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 Milton 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 Milton 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 Milton 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!
MILTON, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)PRESS RELEASE:Crabapple Market brings more entertainment and activities to the Heart of Milton The Stage on the Green opens this Saturday, October 16, 2021, in downtown Crabapple with a flourish – or, to be more specific, with great music, great food and great fun. The final touches to the landscape and stage are occurring this week and the grand opening concert will take place between 6 to 10 p.m. on October 16. Anyone is welcome to attend free of charge. Crabapple M...
MILTON, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)
Crabapple Market brings more entertainment and activities to the Heart of Milton
The Stage on the Green opens this Saturday, October 16, 2021, in downtown Crabapple with a flourish – or, to be more specific, with great music, great food and great fun. The final touches to the landscape and stage are occurring this week and the grand opening concert will take place between 6 to 10 p.m. on October 16. Anyone is welcome to attend free of charge.
Crabapple Market, which owns the Green and built the stage, is hosting and organizing the event. The City of Milton serves as a promotional partner as part of its role in Meet Me in Milton, a series of public events meant to entertain, engage and foster community.
Opening acts provided by students and instructors from Bach to Rock, America’s Music School located in the Silos at Crabapple, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. There will be a short ceremony that will include a blessing, ribbon cutting, dedications of sculptural art pieces which will then be followed by the night’s headliner, the Decades Band of Georgia, performing hit songs from the 60’s, ‘70s, ‘80s and beyond.
To compliment the show, attendees can enjoy dinner and desert from 3 amazing food trucks or one of Crabapple Market’s restaurants – Olde Blind Dog. Olde Blind Dog and Milton Wine & Crystal will have adult beverages for sale. There will be a commemorative cocktail available in an LED co-branded take home acrylic glass. Non-alcoholic options available in the LED glass for the little ones. (No outside food or beverages, please.)
In between bites, attendees can visit the tents from Crabapple Market merchants, play cornhole and other lawn games set up on the Green or purchase “Heart of Milton” merchandise. People can bring their own chairs and blankets to the Green (while tents and tables are not permitted). Parking available around Crabapple Market and behind City Hall. For up-to-date details, check out the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/143457014654809. You can also email Erin Freeman (at firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
The Stage sits along Heritage Walk in downtown Milton, behind Crabapple Market’s original buildings and across from City Hall. After getting the required approvals from the City, construction began last summer on the stage. It should be a focal point on the Green, a grassy area for events and public use, for years to come.
You picked the best pumpkin from Alpharetta-Milton patches and fields. Here's how to make your Halloween jack-o-lantern last longer.ALPHARETTA/MILTON, GA — After picking out the best pumpkin at a store or during pumpkin patch and field visits in Alpharetta and Milton, now comes the fun part: transforming it into the best jack-o'-lantern ever to usher in the fall season and, of course, Halloween.No front porch in Alpharetta and Milton is complete without having the best jack-o'-lantern to greet neighbors or strangers fro...
ALPHARETTA/MILTON, GA — After picking out the best pumpkin at a store or during pumpkin patch and field visits in Alpharetta and Milton, now comes the fun part: transforming it into the best jack-o'-lantern ever to usher in the fall season and, of course, Halloween.
No front porch in Alpharetta and Milton is complete without having the best jack-o'-lantern to greet neighbors or strangers from afar during the month of October. But be warned: A sagging, rotting jack-o'-lantern on public display is just blasphemous — not to mention unfestive, in our humble opinion.
Unfortunately, carved pumpkins are susceptible to the outside elements. After about a week, they can soften and gradually shrivel up before turning black and moldy. Yuck!
But don't worry. There are a variety of ways to prolong the life of your jack-o'-lantern to keep it strong and healthy. Check out these handy tips below:
1. Pick A Pumpkin That Is Rock Solid
Avoid selecting a pumpkin in or near a pumpkin patch in Alpharetta and Milton that looks to be in the early stages of decomposition. Blemishes or bruises are big red flags. Water-soaked spots on the pumpkin's upper surface may also be an indication of frost damage.
2. Use A Bleach Solution To Ward Off Bacteria, Fungus
After you carve your pumpkin, spray a bleach solution on the pumpkin's surface to help prevent mold from forming. Wipe down any excess.
3. Use Baking Soda To Absorb Moisture, Odors
Excess moisture can expedite the rotting process. To help absorb it, place a cup of baking soda inside the clean cavity of the pumpkin. To further prevent excess moisture from early morning dew and frost, also consider bringing your jack-o'-lantern indoors before you go to bed.
4. Smear Petroleum Jelly Over Your Jack-O'-Lantern
According to home improvement guru Bob Villa, applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly on the pumpkin's interior, the cut-out spots and the lid can provide a barrier to keep bacteria from reaching the flesh.
5. Spray Hairspray On Your Pumpkin's Cut Surfaces
Another way to slow down the decaying process is to apply hairspray on your jack-o'-lantern. The Farmers' Almanac says products designed for anti-humidity tend to work best. Of course, you should avoid hairspray if you plan to use combustible materials in or near your pumpkin.
6. Pay attention To The Weather Outside
If rain is in the forecast, bring your jack-o'lantern indoors to keep moisture at bay. In addition, temperatures from the upper 50s to lower 60s generally work best for jack-o'-lanterns, Smithsonian Magazine reports. When outdoor temperatures stray too far from this — be it too hot or too cold — rescue your pumpkin from the elements.
Do you have any other suggestions to prolong the lifespan of a jack-o'-lantern? We'd love to hear them. Share them in the comments section below.
People in Alpharetta and Milton can follow a five-day process outlined by the voting initiative that is entering its second year.ALPHARETTA/MILTON, GA — The upcoming National Voter Education Week offers residents of Alpharetta and Milton another opportunity to get prepared for the next election.The weeklong event, to be held Oct. 4-8 in 2021, helps voters "bridge the gap" between registering to vote and actually casting a ballot, according to the website for the National Voter Education Week initiative....
ALPHARETTA/MILTON, GA — The upcoming National Voter Education Week offers residents of Alpharetta and Milton another opportunity to get prepared for the next election.
The weeklong event, to be held Oct. 4-8 in 2021, helps voters "bridge the gap" between registering to vote and actually casting a ballot, according to the website for the National Voter Education Week initiative.
"During this week of interactive education, voters have the opportunity to find their polling location, understand their ballot, make a plan to vote in person or remotely, and more," the initiative's description reads.
Now in its second year, National Voter Education Week comes as many states have revised voting laws in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and on the heels of a 2020 presidential election that saw a record number of early voters.
Nearly 1 in 5 states, including Georgia, passed restrictive election laws following the election that tighten absentee voting windows and impose new rules on casting ballots and running elections.
Following the 2020 election, nine states passed legislation that sponsors say improves election security. Critics, however, say the legislation makes it harder for people to vote.
In Kansas, one law effectively shuts down voter registration drives by making it a felony to impersonate an election official, according to a National Public Radio report, a standard that could depend entirely on mistaken impressions. In Montana, state lawmakers eliminated Election Day voter registration.
In Georgia, Senate Bill 202 does the following, among other changes:
Several of the above provisions are being challenged in the U.S. Department of Justice's federal lawsuit against Georgia, so they are subject to change based on the results of the lawsuit.
National Voter Education Week has outlined a simple step to take each day that aims to develop residents from unregistered voters to citizens well-informed about what's on their ballot.
Registering to vote in Georgia is simple. You can register online, check to see if you're already registered and make changes to your registration record at the My Voter Page website; register in-person or by mail through the Cobb County elections office; or register by mail by downloading and completing the postage-paid voter registration application
and mail it to the Georgia Secretary of State's office.
You can also register to vote directly on the National Voter Education Week website.
Just under one-third of people who voted in the 2020 presidential election did so in person after states expanded mail-in balloting and early voting due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
In fact, 2020 was the first time in the history of the survey that a majority of voters did not cast their ballots in person on Election Day.
While new laws may have changed the landscape of mail-in voting, it's important to know when you need to register by, as well as other key election deadlines in Georgia.
ATHENS — Georgia football did not exactly limp into the bye week, but it’s not an overstatement to suggest the time off is much needed.The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs have an open date next weekend on the heels of a blue-collar 30-13 win over previously unbeaten Kentucky last Saturday at Sanford Stadium.“We’ll get back to work on Monday, we have a lot of things we think we can improve on,” Smart said after beating the Wildcats.Smart said the message for the Georgia players will be direct: “Y...
ATHENS — Georgia football did not exactly limp into the bye week, but it’s not an overstatement to suggest the time off is much needed.
The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs have an open date next weekend on the heels of a blue-collar 30-13 win over previously unbeaten Kentucky last Saturday at Sanford Stadium.
“We’ll get back to work on Monday, we have a lot of things we think we can improve on,” Smart said after beating the Wildcats.
Smart said the message for the Georgia players will be direct: “You want to flat line, stay where you are, or ascend to get better? Because there are a lot of things we can get better at during this stretch run, and we need to, and we also need to get some guys healthy.”
Smart will address the media on Tuesday and likely touch on those areas of improvement.
Here’s a look at how different players finished the first half of the season against Kentucky:
James Cook: Cook’s run through traffic was the most impressive carry of the day -- he averaged 8.5. yards per carry. His excellence in the pass game makes him a tremendous asset, also.
Quay Walker: Walker’s open-field tackling cannot be denied, as his team-high 9 tackles indicate. It’s clear Walker has become more assignment and alignment sounds this season, as well.
Darnell Washington: Seeing Washington hurdle a would-be tackler in the open field was an amazing sight, and his 2 catches for 37 yards and blocking were impressive. Rising. Star.
Jordan Davis: Davis burst through the line on a third-and-1 and made the sort of stop that has made him college football’s premier run stopper. Davis may not get enough snaps for Heisman consideration, but the Nagurski and Outland Awards will come calling.
Brock Bowers: The freshman tight end had 5 catches for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns, tremendous, but the head coach called him out on his blocking as a reminder.
Derion Kendrick: Kendrick was on the spot when Kentucky challenged him and continues to provide the best coverage in the secondary.
Kendall Milton: Milton’s 35-yard burst was impressive, but not unexpected. Smart said Milton’s heads-up recovery on the Stetson Bennett fumble was the biggest play in the game.
Sedrick Van Pran: Quietly, Van Pran has grown into an almost veteran presence. The snaps and assignments appear to be on point against even the best fronts.
Jack Podlesny: Podlesny has been more inconsistent this season, and the missed extra point kick was evidence of his lack of focus.
Kearis Jackson: Jackson was shaky returning punts all day, bobbing two, and lacking the speed to get the corner for what would have been a big return. Clearly, this tough player isn’t 100 percent.
Justin Shaffer: Shaffer’s hold wiped out a touchdown. A capable senior, Shaffer’s occasional breakdowns at this stage of his career are curious.
Would being No. 1 change anything for Georgia? Well, if it did, it didn’t change much. The Bulldogs rode a historically strong defense and an opportunistic day from QB Stetson Bennett IV to a dominant 30-13 win over Kentucky to move to 7-0 on the season and all but wrap up the SEC East.Kentucky, riding its first 6-0 start since 1950, hung tough for a half, trailing just 14-7 at intermission, but Georgia struck for a touchdown to open the half that swung momentum permanently to the red and black.Bennett was sharp, passing ...
Would being No. 1 change anything for Georgia? Well, if it did, it didn’t change much. The Bulldogs rode a historically strong defense and an opportunistic day from QB Stetson Bennett IV to a dominant 30-13 win over Kentucky to move to 7-0 on the season and all but wrap up the SEC East.
Kentucky, riding its first 6-0 start since 1950, hung tough for a half, trailing just 14-7 at intermission, but Georgia struck for a touchdown to open the half that swung momentum permanently to the red and black.
Bennett was sharp, passing for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns for the No. 1 Bulldogs. Will Levis fought gamely in opposition for 6-1 Kentucky, but Georgia’s defense threatened to hold UK under 200 total yards for most of the game.
The teams traded punts for the first 5 possessions. On the final play of the first quarter, facing 2nd-and-13 from the UK 28-yard line, Kentucky’s Josh Paschal sacked Bennett, who fumbled the ball forward several yards. The play looked to the naked eye like an incomplete pass, and Kentucky linebacker Jacquez Jones, among others, made no effort to retrieve a loose ball, which sat at his feet. But Georgia’s Kendall Milton alertly pounced on the ball, which was indeed a fumble. On the next play, the first play of the second quarter, Bennett connected over the middle with James Cook for a 19-yard scoring pass, which gave UGA a 7-0 edge after a Jack Podlesny extra point.
Georgia followed with a defensive 3-and-out, and the Bulldogs then marched 80 yards on 5 plays. The long play on the drive was a 35-yard run from Milton, and the final play was a 24-yard TD run from Zamir White. The extra point extended Georgia’s advantage to 14-0 with 10:35 to play in the first half.
Kentucky answered with a 13-play, 75-yard scoring drive that culminated in a 1-yard scoring pass from Levis to tight end Justin Rigg, cutting the Georgia edge to 14-7 with 3:53 to go in the half. Levis completed passes to 5 receivers on the drive. Running back Chris Rodriguez was unable to ever get untracked against the top-ranked rushing defense in the nation, as UK hadn’t reached 50 rushing yards early in the fourth quarter.
Georgia opened the second half with a 6-play, 75-yard dagger to extend its lead to 21-7. Bennett connected for 3 passes to Georgia’s tight ends, 1 to Darnell Washington and the last 2 to Brock Bowers, whose leaping 26-yard grab in the end zone finished the drive. That catch, with 12:13 to play in the third quarter, all but finished the game.
Kentucky followed with a 3-and-out and Georgia then drove the field for a 26-yard Podlesny field goal that extended their lead to 24-7 with 7:21 remaining in the third quarter.
Kentucky had a promising drive late in the third quarter, but Georgia blocked a Matt Ruffolo field goal try seconds before the end of the quarter. UGA then extended their edge on a 20-yard connection from Bennett to Bowers — his 6th TD catch this season. The extra point was missed, but Georgia led 30-7 with 11:27 to play.
Georgia has a bye week before facing Florida on Oct. 30th. The Bulldogs are guaranteed to retain the top spot in the national polls, and a trip to Knoxville on Nov. 13 might be the most significant hurdle left between them and a 12-0 regular season.
Kentucky has its off week next week also before heading to Starkville to play Mississippi State on Oct. 30. The Wildcats still project as the likely 2nd-place squad in the SEC East.