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 Powder Springs 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 Powder Springs 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 Powder Springs 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!
Business has been "up and down" for Stacey West since she opened Suga's Cheese Shoppe & Cafe, a restaurant known for its pimento cheeses, in December 2021 in downtown Powder Springs.
What's happening: The city of about 17,000 people has a plan to attract people to its central business district through new developments, and West hopes it will give her restaurant and other small businesses the boost they need to survive in the grouchy post-pandemic economy.
Why it matters: As metro Atlanta's population experiences steady growth, suburban cities like Powder Springs are exploring ways to transform sleepy downtowns into destinations.
Details: The plan, which Powder Springs has been working on since early 2021, involves the city purchasing property and entering into public-private partnerships with developers who would build mixed-use options like retail shops, offices and residential uses.
What they're saying: Marsellas Williams, the city's economic development director, told Axios that the city envisions having more density that could support new and existing downtown businesses.
Get oriented: Powder Springs is about 20 miles west of Atlanta. It's mostly a residential city, with several small businesses housed in brick buildings along Marietta Street, downtown’s main thoroughfare.
The other side: Of course, people have raised concerns — mostly on social media — about the planned apartments.
Zoom out: Suburban communities across the country, which for a generation were built around mega shopping malls, now focus on reinventing downtowns and strip malls, commercial corridors, office parks and other "automobile-oriented" properties, said Ellen Dunham-Jones, professor and director of the Master of Science in Urban Design program at Georgia Tech.
Yes, and: Mayor Al Thurman told Axios that when he was first elected to the City Council, consultants said the city needed more "people to live in the downtown in order for those local businesses to survive."
Jake Hardy, co-owner of Rooted Trading Co., which sells local, handmade items, outdoor gear and rents bicycles, told Axios he's excited to see the changes.
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The Powder Springs resident is honored as a Humana Game Changer for inspiring others with her passion for staying active. Humana, Brand Partner|Updated Tue, Aug 8, 2023 at 10:41 am ETThe National Senior Games, presented by Humana, is the largest multi-sport event in the world for people aged 50+. Ever since the first Games in 1987 in St. Louis, the National Seni...
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The National Senior Games, presented by Humana, is the largest multi-sport event in the world for people aged 50+. Ever since the first Games in 1987 in St. Louis, the National Senior Games has sought to motivate adults to lead active, healthy lifestyles.
The 2023 National Senior Games, held in Pittsburgh, included nearly 12,000 athletes from across the country competing in 21 unique sports.
Since 2013, Humana has recognized outstanding athletes – those who exemplify active aging and provide encouragement, motivation, and inspiration for people of all ages to pursue lifelong health – as Humana Game Changers.
Today, Patch is shining a spotlight on Loretta Turner, 68, from Powder Springs, who won a gold medal in the women’s 50-meter dash and a gold medal in the women’s 100-meter dash at the National Senior Games. Not only does she love competing in track, but she is also passionate about inspiring and motivating others to be active no matter their age.
Below, Loretta talks about competing in the 2023 National Senior Games and shares advice for other seniors looking to stay active.
Answers have been edited for clarity and length.
How long have you been participating in this sport and how did you get started?
I have been participating in track ever since I was a child. My father got me started in running track.
Can you describe any challenges, health or otherwise, that you had to overcome in order to compete in the National Senior Games?
I had many challenges with my health that I had to overcome for me to compete in the National Senior Games. I suffer from Crohn’s Disease, and it will flare up when I least expect it. I have to push myself through it and don't get upset with myself if I can't complete a workout. I just try again another day.
You were one of 28 athletes selected from the thousands competing at the 2023 National Senior Games for the national honor of being named a Humana Game Changer. Can you tell us more about this honor and what it means to you?
Being selected as one of 28 out of thousands competing at the 2023 National Senior Games is an honor to me because I'm being recognized for doing something that is my passion.
Why is living a healthy, active lifestyle important to you?
Living a healthy, active lifestyle is important to me because I think it enhances my physical and mental health. Running reduces my stress.
What advice do you have for people wanting to be more active who feel like they don’t know where to start?
I would advise anyone who wants to get started being active to start by talking it over with your doctor. It is never too late to start. Make a plan and set some realistic goals.
Please tell us about your experience competing in the 2023 National Senior Games. What was the best part?
My experience competing in the 2023 National Senior Games was exciting and fun. I got to compete with other seniors my age that have the same passion for the sport. The best part was being a Humana Game Changer and winning my races. I hope I can be an inspiration to other seniors to get up and keep moving. God is not through with you yet!
Congratulations, Loretta, on your athletic achievements and helping motivate other seniors to lead healthy, active lifestyles!
More about Humana: Since 2007, Humana has sponsored the National Senior Games and celebrated senior athletes with the NSGA. Specifically, Humana supports the National Senior Games’ mission to keep active adults healthy through education, fitness and sport.
Gauff's former coach, Jewel Peterson, reflected on her success and impact on young Black playersPOWDER SPRINGS, Ga. — Atlanta's very own Coco Gauff is poised to make history on Saturday, as she competes in the U.S. Open final, cementing her status as one of the youngest players to reach this milestone since Serena Williams in 1999.Gauff's former coach, Jewel Peterson,...
Gauff's former coach, Jewel Peterson, reflected on her success and impact on young Black players
POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. — Atlanta's very own Coco Gauff is poised to make history on Saturday, as she competes in the U.S. Open final, cementing her status as one of the youngest players to reach this milestone since Serena Williams in 1999.
Gauff's former coach, Jewel Peterson, spoke about the 19-year-old's incredible journey and what it means for the next generation of tennis players. Peterson's passion for tennis has deep roots and she considers it a family tradition.
"When I tell you I love coaching, I absolutely love it," Peterson said smiling. "When I'm having a really bad day, I get out on the court, and all of a sudden, I'm excited about life again."
Peterson's love for the sport began at a young age, thanks to her father's guidance.
"My dad taught me at a very early age. I started playing when I was four years old and loved it from the start," she recalled.
Today, she channels that passion into coaching the next generation of players and one former pupil holds a special place in her heart.
"When people ask me about coaching Coco, I tell them it was a coach's dream," Peterson said.
Gauff, an Atlanta native, is set to play in her first U.S. Open final this Saturday.
"I'm going to be watching. And I'm going to have a front row in front of my TV. Okay, I know. I am super excited to watch her play," Peterson exclaimed.
Gauff's journey at the U.S. Open has been remarkable and she is now one of four Black players to reach the quarterfinals at this prestigious tournament. This achievement highlights her exceptional talent and the growing diversity in tennis.
However, Gauff isn't the only Georgia tennis pro that Peterson knows and has coached. She mentioned another rising star, Chris Eubanks, who grew up in her father's academy.
"Chris grew up in my dad's academy, and my father was one of Chris' early coaches. To have been a part of that, it's extraordinary," Peterson said.
Reflecting on the changing landscape of tennis, Peterson emphasized that moments like these were once considered rare. However, she hopes that this trend continues for Gauff, Eubanks, and the young athletes who will follow in their footsteps.
"I think it's so, so, so impactful. I know now that so many players are being inspired by their success," she added.
Peterson expressed her confidence in Gauff's abilities and believes that she can clinch victory in the U.S. Open final as long as she maintains a resilient mindset and executes her strategy effectively.
As the world eagerly anticipates Gauff's historic appearance in the finals, her journey serves as a source of inspiration for tennis enthusiasts and aspiring athletes alike.