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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 Marietta 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:

  • Medeco
  • Arrow
  • Schlage
  • Keymark
  • Kwikset
  • Mul-T-Lock,
  • Sargent
  • Baldwin

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.

Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Arrowhead Lock & Safe:

  • Our residential and commercial locksmiths in Marietta are bonded, licensed, insured, and ready to work hard.
  • Every professional locksmith is vetted via interviews and background checks.
  • We offer a wide range of locksmith services, from simple fixes to multi-step security system installations.
  • We carry a huge stock of premium, name-brand security hardware.
  • Our prices are affordable, and our quotes are 100% free of charge.
  • We aim to go the extra mile for ALL of our customers. It’s just the way we do business!

Residential Locksmith Services: Keeping Your Home and Family Safe

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 Marietta 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:

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Re-Keying Services

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.

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New Lock Installation

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.

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High-Security Lock Installation

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.

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Access Control System Installation:

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.

Commercial Locksmith Services: Protecting Your Customers and Your Business

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 Marietta 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.

Here are just a few of the commercial services we offer, all set up and installed by a certified, highly-trained commercial locksmith in Marietta:

Commercial Door Locks

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.

Commercial Door Lock Repair

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.

Alarm Systems

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.

Security Cameras

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.

Access Control Systems

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.

Commercial Door Installation

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.

ANSI Door Lock Grades Explained

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:

  • Strength Cycles – How many uses a lock can withstand before a replacement lock is needed)
  • Operational – This refers to a door’s ability to latch when it is closed
  • Security – The effectiveness of the lock’s security
  • Material – What kind of material is the lock made of?
  • Finish – Satin, nickel-plated, bronze, etc.

Grade 1 Locks

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.

Grade 2 Locks

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.

Grade 3 Locks

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.

Protect Your Home or Business Today

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.

Latest News in Marietta

Martinis and Music Night at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art

The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art will host an event called Martinis and Music Night on August 20, 2021 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the museum, located at 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060. According to the museum’s web site, “Martini and Music Night is the most popular event at the museum, so we hope that you make plans to attend.” Johnny ...

The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art will host an event called Martinis and Music Night on August 20, 2021 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the museum, located at 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060.

According to the museum’s web site, “Martini and Music Night is the most popular event at the museum, so we hope that you make plans to attend.”

Johnny Porrazzo will entertain guests with pop rock music.

Metro Montage XXI, the Museum’s annual juried art exhibition will be on view.

The museum describes Metro Montage as follows:

Metro Montage is the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s annual juried exhibition featuring all types of genre, medium, style, subject matter, concept, and technique in art. Metro Montage XXI will feature, throughout all of the Museum’s galleries, works of fine art by contemporary artists that showcase the diversity and skill within our nation’s culture.

For the list of articles featured in this year’s exhibition visit the Metro Montage web page.

Carriage House Catering will provide hors d’oeovres and a cash bar will be available.

Admission is $10 at the door or free to members of Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.


The Cobb County social media team posted announcements of two upcoming events at Cobb senior centers on the county’s Facebook page.

Humana will host an event at the North Cobb Senior Center for seniors who want to take care of their minds and bodies.

The county’s Facebook page describes the event as follows:

North Cobb Senior Center will hold a free “Boosting Your Mind with Food and Fitness” 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 27. Registration is required. Your mood can be affected by your eating and exercise habits. Learn how eating well and staying active can help improve your outlook. Presented by Humana. Register online at myactivecenter.com. The center is located at 4100 S Main St, Acworth. Call 770-975-7740 for more information.

The North Cobb Senior Center is located at 3900 S Main St, Acworth, GA 30101.

And for those of you who love bingo, there will be a fundraiser at the Freeman Poole Center called the Bingo Bash.

The event is described as follows:

Freeman Poole Senior Center will hold a Bingo Bash fundraiser 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Monday, July 26. Entry fee is $3. Participants must register in advance; no tickets will be sold at the door. Funds raised will benefit the Freeman Poole Senior Center. Register at myactivecenter.com. The center is located at 4025 S. Hurt Rd, Smyrna. Call 770-801-3400 for more information.

The Freeman Poole Senior Center is located at 4025 S Hurt Rd SW, Smyrna, GA 30082.

To discover more events at Cobb senior centers regularly visit the Cobb County Senior Services website or the Cobb Senior Services Facebook page.

Marietta Schools first district in country to partner with CDC, study COVID-19 in schools

MARIETTA, Ga. — A metro Atlanta school district was the first in the country to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the coronavirus in schools. Channel 2′s Cobb County Bureau Chief Chris Jose was in Marietta Friday, where CDC researchers looked at how schools operated before, during and after school at the height of the pandemic. Jose talked to Superintendent Dr. Grant Rivera, who explained why the district decided to make masks optional for the new school year. [DOW...

MARIETTA, Ga. — A metro Atlanta school district was the first in the country to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the coronavirus in schools.

Channel 2′s Cobb County Bureau Chief Chris Jose was in Marietta Friday, where CDC researchers looked at how schools operated before, during and after school at the height of the pandemic.

Jose talked to Superintendent Dr. Grant Rivera, who explained why the district decided to make masks optional for the new school year.

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“What we learned is that adult-to-adult and adult-to-student transmission was the highest,” Rivera said. “Student-to-student transmission was significantly lower, and that was even during a surge in December and January. "

Around 1,100 students attended summer school where masks were optional. Rivera said there was not a single case of student-to-student transmission.

“We acknowledge that yes, masks are important, and masks are optional,” Rivera said. “We’re looking very carefully at what’s happening in our classrooms. What’s happening on our school buses. What’s happening in our community. I think that’s the data that drives our conversation.”

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Rivera said the lack of student-to-student transmission and low community spread both factor into the decision about masks.

Another thing working in Marietta schools’ favor is that nearly 800 teachers and staff have been vaccinated.

Earlier this year, the district held mass vaccination clinics on campus where about 4,600 students and their families got their shots. At least 65% of its teachers got vaccinated through the campus clinics, and that doesn’t count teachers who got vaccinated on their own.

For ROTC instructor Lt. Colonel James Wilson, it’s all about the kids and keeping his family safe.

“Obviously if this will help me stay in the classroom where the kids can be here with me, I’m all about it,” Wilson said.

As the district prepares for students to return, desk shields have now been removed from classrooms. Still, teachers will try to maximize classroom space. Rivera is encouraging students to keep a mask in their bag and wear it if social distancing is not possible in classrooms.

“I think we have to look carefully at data from last year, data from this year, and again, if necessary, shift when we need to,” Rivera said.

Rivera said his next priority is learning loss. He said the district is pulling together additional counselors, additional social workers, parent liaisons and behavioral specialists in for extra support.

“We’re really pulling together anyone and everyone who can help a child or family,” Rivera said.

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Local teachers tap into Kennesaw State for cybersecurity instruction

College of Computing and Software Engineering and Bagwell College of Education are helping metro Atlanta middle and high school teachers educate their students about cybersecurity. Through a grant they received from the GenCyber program, assistant professors of ...

College of Computing and Software Engineering and Bagwell College of Education are helping metro Atlanta middle and high school teachers educate their students about cybersecurity.

Through a grant they received from the GenCyber program, assistant professors of information technology Shirley Tian and Zhigang Li and assistant professor of instructional technology Yi Jin have been leading a cybersecurity education camp for the past two weeks. The 25 local teachers selected to participate, at no cost to them, have been learning how to integrate the basics of cybersecurity, algorithmic thinking and computational problem solving into their curriculum.

“The GenCyber teacher camp is a great collaboration that aligns with the University’s R2 research agenda,” Jin said. “We have merged our expertise, with KSU’s School of Instructional Technology and Innovation providing the practical K-12 teaching knowledge and the College of Computing and Software Engineering providing the hard science of cybersecurity, to equip the participating teachers with training in both aspects.”

That knowledge, in turn, will be passed on to the teachers’ middle and high school students. The stated goals of the camp are to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce, help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, and improve the methods for teaching cybersecurity content in K-12 school systems.

Along with completing individual coursework and group activities online, the GenCyber camp participants visited both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses for hands-on labs and face-to-face lectures. The camp culminated with the teachers working in small groups to develop lesson plans that they will implement in their classrooms in the coming school year.

“Having a growing community of cybersecurity advocates at the middle and high school level enables us as educators to promote this field to grade 6-12 students, which will help us in our diversity and inclusion efforts,” Tian said. “The true finish line of a GenCyber Teacher Camp is not the last day of camp. The finish line is the successful transfer of cybersecurity into each teacher’s classroom.”

Continuing KSU’s reputation as a leader in instructional technology – including elevating the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation from a department to a school earlier this year – Jin will lead research tracking how effectively the lesson plans and training from the GenCyber camp translate into actual practice in the teachers’ classrooms. She will share her findings in a follow-up conference with the teachers at the conclusion of fall semester.

“We will be able to make research-based, data-driven decisions on the next steps we are going to take to support the teachers in teaching cybersecurity topics most effectively and engaging students,” Jin said.

Some of the GenCyber camp participants are KSU alumni, including Eva Holston, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Bagwell College of Education. A computer science teacher at a middle school in Cherokee County, Holston looks forward to sharing the insights from the camp with her colleagues and students.

“I am grateful that KSU put on this camp for teachers at no cost,” Holston said. “The job market in cybersecurity is exploding, and I want to be able to empower my students with a foundational knowledge base to prepare them for careers in computer science, including the field of cybersecurity.”

In line with that, the camp organizers are optimistic that the middle and high school students who become interested in cybersecurity will want to attend Kennesaw State. KSU offers both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in cybersecurity and is home to the Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development.

Meanwhile, Tian, Li and Jin are looking to build on this year’s inaugural GenCyber teacher camp at KSU. They plan to pursue additional grant funding for Kennesaw State to host this camp again in coming years and envision expanding to include an advanced teacher camp and a student camp.

“This is just the beginning,” Tian said. “The GenCyber initiative is big for KSU since it connects with the dedication to cybersecurity that’s already in place at the University.”

– Paul Floeckher

Photos by Jason Getz

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

Cobb Church In Showdown With Conference, Prayer Meeting Planned

A prominent metro Atlanta church locked in a tug of war with its conference will hold a prayer meeting Sunday evening in East Cobb. COBB COUNTY, GA — Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in suburban Atlanta, tangled in a fight with its governing organization over whether it can leave its denomination, will hold a guided prayer session Sunday night led by 18 area faith leaders. Planned to last 90 minutes, the event begins at 6 p.m. in the church's main sanctuary at 4385 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta. According to ...

A prominent metro Atlanta church locked in a tug of war with its conference will hold a prayer meeting Sunday evening in East Cobb.

COBB COUNTY, GA — Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in suburban Atlanta, tangled in a fight with its governing organization over whether it can leave its denomination, will hold a guided prayer session Sunday night led by 18 area faith leaders.

Planned to last 90 minutes, the event begins at 6 p.m. in the church's main sanctuary at 4385 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta.

According to East Cobb News, Thursday morning's announcement from Mt. Bethel said attendees "will focus on a particular aspect of heavenly-minded HOPE as a confident expectation and dynamic assurance of things unseen providing strength, courage and boldness for the future."

Sunday's prayer event will be the latest skirmish is a war between the prominent East Cobb church and its governing body, the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

When the conference tried to reassign Mt. Bethel senior pastor Dr. Jody Ray in April, the church declared it would sooner leave the denomination than give him up. The conference responded on July 12 by announcing it would seize Mt. Bethel's assets, giving the church 10 days — until Wednesday — to respond.

That deadline came and went with no public word from either side. Patch has contacted both Mt. Bethel and the conference for comment and had yet to receive a response by Thursday afternoon.

Underlying this struggle is a larger schism in the United Methodist Church over the denomination's stand on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ ministers. Mt. Bethel, the largest congregation in the North Georgia Conference, is staunchly conservative.

A takeover like this "has never happened with a church of anywhere near this size or for this reason," said Rob Renfroe, a Methodist pastor who's president of Good News Magazine. Renfroe's comments were reported by Christianity Today, the evangelical publication founded by Billy Graham.

Read the stories in East Cobb News and Christianity Today.

AM Best Revises Outlooks to Positive for Southern General Insurance Company

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb+” (Fair) of Southern General Insurance Company (SGIC) (Marietta, GA). These Credit Ratings (ratings) reflect SGIC’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as strong, as well as its marginal operating performance, limited business profile and...

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb+” (Fair) of Southern General Insurance Company (SGIC) (Marietta, GA).

These Credit Ratings (ratings) reflect SGIC’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as strong, as well as its marginal operating performance, limited business profile and marginal enterprise risk management (ERM).

The revision of the outlooks to positive is based on the company’s improved ERM program. Management has implemented a governance structure and risk management controls and continues to invest in its infrastructure. In addition, implemented risk management initiatives such as claims automation, a special investigation unit and a litigation dashboard have materialized favorably as reflected in lower volatility in operating results. The continuation of these improvements will likely result in an improved Long-Term ICR in the intermediate term.

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