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 Buckhead 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 Buckhead 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 Buckhead 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!
Pumpkin patches in the Buckhead area are gearing up for the peak season.BUCKHEAD, GA — It's the time of year to think about picking up a pumpkin or two near Buckhead, whether your search for the best takes you to patches and fields or your local grocery store.In some areas, however, experts fear that heavy summer rains could have increased the likelihood of a blight that affects many vegetables including pumpkins, dampening the outlook for the pumpkin crop this fall.Georgia ranks 46th in the United States for the...
BUCKHEAD, GA — It's the time of year to think about picking up a pumpkin or two near Buckhead, whether your search for the best takes you to patches and fields or your local grocery store.
In some areas, however, experts fear that heavy summer rains could have increased the likelihood of a blight that affects many vegetables including pumpkins, dampening the outlook for the pumpkin crop this fall.
Georgia ranks 46th in the United States for the number of pumpkin acres harvested, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture census. About 74 acres were harvested in 2017, which is the most recent complete data from the USDA.
The USDA says six states — Illinois, California, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia and Texas — are responsible for 40 percent of pumpkin acres harvested. Together, they average between 4,700 and 5,600 acres of pumpkins a year, according to the USDA.
More recently, Illinois tops the list of pumpkin-producing states, harvesting about 10,900 acres in 2019. The other states among the top six have all averaged between 4,700 and 5,600 acres per year.
Four other states — Wisconsin, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania — account for another 20 percent of the pumpkins harvested in the country, meaning the top 10 pumpkin-producing states provide more than 60 percent of the country's pumpkin output.
Phytophthora blight is a fungus that showed up earlier than usual in the states that produce the most pumpkins, Mohammad Babadoost, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Illinois, told Harvest Public Media in July.
Heavy rains in late June and early July caused the fungus to show up earlier than anticipated in Morton, Illinois, a village that produces more than 90 percent of the world's canned pumpkin.
"After the middle of August, or close to the end of the season in September or so, it's not so bad," Babadoost said. "But this year, in the first week of July, is too much."
It's not yet known whether the fungus will lower the numbers of pumpkins produced in 2021. But Babadoost told Patch in an email statement he is "still observing some Phytophthora infection on pumpkins and other cucurbits (gourd plants)."
Located at 415 East Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, Dirty Rascal will offer reimagined Italian-American cuisine from James Beard-nominated chef Todd Ginsberg. According to Eater Atlanta, it is set to open in ...
Located at 415 East Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, Dirty Rascal will offer reimagined Italian-American cuisine from James Beard-nominated chef Todd Ginsberg. According to Eater Atlanta, it is set to open in December.
The signature restaurant is led by Ginsberg and the Rye Restaurants team which includes Jennifer and Ben Johnson, and Shelley Sweet. The group is also behind The General Muir, TGM Bread, Wood’s Chapel BBQ, West Egg Cafe, Fred’s Meat and Bread, and Yalla!. Daily operations will be run by Atlanta chef Joshua Hopkins, formerly of Empire State South, who was named executive chef for the hotel.
The restaurant seats 140 and and pays homage to the essence of great Italian-American dining establishments by referencing the flavor and style. It features a large central bar with a marble top, intimate alcoves, a wall of round leather booths, and a private dining area.
At Dirty Rascal, guests can look forward to being served a variety of classic Italian-American fare including rigatoni alla vodka, veal parmigiana, spaghetti and meatballs, and king crab scampi. Cocktails and wine will also be served. A cocktail of note, per The Atlanta Journal Constitution, will be the Dirty Rascal, the restaurant’s version of a dirty martini, made with gin, vodka, vermentino and herbed olive oil.
The restaurant will also be open for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast will include an espresso bar, while salads, soups, sandwiches and more will be served for lunch.
“Many of us have grown up with this food, whether spaghetti and meatballs at home, or a night out with family at a neighborhood red-sauce restaurant,” Ginsberg said in a prepared statement. “We started doing a Sunday Night Spaghetti dinner every week at the General Muir years ago. People come every week just for that – spaghetti and meatballs in a Jewish deli.”
The name for the restaurant was inspired by Ginsberg’s mother, whom the chef plans to pay tribute to on the menu with homestyle Italian dishes. She nicknamed the chef “dirty rascal” as a child.
The restaurant will be open daily from 7 AM to 10 PM, with the bar remaining open until 11:30 PM.
Italian-American restaurant Dirty Rascal is set to open in December on the ground floor of the new Hyatt-backed Thompson hotel at Buckhead Village. Led by chef Todd Ginsberg and the team behind Rye Restaurants group, expect to dine on everything from souped-up spaghetti and meatballs to king crab scampi paired with...
Italian-American restaurant Dirty Rascal is set to open in December on the ground floor of the new Hyatt-backed Thompson hotel at Buckhead Village. Led by chef Todd Ginsberg and the team behind Rye Restaurants group, expect to dine on everything from souped-up spaghetti and meatballs to king crab scampi paired with cocktails and wine.
Rye Restaurants, owned by Ginsberg, Jennifer and Ben Johnson, and Shelley Sweet, runs the General Muir, Fred’s Meat and Bread, Yalla, Wood’s Chapel BBQ, and TGM Bread. The group’s micro food hall the Canteen closed last May after three years in Midtown due to an unrecoverable loss of revenue and lack of rent relief stemming from the pandemic. West Egg Cafe, owned by the Johnsons and Sweet, is not part of Rye Restaurants.
Taking cues from old-school red sauce restaurants in New York and classic Italian joints found just off the strip in Las Vegas, Dirty Rascal promises to imbue swanky, mid-century vibes in the dining room and in the food served here. Design plans call for a large, marble-top bar with red leather wrapped around the front to be prominently featured in the dining room, along with round leather booths and other intimate seating nooks throughout the space.
Atlanta chef Joshua Hopkins has been named executive chef for the hotel and will lead daily operations in the kitchen at Dirty Rascal. Hopkins comes to the Thompson Hotel after serving as culinary director for Rye Restaurants and previously working at notable Atlanta restaurants like Empire State South, Bacchanalia, and Abattoir. In 2018, Hopkins partnered with Dennis Lange to open Italian restaurant Adalina at the Post Riverside apartment complex on Northside Parkway in northwest Atlanta. The restaurant has since closed.
Look for fresh-made pastas and other classic Italian-American comfort foods here, including rigatoni alla vodka, fettuccini alfredo, veal parmigiana, and osso bucco, along with some dishes prepared or finished table side. During breakfast, Dirty Rascal will feature an espresso bar, while lunch sees salads, soups, and sandwiches and some heartier mid-day entrees served.
“Many of us have grown up with this food, whether spaghetti and meatballs at home, or a night out with family at a neighborhood red-sauce restaurant,” Ginsberg says in a prepared statement. “We started doing a Sunday Night Spaghetti dinner every week at the General Muir years ago. People come every week just for that – spaghetti and meatballs in a Jewish deli.”
Ginsberg plans to pay tribute to his mother on the menu, who nicknamed the chef “dirty rascal” as a child, with a few homestyle Italian dishes, too.
In addition to Dirty Rascal, the 200-plus room Thompson Hotel will also include a lobby cafe and bar and a rooftop pool with cabanas and a private club called Tesserae.
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Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood has plenty of luxury hotels, but the newly opened Kimpton Sylvan Hotel stands out. For one thing, it’s a stylish example of adaptive reuse in a landscape crowded with new construction. For another, it’s a hotel where locals actually turn up. They come for the see-and-be-seen restaurants, plus the rooftop bar—another Buckhead rarity.Situated in the bones of a 1950s-era condominium, the 217-room hotel pro...
Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood has plenty of luxury hotels, but the newly opened Kimpton Sylvan Hotel stands out. For one thing, it’s a stylish example of adaptive reuse in a landscape crowded with new construction. For another, it’s a hotel where locals actually turn up. They come for the see-and-be-seen restaurants, plus the rooftop bar—another Buckhead rarity.
Situated in the bones of a 1950s-era condominium, the 217-room hotel proves that fresh paint, a modern portico, and retro-chic signage can utterly transform a building. Inside, the decor showcases vintage furniture, leafy plants, and contemporary art. The midcentury-modern design scheme extends to the outdoor pool with its low-slung rattan furnishings and sleek wood patio.
While the design is clever, it’s the hotel’s food and drinks that have Buckhead talking. Willow Bar, a sprawling garden lounge just off the lobby, offers patio beverages (sangria, cucumber spritzes) and shareable plates (like a fried-chicken picnic basket with all the fixings). The Betty, which fittingly looks like a place Don and Betty Draper might have dined, is a spot for icy martinis, $169 porterhouses, and cigars on the patio. The ninth-floor rooftop bar, St. Julep, is known for its panoramic views, weekend dance parties, and playful cocktails named after Outkast songs (“Hey Ya!,” for example, is a citrus daquiri).
The Iberian Pig“I’m really stoked about this restaurant’s Buckhead location—it’s a really comfortable atmosphere. I love the pork cheek with truffle and egg.”
Irby’s Tavern“In terms of getting together with friends for drinks, this cool little sports bar has a great patio and an eclectic group of people.”
This article appears in the Fall/Winter 2021 issue of Southbound.
If the decomposing jack-o'-lantern is creeping you out, share the fall bounty from Buckhead pumpkin fields and patches with critters.ATLANTA – When the jack-o'-lanterns you carved from the best pumpkins plucked from patches and fields near Buckhead this fall start looking droopy and sad, they still have life.While uncarved pumpkins can last two to three months indoors, carved pumpkins usually only last a few days before they start to decay. Streets and porches all over Buckhead are often filled with the wilting, sagging...
ATLANTA – When the jack-o'-lanterns you carved from the best pumpkins plucked from patches and fields near Buckhead this fall start looking droopy and sad, they still have life.
While uncarved pumpkins can last two to three months indoors, carved pumpkins usually only last a few days before they start to decay. Streets and porches all over Buckhead are often filled with the wilting, sagging faces of jack o'-lanterns getting older by the minute.
But as with Christmas trees a few months later, there are many ways you can recycle these pumpkins that will help birds, wildlife and the planet.
1. Share the seeds with birds and wildlife.
Pumpkin seeds are a healthy and popular snacking treat for a variety of birds and wildlife, especially as the weather gets colder and food is harder to come by. As your pumpkin starts to soften and fade, collect the seeds from inside, and give them a day or so to dry.
Don't add any kind of seasoning, even salt, Birds & Blooms advises.
Then scatter the seeds outside, or put them in a birdfeeder or bowl. If you live in an area with bears or other harmful predators, try placing the seeds on an upper level that only birds and smaller animals like squirrels and chipmunks can reach.
2. Make A 'Snack-O'-Lantern'
You can also just cut out the middleman and turn the pumpkin itself into a "snack-o'-lantern pumpkin feeder," according to the National Wildlife Federation.
Just take the pumpkin, cut it in half, scoop out the middle, and attach the top and bottom halves of the pumpkin with string and several wooden dowels.
Fill the bottom half with either birdseed, pumpkin seeds, or both. See here for more detailed instructions from the National Wildlife Foundation.
3. Plant The Seeds Of Future Pumpkins
You could also use the seeds for their intended purpose: making more pumpkins.
To save and store pumpkin seeds for the following year, place the pulp and seeds from the pumpkin inside a colander, according to Gardening Know How. Wash cold water over it, and pick out a few of the largest seeds.
Spread the rinsed seeds far apart from each other on a dry towel, and place that towel in a cool, dry spot for a week.
Place the seeds in a seed envelope, and place the seed envelope in a plastic container with several holes poked in the lid. Put that container in the back of a refrigerator, and get ready to plant your own private pumpkin patch next year.
4. Make An Animal Smorgasbord
Animals and birds love pumpkins just as much as people do, so why not give them a special treat? Simply cut the pumpkin into small, bite-sized pieces, and scatter them in a spot where you won't mind local critters coming to nosh, the National Wildlife Federation advises.
Again, this one is probably best to avoid if bears, foxes, coyotes, rats or any variety of predators and pests are a problem nearby.
5. Donate Pumpkins To A Local Zoo
If you feel more comfortable leaving the animal feeding to professionals, consider donating the pumpkin remains to a nearby zoo. Many zoos accept pumpkin donations after Halloween because they are a nutritious snack that most animals love.
6. Compost It
If your pumpkin is truly on its last proverbial legs, put its nutrients back into the earth by composting it. Even if you don't have a compost pile, you can put it in your garden, and many areas offer municipal composting services. Just make sure you take out all the seeds first, lest an impromptu pumpkin patch begins to sprout out of the compost.