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.
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!
AUSTELL, Ga. - Some FedEx Customers report they are fed up with the shipping delays from the carrier.Many of the issues stem from a major shipping facility located in Austell.Business owner Robert Tuck is waiting on two packages to be delivered by FedEx."They look in the system and they see the same information you have and maybe a little more then they are not helpful after that," Tuck said.According to tracking information, there seems to be a misleading trend."Time ...
AUSTELL, Ga. - Some FedEx Customers report they are fed up with the shipping delays from the carrier.
Many of the issues stem from a major shipping facility located in Austell.
Business owner Robert Tuck is waiting on two packages to be delivered by FedEx.
"They look in the system and they see the same information you have and maybe a little more then they are not helpful after that," Tuck said.
According to tracking information, there seems to be a misleading trend.
"Time after time they say it’s on the truck for delivery but it never actually got on the truck for delivery," Tuck said.
According to tracking information, one of Tuck’s items was shipped on June 21.
It arrived at the Austell Facility early morning on June 25 and an hour later was reported to have been on a truck for delivery for the day.
Two days later on June 28 the package was reported back at the facility and reloaded onto another truck for delivery.
It was the same story on July 2, 7, and 8 which was the last update Tuck has gotten for package one.
Tuck has a similar experience with his second package.
Tuck believes none of the packages ever made it onto a truck.
"They suggest going to the facility to pick up your stuff but if it’s lost then how is me going to the facility going to find it," Tuck said.
Nearly 2,000 people have signed an online petition citing issues with the carrier and specifically that facility.
"I hope they understand FedEx at one point stood for one of the most reliable package services on the planet. It was the model for everyone to go to," Tuck said.
FedEx officials released a statement acknowledging issues at the facility and claim they are working to hire more staff and drivers.
Read the full statement below:
"FedEx Ground continues to experience a peak-like surge in package volume due to the explosive growth of e-commerce. Contingency plans designed to restore service levels in the Austell area are being implemented, including increasing sortation capacity and securing additional package handlers and delivery resources. We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused by delays and appreciate our customers’ patience as contingency plans take effect. As always, we encourage customers who have concerns about lost or damaged packages to contact the shipper to begin the claims process. Customers may also track their package or contact customer service by clicking here."
COVINGTON, Ga. — With a palette of paint on her hands and creativity flowing in her veins, Tamara Haase loves bringing new life to Georgia towns with only the swift stroke of a brush.The Jasper County artist recently completed a mural honoring the area’s film history in Covington and has since been traveling across the region painting windows of various storefronts with Christmas cheer.Haase has been working as a full time artist for about five years, which she felt like was still a bit of a surprise as not m...
COVINGTON, Ga. — With a palette of paint on her hands and creativity flowing in her veins, Tamara Haase loves bringing new life to Georgia towns with only the swift stroke of a brush.
The Jasper County artist recently completed a mural honoring the area’s film history in Covington and has since been traveling across the region painting windows of various storefronts with Christmas cheer.
Haase has been working as a full time artist for about five years, which she felt like was still a bit of a surprise as not many artists are financially able to remain full-time. When asked how it all started, she called her story a “long and winding trail” — a life she never quite pictured.
Originally from Gwinnett County, Haase was introduced to art as a young girl. She remembered being taught lessons after school by a woman who lived in her family’s neighborhood.
“She really planted that seed,” Haase said. “It wasn’t just silly stuff. It was real serious … that improved my skills a lot.”
In high school, she wasn’t the brightest student, Haase said, but she always made her A’s in art class. But what about life after high school? Haase thought college wasn’t right for her, until she was introduced to the Atlanta College of Art, now known as Savannah College of Art and Design. Haase said she enjoyed her time there, but she couldn’t quite fit in. So after one year, she transferred to the University of Georgia. Still struggling to find the right fit, Haase transferred again to West Georgia College the next year, where she would go on to graduate in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.
Upon graduation, she packed up and moved to the state of Washington. But it wasn’t for her art career. In fact, Haase said she did nothing related to art whilst in Washington. Instead, she spent time working in a frame shop, which would lead to her next venture.
Around 1997, Haase returned to Georgia and opened a frame shop just off the Covington Square. She said business was great, but it became too much for her.
“We operated for one year and it just exceeded my preparedness,” she recalled. “We got a lot of business, but I realized I wasn’t prepared to be a business person … I’m just not a boss.”
She then decided to sell the business and start a family, raising a daughter and son. And it was during that time, she began to pick up her paint brush again to paint portraits or clients here and there.
Then about six years ago, while teaching private lessons to a woman from Mansfield, Haase said the ball started rolling.
“She would talk about how the city needed a mural, and so I was like, ‘OK, let’s do it,’” Haase said.
And so, they did. After meeting with local historians and establishing a clear understanding of what was wanted, Haase painted the mural. It can still be seen today, just off Ga. Hwy. 11 beside Roosters restaurant.
“That just kind of started the ball rolling,” Haase said. “But it wasn’t a fast roll.”
After the mural was completed, Haase said she was approached about painting windows to decorate for Christmas. The first time she didn’t think much of the request, but as the requests became more frequent, Haase thought it might be something she should take on.
After watching a series of tutorials on YouTube and researching what types of paint worked best, she created flyers and went “all over the place” to pass them out.
But no one called.
“One day, I went to over to Bradley’s Bar-B-Que to give them a flyer, and [owner Brad Stewart] just happened to be there. He took my flyer, looked at it and said, ‘When can you do this? Tomorrow?’ And I said, ‘OK.’ So he said, ‘Sign me up.’”
After Haase painted “Christmas pigs” for the barbecue joint, she said the window art became a hit.
That was also when Haase realized she could become a full-time artist.
“It was like all of a sudden I was making more than I have ever made in a day, and it was regular,” she said. “Because as soon as I finished with Christmas, people wanted Valentine’s Day; then in the spring, ‘hey, let’s do Easter,’ and all these things. Then in between, people were wanting me to do sign work. I just was never too picky about what I did, exactly, just as long as I was painting. My professor in college told me that if it’s painting and you're making money at it, you're using your skills and that’s a good thing.
“Every year gets better and better,” she added.
Since becoming a full-time artist, Haase has developed a clientele that mainly spans from Covington to Monroe, over to Social Circle and down to Monticello, where she painted a “welcome” mural for the Jasper County city, but she has also completed work in Austell, Roswell, Dawsonville and Eatonton. Haase has also received inquiries from towns in Alabama, though she’s been hesitant to do anything out of state, yet.
Currently, Haase said she’s practically booked through next year, so she’ll be unable to do any more window paintings until next Christmas season. This year, her slate is full of mural work.
Haase said her journey to becoming a full-time artist was simply a “God thing,” but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Before becoming a full-time artist, I hated being confined to a chair,” she said. “I’m social; I like talking to people and meeting people, moving around and being outdoors. So, the mural thing didn’t come til later, but after a lot of prayer, that was kind of the answer.
Haase said one of her favorite things about painting in the city of Covington was seeing and hearing about the joy her work brings to not only locals, but tourists as well.
“I’ve heard from some people that there will be a group of girls walk around the corner [at Pace Street] and then just scream with excitement [after seeing the mural featuring the Vampire Diaries and Sweet Magnolias, among others],” Haase said. “Hearing about that and seeing that is just exhilarating.”
Freshly Inc. will invest $3.2 million to open a distribution facility in Austell, GA. The fresh-prepared meal delivery service company will bring on 150 employees during the initial operating phase, and plans to hire at least 250 at the Cobb County facility by the end of 2021. The 134,000-square-foot facility will be Freshly’s largest dedicated order-assembly facility to date and will begin operating in mid-February.“2020 was a year of monumental growth for Freshly. We joined the Nestlé USA family, expanded West Coa...
Freshly Inc. will invest $3.2 million to open a distribution facility in Austell, GA. The fresh-prepared meal delivery service company will bring on 150 employees during the initial operating phase, and plans to hire at least 250 at the Cobb County facility by the end of 2021. The 134,000-square-foot facility will be Freshly’s largest dedicated order-assembly facility to date and will begin operating in mid-February.
“2020 was a year of monumental growth for Freshly. We joined the Nestlé USA family, expanded West Coast operations, and launched FreshlyFit, to name a few major milestones,” said Freshly Founder and CEO Mike Wystrach. “Joining Nestlé has allowed us to scale bigger and faster, getting us to this next stage of growth. We are thrilled to continue in 2021 by expanding operations in the Southeast and have plans to add even more facilities this year that will help further our mission of delivering nutritious and convenient meals.”
New York-based Freshly delivers ready-to-eat meals directly to its customers’ doors. Freshly’s first Southeastern U.S. distribution facility will help the company better serve its rapidly growing customer base.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome this rapidly growing meal delivery service brand to the Peach State,” said Governor Brian P. Kemp. “Our robust logistics infrastructure and highly skilled workforce have been critical to attracting new jobs and opportunities, which continue to put hardworking Georgians back to work.”
Freshly will bring more than 250 new jobs to the local community, including positions in warehousing, operations, and maintenance.
“We are excited to welcome Freshly to Cobb County,” said Dana Johnson, chief operating officer of the Cobb Chamber and executive director of SelectCobb. “Locating their assembly and distribution facility in South Cobb expands Freshly’s footprint into the Southeastern U.S. and taps into both Cobb County’s and metro Atlanta’s skilled workforce.”
Director Hank Evans represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce division on this competitive project in partnership with Select Cobb and Electric Cities of Georgia.
“Americans have changed the way they purchase their food, and our state’s logistics network has helped make it seamless for companies to adapt and ramp up their services to meet customers’ evolving needs,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “I look forward to Georgia being a part of Freshly’s long-term success and am grateful to all of our economic development partners involved in creating these jobs in our state.”
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A new exotic dancewear store in south Cobb County has drawn pushback from at least one of its neighbors. And Cobb County has cited the Austell boutique for operating without a business license.The shop’s owners say they have no intentions to be bad neighbors.Black Candy is the newest tenant in the Flags Village Shopping Center in unincorporated Austell, 366 Riverside Parkway. The store specializes in racy attire, selling an assortment of customized thongs, bikinis, stilettos and lingerie.It sits just across the roa...
A new exotic dancewear store in south Cobb County has drawn pushback from at least one of its neighbors. And Cobb County has cited the Austell boutique for operating without a business license.
The shop’s owners say they have no intentions to be bad neighbors.
Black Candy is the newest tenant in the Flags Village Shopping Center in unincorporated Austell, 366 Riverside Parkway. The store specializes in racy attire, selling an assortment of customized thongs, bikinis, stilettos and lingerie.
It sits just across the road from the Premier Preschool and Childcare. That’s too close for comfort for Monica DeLancy, who lives just a half mile away from the new storefront.
DeLancy admits she thought Black Candy was a dance studio the first time she drove past the new shop. But a banner that hung outside advertising “Erotic Dancewear” quickly gave her qualm.
“Somebody’s got to say something because of the kids around here,” DeLancy said. “I want a real family-friendly community. If I was a child that lived in the community and I looked up 10 years from now, it’s on record that somebody asked questions.”
DeLancy took to Facebook on May 31 to express her misgivings about the number of liquor stores that have sprouted up in the area. She shared a picture of Black Candy with its banner prominently displayed and noted that it sat next to a day care. Nearly 200 people commented on the thread.
County officials took notice as well. Black Candy was cited Wednesday for operating without a business license and storing alcoholic beverages on unlicensed premises, Cobb County spokesman Ross Cavitt told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday.
Cobb County code enforcement officers and business inspectors first visited Black Candy on June 1, spurred by multiple citizen complaints. The county gave the store 10 days to obtain its business license.
The shop hadn’t obtained its license by Wednesday, when Code Enforcement and the Fire Marshal conducted a sweep on businesses in the Flags Village strip mall, Cavitt said.
George “Horseman” Durham, founder of the Black Candy franchise, told the AJC he’s in the process of getting the required license.
The store held a soft opening over Memorial Day weekend. Durham said he’s gearing up to stage an official grand opening next month after he obtains his business license.
A court date for the code enforcement citations is scheduled for July 29.
Durham said he when he got word about the DeLancy’s reservations, he removed the original sign and replaced it with a more conservative banner that read “Custom Dancewear.”
“I’m glad she brought her concerns to our attention,” Durham said. “Soon as I found out about it, I took care of it. ... To make it good and let people know that we’re with the community and we ain’t trying to cause no conflict. It’s just good business.”
DeLancy credited the owner for quickly changing the sign and said it was a big step in showing that the store’s willing to be “community friendly.”
“It’s just clothes. Nothing but clothes,” he insisted of Black Candy. “People have in their heads and think maybe it’s a sex store with (sex toys) and all kinds of crazy crap. But we don’t do nothing like that here.”
Cobb County has had issues with erotic clothing stores in the past. Tokyo Valentino’s is a “sex shop” with a footprint throughout the Metro Atlanta region. Marietta and Cobb County officials revoked the business licenses for two Tokyo Valentino’s locations last year. Both boards ruled the stores had too much sexually oriented merchandise on its shelves.
Tokyo Valentino’s owners appealed both decisions and the two locations continue to operate while litigation plays out in court.
AUSTELL, Ga., Nov. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Patak Meat Products, a manufacturer of fine European meats and sausages, is in the process of rebuilding in preparation for reopening in the near future. A fire broke out at the factory and caused severe damage on August 23, 2021. Thankfully, there were no injuries. While the company has been forced to temporarily close operations, the rebuilding process is now in full swing."Rebuilding has been a long and tedious process, but the progress made has been tremendous. We are grateful...
AUSTELL, Ga., Nov. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Patak Meat Products, a manufacturer of fine European meats and sausages, is in the process of rebuilding in preparation for reopening in the near future. A fire broke out at the factory and caused severe damage on August 23, 2021. Thankfully, there were no injuries. While the company has been forced to temporarily close operations, the rebuilding process is now in full swing.
"Rebuilding has been a long and tedious process, but the progress made has been tremendous. We are grateful for the community support and for our amazing employees," said Alan Patak, owner of Patak Meat Products. "While we do not have a firm reopening date, we expect to resume operations in some capacity in the coming weeks."
Customers of Patak Meat Products have been known to drive all the way from Ohio to Georgia to purchase the high-quality meats. Long lines are common at the retail facility on weekends and during the holidays. Patak Meat Products include hand-made sausages, fresh meats, specialty smoked meats, as well as salami and dry cured products. During the closure, customers may still purchase gift cards for the holidays. Gift cards can be used upon the company reopening.
In addition to its retail deli, Patak Meat Products also offers an online shop with shipping available in the continental United States. Next-day shipping is available in Georgia, as well as locations as far away as Alabama, South Carolina and north Florida. Patak also proudly serves prestigious wholesale clients such as Sysco and US Food Service.
The rebuilding process has allowed Patak Meat Products to implement significant upgrades to machinery and technology.
"We want everyone to know that we are still here, working hard to bring back our customers' favorite meat products," said Dale Donatelli, hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) and quality assurance manager. "We are looking forward to seeing our customers' friendly, smiling faces that we have missed so much during this time."
Founded in 1981, Patak Meat Products has been a manufacturer of fine European meats and sausages offering wholesale, as well as providing a retail deli where the public can purchase meat on a daily basis.The origins of Patak Meat Products is Czech and Polish; however, the company also offers a large variety of meats that originate from around the world. For more information, visit http://www.patakmeats.com.
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