in or out or what needs to happen Sa...
ATHENS – The latest College Football Playoff rankings show made for fascinating television Tuesday night with lots of movement at the top. But none of the drama involved Georgia, which remained No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week.
But that’s not why Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart didn’t watch. Even though his team is intimately involved in the proceedings and will be profoundly affected by the outcome of these very rankings, Smart said he doesn’t need to know who’s in or out or what needs to happen Saturday to set the four-team field for the playoffs.
“No,” Smart said, pausing for five seconds to scoff at the question of whether he’d tune in Tuesday night.
Not at all, he was asked again?
“I don’t have time,” said Smart, who’s preparing the 11-0 Bulldogs for Saturday’s regular-season finale against Georgia Tech (3-8) in Atlanta. “I mean, I’m trying to go do third-down (analysis) right now, and do red area and do everything else. I don’t have any time for it. Between recruiting, worrying about our players, trying to get ready for our game, that’s the least of my worries.”
Smart missed some fireworks.
Had he been paying attention, he would have seen that Alabama (10-1, 6-1 SEC), the team that Georgia will meet in the SEC Championship game a week from Saturday, fell one spot to No. 3 in the latest rankings. That was based on an unimpressive defensive performance in a 42-35 win over Arkansas at home last week. That also was based on Ohio State’s thorough annihilation of Michigan State (56-7) last week in Columbus.
ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit referred to the Buckeyes as “offensively terrifying” and shared in a growing national sentiment to see an eventual matchup with the defensively terrifying Bulldogs.
“Georgia’s ‘D’ versus Ohio State’s offense would be great TV,” said Herbstreit, an Ohio State alum.
Had he been watching, Smart would’ve seen Cincinnati become the highest-ranked Group of Five team in the playoff era. The Bearcats, sitting at No. 5 for a couple of weeks, finally broke into the top four, filling the vacancy left there from Oregon’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Utah on Saturday.
The Bearcats (11-0) wrap up the regular season on the road at East Carolina (7-4) at 3:30 p.m. Friday, then will meet Houston (10-1) in the American Athletic Conference Championship game. If Cincinnati wins both, and it’s heavily favored to do so, at the very least it should remain at No. 4 for the playoffs.
Likewise, if Georgia defeats the Yellow Jackets on Saturday and vanquishes the Bama beast in the conference title game Dec. 4, then the Bulldogs could draw Cincinnati in the national semifinals. That would represent a repeat of last year’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl matchup, eked out by the Bulldogs on a 53-yard field in the final seconds of regulation.
Some thought Michigan (10-1) might leapfrog the Bearcats into the No. 4 spot. But Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell told ESPN’s panel of experts he believes his team belongs in football’s final four.
“I think we’re a really good football team, and I think we can compete at the highest level,” he said. “I say that because we’re good in all three phases and I’ve never been around this good of a team with 30-something seniors.”
Only two CFP rankings remain before setting the field for the 2021 playoffs, at 7 p.m. Tuesday and at noon Dec. 5, the Sunday after the conference championship games are completed.
Other notable developments unveiled by the selection committee Tuesday night included Michigan (10-1), Notre Dame (10-1) and Oklahoma State (10-1) moving into the Nos. 5, 6 and 7 spots, respectively. The Wolverines (10-1) get Ohio State at home Saturday and the Cowboys (10-1) play Oklahoma in the “Bedlam” rivalry in games that could further shake up the standings.
Also, Clemson (8-3), which dismantled Wake Forest on Saturday, popped into the CFP ranking for the first time this season at No. 23. The Tigers were No. 3 in the opinion polls when Georgia beat them 10-3 in the Duke’s Mayo Classic to open the season.