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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
Your Trusted Source for Commercial and Residential Locksmiths in Marietta

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!
Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Arrowhead Lock & Safe
Residential Locksmith Services: Keeping Your Home and Family Safe

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:

Re-Keying Services

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.

New Lock Installation

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.

High-Security Lock Installation

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.

Access Control System Installation

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.

Commercial Locksmith Services: Protecting Your Customers and Your Business

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

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

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

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

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

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.

ANSI Door Lock Grades Explained

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.

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Marietta-Area Unemployment Rate Steady: Latest Data

The Cobb County unemployment rate stayed the same during the late summer.MARIETTA, GA — The U.S. posted its weakest job recovery month of the year in September, with just 194,000 non-farm jobs added to the economy.The September jobs report was even worse than that in August, when 366,000 jobs were created, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The national unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.8 percent despite the September disappointment.The latest available local unemployment f...

The Cobb County unemployment rate stayed the same during the late summer.

MARIETTA, GA — The U.S. posted its weakest job recovery month of the year in September, with just 194,000 non-farm jobs added to the economy.

The September jobs report was even worse than that in August, when 366,000 jobs were created, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The national unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.8 percent despite the September disappointment.

The latest available local unemployment figures are for August; that rate stayed the same as July for the Marietta area and is still lower than it was during the worst of the pandemic, the BLS said.

The Cobb County unemployment rate was 2.6 percent in August, unchanged from July. That reflected some improvement from August 2020, when the unemployment rate stood at 6.3 percent.

The August unemployment rate in Cobb County was lower than the Georgia rate of 3.1 percent, according to the latest local figures from the BLS.

Nationally, 17.4 million jobs have been added back to the economy since April 2020. Still, the country is down 5 million positions (3.3 percent) from pre-pandemic levels.

The jobs report is based on survey data from mid-September, which may have skewed negatively due to several crises in the country, according to The Washington Post. At the time there were 150,000 coronavirus cases per day in the country; the number has since dropped by nearly half.

Parts of the country were also recovering from the devastating Hurricane Ida, and California is still dealing with the effects of ongoing wildfires.

Average hourly wages continued to climb in September, with a 17-cent gain to $30.85. Hourly wages have grown for six months in a row as employers look to fill vacant positions.

Employees have been more willing than ever to leave their employers. A record 4.3 million employees quit their jobs in August, according to the BLS.

The leisure/hospitality and professional/business service industries led the way for September job gains with 74,000 and 60,000 jobs, respectively. Retail trade jobs increased by 56,000 jobs after two months of little change.

Editor's note: This post was automatically generated using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. Please report any errors or other feedback to content@patch.com.

Mask Mandate Revoked In Marietta City Schools: Superintendent

Starting Saturday, Marietta City Schools will move to a mask-optional policy in buildings and buses.MARIETTA, GA — Marietta City Schools students and staff will no longer be required to wear face masks in school buildings or on school buses starting Saturday, Superintendent Grant Rivera said in an email to parents Thursday.MCS implemented a temporary mask mandate back in August due to COVID-19 cases in the district and county. In the email to parents, Rivera said a significant decline in the COVID-19 positivity rate in ...

Starting Saturday, Marietta City Schools will move to a mask-optional policy in buildings and buses.

MARIETTA, GA — Marietta City Schools students and staff will no longer be required to wear face masks in school buildings or on school buses starting Saturday, Superintendent Grant Rivera said in an email to parents Thursday.

MCS implemented a temporary mask mandate back in August due to COVID-19 cases in the district and county. In the email to parents, Rivera said a significant decline in the COVID-19 positivity rate in Cobb County, a "continued local decline" in cases for school-aged children and drop in cases within the district are among the reasons for the switch to a mask-optional policy.

"Throughout this pandemic, we've strived to achieve the appropriate balance between our instructional needs and public health protocols," Rivera said. "The decision to transition to mask-optional is one more step in establishing some degree of normalcy in our schools, as the data indicates conditions have changed significantly from the start of the school year."

Meanwhile, Cobb Board of Commissioners Chair Lisa Cupid signed a second extension of the county's COVID-19 state of emergency Thursday night, which will keep the emergency declaration active through Nov. 16, unless extended for a third time. While Rivera said the COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped, Cobb is still considered at high risk for community transmission, according to Cobb and Douglas Public Health.

"On a personal level, I understand that some of you will read this email and be frustrated, or even angered, by this transition in our protocols, while others will be delighted and relieved," Rivera said. "I ask for your continued grace with me and with each other. Nothing about a pandemic is static — our district's response will continue to evolve as both this virus and the data evolve."

Rivera also addressed the following:

Additionally, CDPH informed MCS officials that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11 could be approved for emergency use authorization Oct. 26. Details will be available in the coming days for anyone who wishes to get their child vaccinated.

"While no one can be certain of the future of this pandemic and the COVID[-19] virus, numerous epidemiologists and medical experts with whom I collaborate are hopeful that we will not have a third surge," Rivera said. "My sincere hope is a MCS mask mandate will not return in our future; however, please know that we will continue to be responsive to the data."

How To Recycle Pumpkins For Birds And Wildlife In Marietta

If the decomposing jack-o'-lantern is creeping you out, share the fall bounty from Marietta pumpkin fields and patches with critters.MARIETTA, GA – When the jack-o'-lanterns you carved from the best pumpkins plucked from patches and fields near Marietta 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 Marietta are often filled with the wilting, sa...

If the decomposing jack-o'-lantern is creeping you out, share the fall bounty from Marietta pumpkin fields and patches with critters.

MARIETTA, GA – When the jack-o'-lanterns you carved from the best pumpkins plucked from patches and fields near Marietta 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 Marietta 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.

Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against Cobb Schools Over COVID Protocols

A federal judge denied the Southern Poverty Law Center's request for an injunction against Cobb Schools over lack of COVID-19 protections.COBB COUNTY, GA — A federal judge rejected the Southern Poverty Law Center's request for an emergency order that would have required the Cobb County School District to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for COVID-19, including a districtwide mask mandate.U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten denied the request, saying the district "made an informed choice t...

A federal judge denied the Southern Poverty Law Center's request for an injunction against Cobb Schools over lack of COVID-19 protections.

COBB COUNTY, GA — A federal judge rejected the Southern Poverty Law Center's request for an emergency order that would have required the Cobb County School District to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for COVID-19, including a districtwide mask mandate.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten denied the request, saying the district "made an informed choice that is neither arbitrary nor unreasonable" and that parents were asking the courts to overrule the district's authority.

"[CCSD's] COVID[-19] policies apply to all students, regardless of ability. Additionally, plaintiffs — like all students in Cobb County — were given the option to attend virtual school in lieu of in-person classes," Batten wrote in his ruling. "Plaintiffs attempt to allege disparate treatment by a facially neutral policy that applied to disabled and non-disabled students alike, and their argument falls well short of the high bar required for injunctive relief."

The SPLC filed a lawsuit on behalf of four Cobb parents Oct. 1 against the school district, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale and all seven members of the CCSD school board, requesting a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. The parents have children in the district with health issues "who are at risk of severe illness and even death" if they contract COVID-19: myeloid leukemia, hypogammaglobulinemia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis and chronic severe asthma.

In a letter to Ragsdale the school board, the law center maintains that because of the disabled students' condition, they are unable to attend school in person unless the district acts to "prevent and mitigate these risks." The letter also said that school officials are not adhering to guidelines established by the CDC for K-12 students, which suggests masks should be worn in school settings.

CCSD officials have kept a mask optional policy throughout the school year.

Claire Sherburne, a SPLC attorney, said the Cobb families' rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are being violated. But Batten disagreed.

"While plaintiffs may prefer a mask mandate and other stricter policies, defendants are not required to provide plaintiffs with their preferred accommodation," Batten wrote. "So long as plaintiffs are offered meaningful access to education — and the court finds that they have been — defendants have adequately accommodated plaintiffs and their disabilities and thus, plaintiffs cannot show a substantial likelihood of success on the merits."

Sherburne said in a statement that while the SPLC and the parents are disappointed in the court's decision, it's not the end of the case.

"The case will move forward without the immediate relief we were seeking on behalf of students with medical vulnerabilities that make them extremely susceptible to COVID-19," Sherburne said in a news release. "The SPLC will not stop advocating for students and families in Cobb County schools to ensure they receive a high-quality education free from discrimination."

A copy of Batten's ruling is available here.

BlueLinx to Host Third Quarter 2021 Results Conference Call and Webcast on November 3, 2021

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BXC), a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products, will issue third quarter 2021 financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. A conference call to discuss the Company’s third quarter results will be hosted by Dwight Gibson, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Kelly Janzen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 10:00 AM ET.A webcast of the conference call an...

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BXC), a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products, will issue third quarter 2021 financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. A conference call to discuss the Company’s third quarter results will be hosted by Dwight Gibson, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Kelly Janzen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 10:00 AM ET.

A webcast of the conference call and accompanying presentation materials will be available in the Investor Relations section of the BlueLinx website at http://bluelinxco.com/webcast-presentations, and a replay of the webcast will be available at the same site shortly after the webcast is complete.

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ABOUT BLUELINX HOLDINGS INC.

BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BXC) is a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of residential and commercial building products with both branded and private-label SKUs across product categories such as lumber, panels, engineered wood, siding, millwork, metal building products, and other construction materials. With a strong market position, broad geographic coverage footprint servicing 40 states, and the strength of a locally-focused sales force, we distribute our comprehensive range of products to over 15,000 national, regional, and local dealers, specialty distributors, national home centers, and manufactured housing customers. BlueLinx provides a wide range of value-added services and solutions to our customers and suppliers. We are headquartered in Georgia, with executive offices located at 1950 Spectrum Circle, Marietta, Georgia, and we operate our distribution business through a broad network of distribution centers. BlueLinx encourages investors to visit its website, www.BlueLinxCo.com, which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about BlueLinx.

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