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 Emerson 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 Emerson 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 Emerson 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!
PEORIA, Ariz. — Emerson Hancock, the Mariners’ No. 6 prospect in the organization per Baseball America and an expected trade piece for Mariners president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto, has been a notable nonparticipant in all on-field pitching activities since the Peoria complex opened to the media in late February.Hancock has been active in the gym and an engaged observer of bullpen sessions, live batting practice and scrimmages. But he has not been in uniform at any point, instead he’s been working out in the...
PEORIA, Ariz. — Emerson Hancock, the Mariners’ No. 6 prospect in the organization per Baseball America and an expected trade piece for Mariners president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto, has been a notable nonparticipant in all on-field pitching activities since the Peoria complex opened to the media in late February.
Hancock has been active in the gym and an engaged observer of bullpen sessions, live batting practice and scrimmages. But he has not been in uniform at any point, instead he’s been working out in the gym and doing some non-throwing drills on the mound to maintain some feel of his mechanics.
After MLB sources said that Hancock had been shut down due to an injury, Dipoto confirmed that Hancock had suffered a minor latissimus dorsi strain about three weeks ago during the team’s minicamp.
He is currently on a strengthening program and progressing, according to Dipoto.
Hancock, a hard-throwing right-hand pitcher out of the University of Georgia, was the Mariners first-round round pick in the 2020 draft and sixth player selected overall.
After being invited to “summer camp” with the Mariners during the shortened 2020 season, Hancock dealt with some shoulder fatigue and was shut down. He made his professional debut with High-A Everett in 2021. In nine starts for the Aqua Sox, he posted a 2-0 record with a 2.32 ERA. In 31 innings pitched, he struck out 30 batters with 13 walks.
However another bout with shoulder fatigue also kept him out a month in Everett from June 25 to July 28 and didn’t allow him to pitch the Futures Game.
Hancock was promoted to Class AA Arkansas on Aug. 11 and made three starts for the Travelers, posting a 1-1 record with a 3.29 ERA. But more shoulder issues, which was revealed to be an impingement, shut him down for the season Aug. 28.
The injury and restart of his throwing progression will delay his start to the 2022 season, which will likely be starting in Arkansas.
When he’s healthy, Hancock possesses a fastball that touches 98 mph and three quality off-speed pitches. In an organization filled with strong pitching prospects, Hancock was considered to be one of the best sitting behind George Kirby in most rankings and Brandon Williamson in the Baseball America rankings.
The Mariners released the start times for all their home games and multiple road games for their revised Cactus League schedule. Seattle plays its first spring training game at 1:10 p.m. March 18 vs. the Padres at Peoria Sports Stadium. Of the announced game times, the Mariners have just two night games — “home” games vs. the Guardians (Thursday, March 31) and Brewers (Saturday, April 2). Both games will start at 6:40 p.m. There are three road games with game times yet to be determined.
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Former Bulldog Emerson Hancock made his major league debut for the Seattle Mariners against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, Aug. 9, at T-Mobile Park.
The Mariners, who currently sit third in their division but remain in the wild card conversation, have been snake-bitten by injuries to their starting rotation this season. All-Star pitcher Robbie Ray made just one start before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery, while rookie Bryan Woo, who Hancock was recalled for, was the latest to join the injured list.
The expectations for the rookie’s debut probably went something like this— Get through the bottom of the order one to two times, and just keep the Mariners in the game. Especially when facing a star-studded lineup featuring All-Stars Fernando Tatis Jr, Juan Soto and Manny Machado.
Hancock did that and then some.
The former Bulldog started off the game a little rocky, with a leadoff walk to Padres shortstop Ha-Seong Kim, who then proceeded to steal two bases. Facing a pitcher making his big league debut, Kim took advantage of the 24-year old’s lack of experience holding runners on at the major league level.
Although a groundout off the bat of Soto allowed Kim to score, a flyout from Machado prevented what could have been a much bigger offensive explosion from the Padres.
“The first inning was kind of tough to settle in, for sure,” Hancock said. “Just trying to slow things down, trying to find a rhythm, trying to get things going. And then [Mariners catcher] Cal did such a good job of just sticking to what we talked about and slowing me down.”
Throughout his remaining four innings, Hancock allowed only two hits and no more runs. He completed the fifth inning having only walked three with three strikeouts. He could now take a breath— his big league debut, a moment that every little kid who plays baseball dreams about, was over, and it was one to be remembered.
“The first thing I can think of is the fans, the energy,” Hancock said. “I mean, as soon as I walked out of the dugout, you could feel it. You could feel it in the bullpen. You could feel it when I walked out and when I took the mound.”
Unfortunately, Hancock was not inline for the win, as he left when the game was tied at one. However, the home team still earned a victory behind an offensive onslaught that took place during the bottom of the eighth.
Dec. 8, 2021 - The Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power) has selected Emerson, a global software, technology and engineering leader, to modernize and optimize operations at its Wansley Unit 9 combined cycle power plant. MEAG Power’s investment is critical for the continued reliable delivery of competitive wholesale electricity to member communities across the state of Georgia. Emerson’s Ovation software and technologies will help to digita...
Dec. 8, 2021 - The Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power) has selected Emerson, a global software, technology and engineering leader, to modernize and optimize operations at its Wansley Unit 9 combined cycle power plant. MEAG Power’s investment is critical for the continued reliable delivery of competitive wholesale electricity to member communities across the state of Georgia. Emerson’s Ovation software and technologies will help to digitally transform the Georgia plant through more flexible operations, improved process efficiency and enhanced cybersecurity.
The 500-megawatt Wansley natural gas-fueled power station is an essential part of MEAG Power’s diverse generation portfolio–delivering 69% emissions-free power–but obsolete generation controls have impacted the plant’s availability and financial performance. Dependable, flexible operations are critical to meeting fast-changing market demands and the region’s growing power needs. To support the reliability and diversity of MEAG Power’s generation portfolio as it transitions to an even cleaner portfolio, Emerson will upgrade the Wansley Unit 9 control system to a modern, integrated Ovation solution.
“Natural gas generation is a crucial part of our diverse energy mix that will play a meaningful role as we transition to a higher percentage of non-emitting generation,” said Steve Jackson, MEAG Power’s senior vice president and chief operating officer. “Modernizing the Wansley Unit 9 combined cycle plant with Emerson’s proven, advanced Ovation automation platform will enable us to continue providing reliable and competitively priced power to our 49 Participant communities, ensuring long-term success.”
As part of the contract, Emerson will replace the legacy balance-of-plant, steam turbine controls, gas turbine controls, as well as the generator excitation and burner management and vibration monitoring systems at Wansley Unit 9 with a unified Ovation automation platform. Incorporating Emerson’s condition monitoring solution into the control system will translate into greater visibility of asset health. An advanced power application will use predictive model-based control software to optimize operational flexibility and process efficiency by managing steam temperature during load changes created by renewable energy variability.
Robust cybersecurity technologies are integral to Emerson’s comprehensive solution that is designed to enhance and secure operations at Wansley Unit 9.
“MEAG Power’s forward-thinking approach to meeting future capacity and energy requirements balances the stability of natural gas power generation with the variability of renewable resources,” said Bob Yeager, president of Emerson’s power and water business. “Our advanced, integrated platform of digitally transformative software and technologies will optimize the operations at the Wansley natural-gas fired unit, enabling more reliable and efficient delivery of energy to their member partners.”
The Wansley Unit 9 modernization project is expected to be completed in 2022.
Emerson has been ranked the leading distributed control systems provider for the global power generation industry, according to Omdia.1
1Omdia, Distributed Control Systems Report, 2020. Market share based on revenue. Results are not an endorsement of Emerson. Any reliance on these results is at the third-party’s own risk.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.
The Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia is a nonprofit, statewide generation and transmission organization. Recognized as one of the leading joint action agencies in the country, MEAG Power is among the top public power companies nationwide in terms of annual net generation, megawatt-hour sales and electric revenue. Its diverse, clean energy portfolio – delivering 69% emissions-free energy in 2020–compares favorably with both the state and national averages. Created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1975, MEAG Power provides reliable, competitive wholesale electricity to its 49 member communities (Participants), who own their local distribution systems, through take-or-pay contracts. MEAG Power also monitors and advocates on energy issues at the state and federal levels on behalf of its Participants.
When Emerson Hancock was in elementary school his mother, Mona, sometimes watched his games from the outfield to tune out the criticism of other parents. Now, she sits in the stands at Foley Field watching him pitch as a potential No. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft.Hancock still has the same lanky build and laid-back, Southern demeanor that made many of the youth coaches in his native Cairo, Georgia doubt his ability. Then he steps on the mound and everything changes.“He double takes and then looks at you,...
When Emerson Hancock was in elementary school his mother, Mona, sometimes watched his games from the outfield to tune out the criticism of other parents. Now, she sits in the stands at Foley Field watching him pitch as a potential No. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft.
Hancock still has the same lanky build and laid-back, Southern demeanor that made many of the youth coaches in his native Cairo, Georgia doubt his ability. Then he steps on the mound and everything changes.
“He double takes and then looks at you, kind of looks right through you and I think if it was acceptable he would knock me out,” Bulldogs pitching coach Sean Kenny said. “He never would but that’s the look in his eyes.”
Hancock and the Bulldogs open the 2020 season Friday against Richmond in a three-game set at Foley Field.
The right-hander figures to get the opening-day start.
Routine is what Hancock thrives on, whether it involves family tradition or his class schedule. But his ability to break character and transform into a totally different person when he is facing batters has treated him well.
Following a sophomore season in which he had an 8-3 record with a 1.99 ERA, the right-hander has surged to the top of many MLB draft boards. For Hancock, the reason he can so easily flip the switch on his personality is simple.
“At the end of the day I want to win,” Hancock said. “I want to win for my teammates and just give them everything I have.”
Hancock always had the drive to win but his father, Don, can pinpoint the exact moment his son became the competitor he is today.
During Hancock’s sophomore year the Cairo High School Syrupmakers were traveling to Valdosta to take on Lowndes High School in a scrimmage game. Despite Hancock’s success as a freshman, his head coach all but assured him that he would be spending his sophomore year relegated to the junior varsity team.
“He came home and he was so upset, so mad,” Don Hancock said. “He said, ‘My coach thinks I’m going to play on the JV team. He is sadly mistaken.’ And he set out to prove him wrong.”
Hancock did prove him wrong, firing multiple shutout innings and earning a starting position that he never relinquished. After high school he was drafted in the 38th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks but opted to pitch for the Bulldogs instead.
His decision to come to Athens was largely influenced by his grandmother, Martha Ruth Elkins, who passed away during his senior year. Elkins attended the University of Georgia herself and passed on a love of the school to Hancock, who didn’t seriously consider any other offer. He still writes her name on the mound before every start he makes.
“Anytime before a game I do that to kind of have that reminder before I pitch that ‘this is kind of your reason why, your purpose,” Hancock said. “The people you do it for is your family.’”
The loyalty that Hancock shows to family extends to the clubhouse as well. In 2019 the Bulldogs erupted for a 46-17 record, their most wins since 2008, largely on the strength of a strong pitching staff that had a team ERA of 3.25.
Bulldogs’ head coach Scott Stricklin attributes part of that success to Hancock’s presence both on the field and in the clubhouse where he is a leader to many of the younger pitchers.
Stricklin believes that Hancock’s work ethic is fueled by a desire to prove himself more and more to everyone watching, despite his already high status as a prospect.
Teams looking to potentially draft Hancock have taken his behavior into consideration as well. In the fall of 2019, with Hancock shut down from pitching due to a minor injury, a major league scout contacted Kenny about examining his off-the-field behavior.
“Coach Kenny basically said you don’t need to waste your time, just check [the boxes] all off, they’re all positive,” Stricklin said.
Fewer people understand the difference between Hancock the competitor and Hancock the person as well as his teammate C.J. Smith. Smith, like Hancock is a pitcher who hails from a rural Georgia town and can just as easily talk about hunting as he can his breaking ball.
The two met the summer before their freshman year in Athens, and since then their bond has grown beyond baseball. They share a room on road trips and even attend church together on Sunday mornings.
In all that time Smith has never seen Hancock’s personality change, even as he progresses toward a potential major league career. For now, he knows Hancock only has one goal: winning the College World Series as a Georgia Bulldog.
“We always joke with him about, ‘Man it’s going to be awesome seeing your name go in the first five picks,’” Smith said. “And he says, ‘Shut up dude we’ve gotta go to Omaha first.’”
EMERSON, GA -- Plans to bring an amusement park that would have included attractions from "The Hunger Games" to north Georgia have been placed on hold.That's according to an open letter released by AVATRON Park Chairman David Garrett III, which said after two years of planning and fundraising, the much-anticipated project is "closing its doors."The reason for this sudden abandonment of plans? According to Garrett, one of the key partners in the venture was forced to suspend its participation in the project....
EMERSON, GA -- Plans to bring an amusement park that would have included attractions from "The Hunger Games" to north Georgia have been placed on hold.
That's according to an open letter released by AVATRON Park Chairman David Garrett III, which said after two years of planning and fundraising, the much-anticipated project is "closing its doors."
The reason for this sudden abandonment of plans? According to Garrett, one of the key partners in the venture was forced to suspend its participation in the project.
"While many would encourage us to look at this as simply a timing situation, we are of the shared belief that no more time can be given or pushed back," he said. "Therefore, the AVATRON project is being placed on hold indefinitely."
Garrett went on to say organizers were grateful for the support and hospitality shown by Bartow County residents and stakeholders.
"The leadership in Bartow County and Georgia did everything possible to aid our efforts and we grew to treasure all that is so special about this wonderful community," the company said. "If this is goodbye, we thank you one last time for your generosity and belief in AVATRON. If this is a ”not-yet” situation, then we thank you for your patience and understanding."
Records from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Developments of Regional Impact show the park would have been situated along 712 acres on Paga Mine Road in Emerson, which sits just south of Cartersville.
According to the company’s DRI filing with the state, AVATRON Park was billed as a “totally immersive, technology driven theme park drawing on the expertise of Hollywood’s leading visual effects professionals.”
Plans called for the project to include up to two hotels, retail operations and possibly a music performance venue, according to the initial DRI filing with the state.
The company coins the development as a next-generation theme park “built on the crossroads of where entertainment meets fantasy and perception becomes reality.”
Attractions in development for the park would have also featured newly created intellectual property, along with high-profile gaming and movie industry intellectual property including Lionsgate’s cultural phenomenon, The Hunger Games.
Lionsgate had announced its licensing, for the first time in North America, of The Hunger Games, Step Up and Now You See Me franchises as part of their partnership agreement with AVATRON.
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