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 Austell 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 Austell 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 Austell 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.
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.
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!
A new place to live, dine and shop is headed to Austell. On the calendar to open early 2023, The Village at Brookwood adds a bustling retail hub to this thriving commercial node at Austell Rd. and the East-West Connector in Cobb...
A new place to live, dine and shop is headed to Austell. On the calendar to open early 2023, The Village at Brookwood adds a bustling retail hub to this thriving commercial node at Austell Rd. and the East-West Connector in Cobb County. The mixed-use, multifamily development is replacing a former Burlington-anchored shopping center at 3753 Austell Rd. SW.
Three commercial buildings totaling 25,000 square feet form The Village at Brookwood’s front entrance offering single and multi-tenant pads — including a drive-thru — ideal for lifestyle amenities. The exclusive leasing agent Franklin Street is seeking fast-casual restaurants, a coffee shop, salons, medical services and boutique fitness operators to create the ideal offering for Austell’s growing population.
“Many of Atlanta’s suburbs like Austell continue to see strong growth, and with that growth comes new and exciting projects like the redevelopment of The Village at Brookwood,” explains Sam Krueger, retail director for Franklin Street. “This really is an opportunity for retailers to be showcased directly in front of a new multifamily community that is sure to be in high demand in this submarket.”
Within a three-mile radius, nearly 25,000 households with an average household income topping $83,000 enjoy walkability to shops and services as well as connectivity to other neighboring amenities such as Wellstar Cobb Hospital — without being too far from popular Atlanta landmarks and social venues.
Plans for The Village at Brookwood also include 338 residential units in five buildings featuring covered parking. Even a dog park ensures there’s space for all family members.
TLM Realty of New York, NY and Greystar Real Estate Partners of Charleston, SC. are developing this mixed-use community that is adjacent to another Greystar-helmed mixed-use community also expected to be complete in early 2023.
For information about leasing at The Village at Brookwood, click here.
[Disclosure: Franklin Street is a What Now Atlanta content partner.]
AUSTELL, Ga. - There are more complaints from FedEx customers across metro Atlanta claiming they have been waiting weeks for packages to arrive.Many say their packages are just sitting at the Austell facility."You’re ruining birthdays, and you’re probably going to be ruining Christmases too," Eric Lohr s...
AUSTELL, Ga. - There are more complaints from FedEx customers across metro Atlanta claiming they have been waiting weeks for packages to arrive.
Many say their packages are just sitting at the Austell facility.
"You’re ruining birthdays, and you’re probably going to be ruining Christmases too," Eric Lohr said.
Eric Lohr is waiting on a birthday gift he ordered for his son to be delivered by FedEx.
"Nobody seems to know what’s going on," Lohr claims.
Lohr ordered the gift in late November which was promised to arrive in time. His son's birthday has come and gone.
"Everyday in the morning it would update and say on the FedEx vehicle for delivery," Lohr said.
According to the tracking, Lohr’s package was first received by FedEx at the end of November, and it made its way to the Austell warehouse where it has been sucked into a never-ending cycle. It claims to be on the truck each morning for delivery.
Lohr says he was able to finally speak with someone from the corporate office after several emails and calls.
"She calls Austell. Austell says it’s not ready for delivery. They don’t have the manpower to be delivered. Nothing is being delivered from Austell is what she tells me," Lohr said.
Lohr believes the problem is bigger than just him.
"A change is what’s necessary. It’s not about the package. It’s about the process that need to be overhauled," Lohr said.
Lohr is grateful it didn’t ruin his son's big day.
"He was not the one heartbroken. He understood. I was the one heartbroken. I still am because I feel I’ve done my son a disservice when I know I’ve ordered it in ample time for it to get here," Lohr said.
A spokesperson for FedEx sent this statement:
"We understand our customers’ frustrations and apologize for any inconvenience as we accelerate contingencies to resolve delays caused by significant package volumes and an ongoing industry labor shortage. We are doing everything we can to address this situation, including securing more package handlers and delivery resources. In the meantime, we kindly ask that customers refrain from visiting the station so that we can maintain safety protocols and minimize any operational disruption. Customers wishing to inquire about their package status should visit www.fedex.com for package tracking and customer service assistance."
From Staff ReportsAmericus, GA – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford met with representatives from six Caterpillar Dealers from across the Southeastern United States, during the “ThinkBIG” Heavy Equipment Dealers Service Technology Advisory Committee meeting at South Georgia Technical College recently. The group held the meeting in the Heavy Equipment Dealer’s Service Technology building designed for the purpose of conducting training opportunities benefiting the Caterpi...
From Staff Reports
Americus, GA – South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford met with representatives from six Caterpillar Dealers from across the Southeastern United States, during the “ThinkBIG” Heavy Equipment Dealers Service Technology Advisory Committee meeting at South Georgia Technical College recently. The group held the meeting in the Heavy Equipment Dealer’s Service Technology building designed for the purpose of conducting training opportunities benefiting the Caterpillar dealers.
The purpose of the conglomerate meeting was to discuss student learning outcomes, admission requirements, competency tests and instructional materials, industry specific equipment, program purpose and goals, program of work, donations, AED accreditation, and additional items as well as financial and equipment loans. Chairman Jeff Cornwell of Yancey Brothers, presided over the meeting.
The Heavy Equipment Dealer’s Service Technology Program is a unique program in which students are sponsored by a participating dealer to attend SGTC in eight-week increments of college training and on the job training. Upon graduation, students receive an Associate of Technology Degree and are eligible to obtain full employment with their sponsoring Caterpillar dealer.
Dealers participating in the meeting included: Vice Chairman Brad Manis, Stowers Machinery of Knoxville, Tennessee; Jeff Cornwell and Jacob Pope, Yancey Brothers of Austell, GA; Matt Bass and McKenzie Baine of Ring Power in St. Augustine, FL; Chris Ellsworth of Thompson Tractor in Birmingham, AL, Kevin Upton and Tony Tice of Thompson Machinery Corp in LaVergne, TN and Teresa Odom and Lea Young of Puckett Machinery in Flowood, MS. Representatives from Blanchard Machinery in West Columbia, SC were unable to attend.
South Georgia Technical College staff present included: SGTC President Dr. John Watford; SGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs David Kuipers, SGTC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and SGTC Foundation Executive Director Su Ann Bird, Partnerships Coordinator Tami Blount, and SGTC Heavy Equipment Dealer Service Technology instructors Kyle Hartsfield and Don Rountree and Heavy Equipment Dealer Service Power Generation instructor Keith McCorkle.
SGTC is currently registering students for Summer and Fall Semester. Summer semester classes begin May 25th for an eight-week mini-mester and Fall Semester starts 18th. SGTC offers students the “Complete College Experience” with on-campus housing and nationally recognized academics, student activities, and intercollegiate athletics. Learn more at www.southgatech.edu. SGTC is still accepting students for summer and fall semester. Financial aid is available.
Safety grades by the health care watchdog group Leapfrog for 2022 show 19 GA hospitals earned an A, while 4 got a D during the pandemic.GEORGIA — Nineteen hospitals in Georgia received top marks for patient safety, but others didn't quite measure up in the Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report released Tuesday by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit health care watchdog group.The 2022 ratings reflect care during the COVID-19 p...
GEORGIA — Nineteen hospitals in Georgia received top marks for patient safety, but others didn't quite measure up in the Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report released Tuesday by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit health care watchdog group.
The 2022 ratings reflect care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leapfrog Group said its and other groups' research showed the pandemic reversed years of progress in patient safety.
The pandemic has had a negative effect on "health care delivery at every level and setting, from staffing shortages to increased infections to the very care patients receive," according to the Adult Patient Experience at Acute Care Hospitals survey, also released Tuesday by The Leapfrog Group.
"The health care workforce has faced unprecedented levels of pressure during the pandemic, and as a result, patients' experience with their care appears to have suffered," Leapfrog Group president and CEO Leah Binder said in a news release. "We commend the workforce for their heroic efforts these past few years and now strongly urge hospital leadership to recommit to improved care — from communication to responsiveness — and get back on track with patient safety outcomes."
In Georgia, 19 hospitals received an "A" grade, 24 hospitals received a "B" grade, 37 hospitals received a "C" grade and four hospitals received a "D" grade. No Georgia hospital received an "F" grade.
Here are the rankings, according to Leapfrog:
The letter grades assigned to nearly 3,000 U.S general hospitals were based on more than 30 measures of patient safety. Leapfrog says its hospital rating system is the only one in the country focusing solely on a hospital's ability to protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
Included in the 30 are five that research has shown to directly affect patient outcomes, but can be improved with greater communication between caregivers and patients — the number of central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, infections from colon surgery, MRSA (Staphylococcus) blood laboratory-identified events, and facility-wide inpatient diarrhea events.
When there's communication about medications, for example, that can lead to fewer hospitalizations for conditions such as sepsis and blood clots, fewer complications, and decreases in the incidence of respiratory failure, Leapfrog said.
Among the findings:
To determine each hospital's grade, a panel of medical experts selected 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety such as postoperative sepsis, blood leakage and kidney injury. They then determined the weight of each measure based on evidence, opportunity for improvement and patient impact.
Data on each measure was collected through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Information from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, available to all hospitals to complete, also affects grades.
Currently, Leapfrog does not assign grades to military or Veterans Administration hospitals, critical access hospitals, specialty hospitals, children's hospitals or outpatient surgery centers.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade methodology has been peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.
The full methodology for the 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is available online.
The future in trucking came to Jackson last week when Greg Bartlett of Yancey Truck Centers in Austell brought a new Nikola Motors Tre BEV electric Class 8 truck to Collins Trucking. The truck is an all-electric vehicle with zero emissions. Collins Trucking is one of the first companies in Georgia to have a chance to check out the new truck.“I’m out here showing these guys the truck and giving tests drives,” Bartlett said. “This is one of the prototypes and the first one in Georgia. Yancey Truck Centers will be...
The future in trucking came to Jackson last week when Greg Bartlett of Yancey Truck Centers in Austell brought a new Nikola Motors Tre BEV electric Class 8 truck to Collins Trucking. The truck is an all-electric vehicle with zero emissions. Collins Trucking is one of the first companies in Georgia to have a chance to check out the new truck.
“I’m out here showing these guys the truck and giving tests drives,” Bartlett said. “This is one of the prototypes and the first one in Georgia. Yancey Truck Centers will be the Georgia dealer for the Nikola product.
“It is quiet, it is powerful, it’s very comfortable, and the ride is smooth, literally like a car. It’s coming. We’re wanting companies like Collins Trucking to be part of the demonstration and actually giving us constructive feedback on what this truck could do better.”
The Nikola currently has an estimated range of about 350 miles. Bartlett said that makes it more suited to local deliveries rather than long-haul trucking.
“This is considered a day cab,” he said. It is a cab-over design. The design is from the Iveco cab out of Europe. Right now this is the only design for this model. This is considered an LTL (less than truckload) truck, designed for in-town deliveries and not for long-haul.
Currently the recharging time for the truck is about 3 1/2 hours, and requires a special charger.
“You cannot charge this with a traditional car charger,” Barlett said. “It requires a charger set up to charge the battery packs on the truck. It is designed for the heavy truck market as opposed to the standard electric car market. Right now there are no charging sites, but you’ll start seeing them pop up as these trucks enter the market.”
Nikola Motors started series production March 21 at its plant in Coolidge, Ariz., according to a March 25 report in Inside EVs. The company said it doesn’t expect to to build and deliver more than 500 Tre BEV trucks this year due to parts shortages, but the plant has a manufacturing capacity for up to 2,400 trucks.
Currently California is the only state where the trucks have been sold, as California is offering grants to companies to assist in purchasing all-electric vehicles.
But Collins Trucking Safety Director Mike Chupp said the all-electric semi-truck is the future of trucking.
“We have been checking into it over the past few years, but we don’t have any on order right now,” Chupp said. “To actually see one and drive one — I’ve been in trucking now for over 40 years — this is the most amazing piece of equipment I’ve ever seen in my life. I probably will not work or live long enough to be able to see these in the mainstream in this country, but our young guys that we have here today, they will. This is the future.”
Chupp added that seeing the truck in action is astounding.
“When he came pulling in, I was out here and there was no sound,” Chupp said. “You’re used to hearing a truck motor, but there’s no sound. There are no gears to change. It doesn’t even have a transmission. It has a drive button, neutral button, reverse button. You put it in drive, it is just like driving a passenger vehicle. You put your foot on the gas, it goes. What I’m anxious to see is how it pulls with a loaded trailer with 35,000-40,000 pounds in it that we would typically haul.”
Collins Trucking Operations Manager Joe Morella is another long-time trucker and is impressed with the new technology.
“I’ve been working on trucks for 43 years,” he said. “I’ve seen electric trucks at shows, but this is our first time driving it. Acceleration and braking is unbelievable. It just blows my mind.”
Morella believes Nikola needs to make a few more upgrades before the truck will be ready for widespread distribution.
“The mechanics of an electric motor, I do have extensive knowledge from reading about it,” he said. “The technology has come a long way. The batteries have got to get improved and take some weight off. That truck is 29,000 pounds. Our average truck in the fleet is 20,000 pounds. So we need to trim some meat off it.
“The charge factor back to that is mind-boggling,” he added. “It is four hours and you’ve got extreme voltage being pushed to 9 cells in four hours to get 480 kilowatts at 680 horsepower. The technology is here. The capacity of pulling 44,000 pounds in a trailer is here now. In five or six more years, it will be knocking on our door. The price, the life expectancy of the batteries, all that will have to be taken into account as how advance and how quick they can move on that product.
“But the concept is great. It will make a good local truck. The road mileage could improve and they are working extensively on it. When it gets to that point, I think it will definitely be the wave of the future. Diesel trucks have a lot of emissions, but they are doing better with the emissions we have on our trucks now. We are green capable on our trucks. But you can’t touch zero emissions. I’m very impressed.”