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Your Trusted Source for Commercial and Residential Locksmiths in Sandy Springs

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 Sandy 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:

  • Medeco
  • Arrow
  • Schlage
  • Keymark
  • Kwikset
  • Mul-T-Lock,
  • Sargent
  • Baldwin
Your Trusted Source for Commercial and Residential Locksmiths in Sandy Springs

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 Sandy Springs 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 Sandy 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:

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 Sandy 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.

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 Sandy Springs:

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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Latest News in Sandy Springs

People concerned over developer’s plans for large subdivision in Sandy Springs neighborhood

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Plans to build a large subdivision in the middle of an already established Sandy Springs neighborhood aren’t sitting well with those who live nearby.A developer has proposed purchasing eight homes on property off Johnson Ferry Road, not far from Roswell Road, in order to build roughly 50 new detached homes.“We want them to know that our neighborhood is special,” said Rebekah Barr, president of the Glenridge Hammond Neighborhood Association in an interview with Channel 2′s Mi...

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Plans to build a large subdivision in the middle of an already established Sandy Springs neighborhood aren’t sitting well with those who live nearby.

A developer has proposed purchasing eight homes on property off Johnson Ferry Road, not far from Roswell Road, in order to build roughly 50 new detached homes.

“We want them to know that our neighborhood is special,” said Rebekah Barr, president of the Glenridge Hammond Neighborhood Association in an interview with Channel 2′s Mike Petchenik. “The location is amazing. We have a lot of young families.”

Barr said her neighbors are concerned about the proposed density of the project, which would require a zoning change from the city of Sandy Springs.

“The character of our neighborhood is supposed to be protected, where we have half acre, residential lots,” she said. “And this obviously compromises that protected nature.”

Barr said a project with that many homes could generate too much traffic, especially since the neighborhood already sits just a few yards from busy Roswell Road.

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“Now this will take what would have been eight drivers, let’s say 16 drivers, and now make it 90 drivers,” she said. “So that just adds that much more cut-through to the neighborhood.

At a meeting this week, Barr and her neighbors met with the developer, Hedgewood Homes, to learn more about the project and to express opposition to it.

“They made it seem like they cared what the neighbors thought, and they didn’t want to do something that did not have the support of the neighborhood,” she said. “But you know, if they’re in business and, and business is there to make money, and if the project is good enough, then they probably will go through with it.”

In an email, Don Donnelly, of Hedgewood Homes, sent Petchenik answers to questions about the project:

“Our plan is very similar to projects we have produced in Alpharetta, Buckhead, Woodstock, Norcross and City of Atlanta—an infill project that will provide new upscale homes within walking distance of City Hall and their amphitheater, restaurants, shopping and offices. We know that new home buyers want this type of home with private gardens, public green spaces and walkable to urban amenities like Sandy Springs offers. The new proposed City multi-use trail will run along the front of our proposed project from City Hall as you can see on the attached site plan.”

Donnelly told Petchenik traffic studies for similar projects showed a negligible affect to traffic patterns in those areas.

“The density is much less than the new apartments recently constructed 1 block away and is a good transition to the existing large-lot homes that were built ~70 years ago.”

Donnelly told Petchenik community opposition could play a role in whether the company files an application to move forward with the project.

“Of course, community opposition to any project is a big focus for us. Our zoning approval for the Buckhead project last month was a result of us addressing Buckhead neighborhood concerns and so similarly, we will continue to work with the Sandy Springs neighborhood to continue to improve this project.”

A Sandy Springs City spokesman told Petchenik the city had “no position” on the project.

“It’s too early in the process,” said Dan Coffer. “The zoning report and recommendation won’t be issued until after a submittal of their application materials and a review and analysis is properly undertaken by staff.”

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Construction Underway for Sandy Springs’ Mutation Brewing Company

Mutation Brewing Company is the new brewery and taproom headed to Sandy Springs courtesy of Jack Poole and Chris and Michael Shapiro. The avid home-brewers have set up shop at 5825 Roswell Road NE, just down the street from Las Tortas Locas and Gyro Bros.“We were homebrewers for many years and we wanted to bring our passion for craft beer to...

Mutation Brewing Company is the new brewery and taproom headed to Sandy Springs courtesy of Jack Poole and Chris and Michael Shapiro. The avid home-brewers have set up shop at 5825 Roswell Road NE, just down the street from Las Tortas Locas and Gyro Bros.

“We were homebrewers for many years and we wanted to bring our passion for craft beer to the larger Sandy Springs market,” Co-Founder Jack Poole shared in an email with What Now Atlanta. “We wanted to provide the market with fresh, exciting new flavors.”

The brewery won’t specialize in any one variety of beer; the brewers have gained experience brewing across a wide-range, so you can expect to enjoy all the big hitters when it comes to beer as well as seltzer. “Chris and Michael’s mother was born and raised in Peru so we will be integrating some local Peruvian drink varieties and ingredients into a few of our beers,” Poole added.

A recent update via social media shares that the brewing company is beyond the permitting phase and undergoing construction at its new home. 5825 Roswell Road is a 9,137 square-foot building, which includes 2,200 square-feet of covered patio, uncovered patio, and rooftop bar space. The brewery will feature a U-shaped bar able to accommodate 30 patrons. In addition to a private dining area for special events, the team at Mutation Brewing has built a speakeasy with its own bar, style, and seating area hidden from the rest of the brewery’s operations. All-in-all the brewery, which is dog and kid friendly (very important features for a good brewery, we must say), will seat 250 patrons at full capacity.

Oh, and plan to enjoy some Spiced Right Barbecue while you’re sipping on a cold beer—Mutation Brewing Company has partnered with the Historic Roswell Neighborhood staple that’s been around since 2004.

Poole says the brewery hopes to open by mid-to-late December, although delays may push the opening to early January. Find Mutation Brewing Company on social media for updates.

Black bear caught with help of Sandy Springs Fire Department

A small black bear that spent three weeks roaming Sandy Springs was caught in a neighborhood along Heards Ferry Road on Thursday afternoon and was headed to north Georgia on Friday, July 2.“We believe this bear is the same bear we’ve heard reports for about three weeks. The beer has been in the Sandy Springs area, bouncing all over the place,” said Kaitlin Goode with the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division Urban Wildlife Program.The bear was seen in the neighborhood near Fire Station No. 53 on Raider Drive...

A small black bear that spent three weeks roaming Sandy Springs was caught in a neighborhood along Heards Ferry Road on Thursday afternoon and was headed to north Georgia on Friday, July 2.

“We believe this bear is the same bear we’ve heard reports for about three weeks. The beer has been in the Sandy Springs area, bouncing all over the place,” said Kaitlin Goode with the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division Urban Wildlife Program.

The bear was seen in the neighborhood near Fire Station No. 53 on Raider Drive, and the Sandy Springs Fire Department contacted the DNR on July 1 around 3 p.m., Goode said. The firefighters kept an eye on the bear until the DNR could arrive.

Goode said this gave them the opportunity to tranquilize and relocate the bear.

She said the male black bear was probably 2½ years old and weighed approximately 120 pounds, which put it on the small side.

“This time of year is when breeding season happens. Larger bears kick smaller bears out,” Goode said.

When metro residents see black bears wandering in their neighborhoods or in other unusual places, they are trying to find their own home range.

“We try and let bears find their own way out of the city. But sometimes they don’t. This bear had been in the city limits of Sandy Springs for three weeks now,” she said.

After that length of time the DNR would try to intervene and relocate it to a more suitable habitat, she said.

On Friday the DNR tagged the bear, gave it an identifying tattoo and put a GPS collar on it so they can see where it goes after its release.

“It’s on its way to be released now. I handed it off to another biologist, who will take it to the very north part of Georgia,” Goode said early Friday afternoon.

Being Bear Wise

Sandy Springs residents should give a bear lots of space if they see one. Goode said to make sure the bears just pass on through, residents should keep trash inside, empty bird feeders and keep their pets inside.

The best site for homeowners and business owners to find simple tips to discourage bears from hanging out in their yard, neighborhood or area is the BearWise website (bearwise.org), said Melissa Cummings of the Georgia DNR.

Candidate Profile: Eric Newberg For Sandy Springs City Council

Eric Newberg is running for Sandy Springs City Council, District 3.SANDY SPRINGS, GA — Seventeen city council candidates are running for seven seats in Sandy Springs' Nov. 2 municipal election.Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as Election Day draws near.Eric Newberg is running for Sandy Springs City Council, District 3.Age (as of Election Day)54Position SoughtSand...

Eric Newberg is running for Sandy Springs City Council, District 3.

SANDY SPRINGS, GA — Seventeen city council candidates are running for seven seats in Sandy Springs' Nov. 2 municipal election.

Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as Election Day draws near.

Eric Newberg is running for Sandy Springs City Council, District 3.

Age (as of Election Day)

54

Position Sought

Sandy Springs City Council District 3

Family

Married with two childern

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?

No

Education

BA in Economics and an MBA

Occupation

Chief Financial Officer 23 years at Diaz Foods

Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office

none

Campaign website

Why are you seeking elective office?

I want to ensure Sandy Springs remains a safe place for future generations to raise their families.

The single most pressing issue facing our (board, district, etc.) is _______, and this is what I intend to do about it.

Crime is the single most pressing issue facing Sandy Springs. I believe that our community must continue to support the first responders to ensure the safety of the residents. I will focus on ensuring our first responders are appreciated and are provided with the tools and support necessary to perform their functions.

What are your short- and long-term goals if you are elected?

Short term goals: 1. Maintain and strengthen our first responders2. Focus resources on fixing potholes and other minor street problems. 3. Find a easy mechanism for residents to receive support for zoning or permit questions.

What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?

Rather than speaking about the other candidates, I would prefer to talk about my intentions if elected. I have always believed in public service as evidenced by my 30 years volunteering with Camp Sunshine, a camp for children with cancer. Further, I am a fiscal conservative who has managed for 23 years a budget larger than the annual city budget. This commitment to serve and my financial expertise should provide benefit to the Council.

Describe the other issues that define your campaign platform.

I want to elicit thoughts and opinions from all constituents within Sandy Springs. I have really enjoyed meeting so many people and listening to their views on a variety of issues. It is through active listening from a diverse group that the best solutions are found. I want to take that approach for my constituents.

What do you like best about living in your city (or county)?

I love the livability and increasing walkability of our City!

The best advice ever shared with me was:

My father told me being on time is being 5 minutes early.

Other Sandy Springs City Council District 3 candidates:

Sandy Springs-Area Unemployment Rate Decreases: Latest Data

The Fulton County unemployment rate improved somewhat during the late summer.SANDY SPRINGS, 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 unemp...

The Fulton County unemployment rate improved somewhat during the late summer.

SANDY SPRINGS, 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 improved since July in the Sandy Springs area and continues to be lower than it was the beginning of the pandemic.

The Fulton County unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in August, down from 3.9 percent in July. That reflected significant improvement from August 2020, when the unemployment rate stood at 9.2 percent.

The August unemployment rate in Fulton County was higher 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 was likely affected negatively by multiple crises, according to The Washington Post. Parts of the country were reeling from Hurricane Ida's devastating damage. Wildfires in California have also caused business disruption. Coronavirus cases were also much higher in early to mid-September than they are now.

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.

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