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:
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 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:
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 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.
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!
Clarification: The original article failed to clarify that City Council was considering total construction costs for Veterans Park in its discussions, and not any other related costs, such as land acquisition and utility line burial. As previously reported, the city spent $4.8 million on land acquisition for the park and the Johnson Ferry/Mount Vernon Highway Intersection project and...
Clarification: The original article failed to clarify that City Council was considering total construction costs for Veterans Park in its discussions, and not any other related costs, such as land acquisition and utility line burial. As previously reported, the city spent $4.8 million on land acquisition for the park and the Johnson Ferry/Mount Vernon Highway Intersection project and another $4.5 million on power line burial.
The Sandy Springs City Council on April 19 discussed a proposal to build a pedestrian bridge linking City Springs to its future Veterans Park across Roswell Road.
While city officials like the idea of a bridge, they are not sure they want to pay for it.
Deputy City Manager Dave Wells said preliminary estimates on a pedestrian bridge were between $3.5 million and $5 million. That’s in addition to the approximately $4.75 million the city has budgeted for the park, including $1.3 million for a large fountain, he said.
In total, the construction of Veterans Park and the pedestrian bridge could cost taxpayers between $8.25 million and $9.75 million.
The city approved paying Georgia Power $4.5 million to bury power lines for the Johnson Ferry Road at Mount Vernon Highway intersection improvement project, which included all utility poles at Veterans Park, on March 1.
Sandy Springs had spent approximately $4.8 million to buy the Johnson Ferry Road/Mount Vernon Highway triangle for a park and its road project that was envisioned in 2017 as a roundabout but has since been designed as a compressed grid project.
In his presentation, Wells said Veterans Park was approved for the triangle-shaped lot between Mount Vernon and Johnsons Ferry Road. It would include a Veterans Memorial courtyard, monumental artwork, a gateway fountain and walkways.
“If you step outside of the park when the fountain’s running, that really helps to mitigate the sound of the traffic nearby,” said John Fish of BARGE Design Solutions of Atlanta. “The same effect will happen when you’re in the park.”
Fish told Mayor Rusty Paul the fountain might not need to be as big as it’s shown in the design to accomplish its noise cancellation goal.
Councilmember John Paulson said he was in favor of the fountain.
“Now can we accomplish the same concept with a smaller fountain on the side? Maybe that’s worth talking about,” he said.
Paulson said the cost of the pedestrian bridge is a lot of money.
Councilmember Tibby DeJulio said he thought the mirror image fountains at the park and at City Springs look dynamic as an entry point for the city.
“I don’t think the city should put money into that bridge,” he said.
Councilmember Jody Reichel said she doesn’t support putting in a fountain at Veterans Park and would rather spend that $1.3 million on a pedestrian bridge. She hoped GDOT would help fund it as it’s for the safety of residents.
Fish said substituting a flower bed for the fountain might save approximately $1 million.
“I liked the idea of the fountains. I don’t like the idea of the cost,” Councilmember Melissa Mular said.
She thought funds could be used on something other than the pedestrian bridge.
Councilmember Melody Kelley wants to wait until the city gets the results from its Roswell Road access management study before making a decision on the pedestrian bridge.
Councilmember Andy Bauman said the cost of the fountain – which is more than 25% of the park’s entire budget – is too much.
He agreed with other councilmembers that it’s too early and they lack enough data to decide on the pedestrian bridge.
“We need to find out from Georgia Power whether it’s even possible,” Paul said.
“I’m a little bit concerned that we’re casually just dismissing these fountains,” Paulson said. “We’ve been talking about these fountains for seven years.”
He said he hopes the city can find out if a smaller fountain can be designed that will still act as a noise barrier and convey the image sought.
The mayor summed up what he was hearing in a compromise on the issues.
“The bridge people need more data. I think the fountain people need more data,” Paul said. “Let’s take a look at what we might be able to do to modify the fountains, reduce them in size.”
He also instructed Public Works Director Marty Martin to contact Georgia Power and GDOT about whether the city could build a pedestrian bridge across Roswell Road underneath transmission lines – and get help paying for it.
City resident Tochie Blad, speaking during the public comment portion of the meeting, said it was good to hear discussions about the fountains.
“I want to talk about the fiscal responsibility when it comes to the Veterans Park,” she said. “You’ve taken a lot of debt recently with this building, with the Public Safety building.”
Design for the park seems to be happening in small pieces, Blad said, and she wasn’t sure what the final budget will be. The council even had an agenda item Tuesday night to do more site work for the park.
“I realize this park means a lot, but let’s keep the cost in mind as we move forward,” she said.
Michelle Morancie is running for Fulton County Board of Education District 7 in the May 24 General Primary/Special Election.FULTON COUNTY, GA — Three candidates qualified for the Fulton County Board of Education District 7 seat in the May 24 General Primary/Special Election.Michelle Morancie, of Sandy Springs, is running for Fulton County School Board District 7against Linda Arnold and Phil Chen.May 24, 2022 General Primary/Special Election sample ballots are available for review at the ...
FULTON COUNTY, GA — Three candidates qualified for the Fulton County Board of Education District 7 seat in the May 24 General Primary/Special Election.
Michelle Morancie, of Sandy Springs, is running for Fulton County School Board District 7against Linda Arnold and Phil Chen.
May 24, 2022 General Primary/Special Election sample ballots are available for review at the Georgia My Voter Page. Enter your information in order to access a personalized sample ballot.
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Wesleyan University, BA-Psychology; New York University, MA & PhD - Psychology
I have 3 sons. Tony Chin-Quee, 38; Marcus Chin-Quee, 36; Matthew Chin-Quee, 33.
I have worked in education for my entire career. As such, I have seen many successes and failures in the way that schools are run. In Fulton County, as in many school districts around the country, there is a large discrepancy in the quality of education for the haves and have nots. I would like to work to change that. In addition, I am very concerned about the way that schools manage mental health issues among students and staff.
The single most pressing issue facing my constituents is the unequal quality of education in different parts of the district. I would like to work toward improving engagement of families and partnerships with community businesses and agencies to improve the resources that are available to children of color.
My focus is on finding ways to support students, families, and teachers, both academically and socially. My 30 years of direct experience in schools as a counselor, consultant, and advisor has helped me to develop relationships, understand unique issues, and offer solutions to a variety of problems faced by these stakeholders.
Teacher retention is a very important issue in the district and throughout the country. Teachers and other school staff are feeling unappreciated, disrespected, and micromanaged. The Board needs to work with school administrators to improve the support that they provide to staff.
In addition, I would like to see creative and active recruitment of psychologists and social workers to address the increase in mental health issues among the students. At this time, the ratio of clinicians to students is too high and limits the amount of time that they can spend doing preventive work with students and families in their schools.
I have led evaluation teams, taught college and graduate level courses in Psychology, mentored School Psychology interns, and managed my own private practice for 25 years.
The one thing you can count on in this life is change.
I believe that I am the best candidate for this job. I can bring new ideas and insight to a Board that has been in place for at least the past 10 years. It is time for change.
Atlanta’s recent sushi restaurant boom continues with the opening of NoriFish, an omakase restaurant in Sandy Springs backed by Justin Lim and chef Sean Park of Okiboru Tsukemen and Ramen. Rather than relegating the omakase experience to the sushi bar, NoriFish offers all three of its omakase o...
Atlanta’s recent sushi restaurant boom continues with the opening of NoriFish, an omakase restaurant in Sandy Springs backed by Justin Lim and chef Sean Park of Okiboru Tsukemen and Ramen. Rather than relegating the omakase experience to the sushi bar, NoriFish offers all three of its omakase options throughout the dining room.
Led by Park, NoriFish focuses on omakase-style dining, where dishes served are left up to the chef and coursed out. Expect sushi like wild yellowtail snapper with yuzu ponzu, Serrano chili, and blood orange and striped jack fish with nikiri, pecorino Romano, and lime on the menu.
The restaurant currently offers three omakase options: the petite with nine items for $60 per person; standard with 12 items for $90 per person; and premium with 17 items for $150 per person. Fish is flown in weekly from the famed Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo.
In addition to its three omakase menus, NoriFish features a selection of a la carte dishes such as yellowtail and salmon belly with crunchy rice, chu-toro and quail egg toast, and spicy fish tostadas, all with the option to add sturgeon caviar.
NoriFish joins a number of sushi restaurants now open or planning to open in Atlanta over the next year, including Kinjo Room and Mujo along Howell Mill Road and a permanent location for sushi pop-up Omakase by Yun.
Lim, the founder of hot chicken franchise Scoville Hot Chicken, also plans to open a second location of Okiboru Tsukemen and Ramen in the former Karma Farm space at the Aramore on Peachtree (once home to Holeman and Finch Public House) as well as a Korean steakhouse in the former Restaurant Eugene space at the condo complex.
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Dozens of residents gathered at City Hall on May 10 to tell the Sandy Springs City Council how they want the City Springs Master Plan updated.Residents marked maps and poster boards showing City Springs and potential ideas for future development with the changes they wanted – or with instructions to leave things as they are.“Please build homes or condos instead of apartments,” one resident wrote. “Please keep our movie theater,” another person added to a map tag by the Springs Cinema & Taphouse...
Dozens of residents gathered at City Hall on May 10 to tell the Sandy Springs City Council how they want the City Springs Master Plan updated.
Residents marked maps and poster boards showing City Springs and potential ideas for future development with the changes they wanted – or with instructions to leave things as they are.
“Please build homes or condos instead of apartments,” one resident wrote. “Please keep our movie theater,” another person added to a map tag by the Springs Cinema & Taphouse location. “No more apartments. We already have 60% rentals,” another resident wrote.
Suggestions included fixing traffic light timing, adding trees, and repairing runoff water problems. A request was made for bike lanes on Roswell Road, Mount Vernon Highway and Johnson Ferry Road. More greenspace and an ADA accessible playground also were wanted. One resident marked a strip center within the study area for redevelopment, asking for fewer of these shopping centers. Crosswalks for pedestrian safety were requested including one at Johnson Ferry Road at Ferry Drive to access the Marsh Creek Rain Garden Park.
“It’s almost too late to do anything truly impactful on Roswell Road. And should the attention be moved to Sandy Springs Circle, Johnson Ferry and the cut-through streets that can be made more pedestrian-friendly?” David Manny said. “But, how do you increase density yet have more permanent residents versus transients with apartments?”
He wanted to see more condos and townhomes instead of apartments.
The public can learn more about the project and other opportunities to provide input at cityspringsmasterplan.com through June 3.
Pond & Company Senior Planner Lauren Blaszyk explained to the residents participating in the public open house that her company, chosen by the city to lead the master plan update, was very local.
“We’re an architecture engineering and planning consulting firm located over in Peachtree Corners in Gwinnett County,” she said.
The city wants to build on the legacy of the City Center Master Plan that was adopted in 2012, she said.
“Part of that process was this area being envisioned in the comprehensive plan as a walkable, connected and livable regional center,” Blaszyk said. “So not only being here and creating a city center for the city of Sandy Springs, but also becoming a regional destination for people around the Metropolitan Atlanta area.”
Special regulations for the City Springs district have helped guide a lot of the development in this area, she said.
The City Springs study area includes the Roswell Road corridor from I-285 up to Vernon Woods Drive, with Roswell Road making up the “spine” of it. It goes from Sandy Springs Circle to the properties to the west, but not in residential areas.
“We’re not looking at anything in any of those residential areas over to the east side,” she said.
Land use will be a big question for the master plan update, she said. What key properties within the study area could be catalysts to continue the momentum of redevelopment and revitalization?
“Could there be more signage, or sidewalks, streetscapes, things like that, that really make it feel like a cohesive place and so you know that you are in a district?” she said.
“MXD Development Strategists is working on the economic development and market reality, so we don’t want to make any recommendations that aren’t grounded in reality,” Blaszyk said.
The Leadership Sandy Springs board of directors named Rosalyn Putnam as the organization’s new executive director.She replaces Jan Paul, who announced her retirement in March after leading the nonprofit organization since 2015. Leadership Sandy Springs works to develop, educate and connect community leaders.Putnam, a Sandy Springs resident, spent 19 years of her career in the hospitality business, working first with luxury brands and hotels on the sales and marketing side. Putnam then shifted to brand management, learning...
The Leadership Sandy Springs board of directors named Rosalyn Putnam as the organization’s new executive director.
She replaces Jan Paul, who announced her retirement in March after leading the nonprofit organization since 2015. Leadership Sandy Springs works to develop, educate and connect community leaders.
Putnam, a Sandy Springs resident, spent 19 years of her career in the hospitality business, working first with luxury brands and hotels on the sales and marketing side. Putnam then shifted to brand management, learning and development within the luxury hospitality sector.
“That took me from Las Vegas, other cities in the U.S. and then that took me abroad in the Middle East and Africa,” Putnam said.
It was a dream of Putnam and her husband to live abroad. Both of their parents were expats.
“We were lucky enough to live in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Doha, Qatar. And we were overseas for five years,” she said.
That time exploring and working overseas had an “expiration date,” she said.
They came back to the United States and settled in the Atlanta area due to her husband’s business.
“Sandy Springs was particularly interesting to us, because we liked the mix of small and large businesses in the area,” Putnam said. “There seems to be just a vibrant restaurant scene, you have access to everything that a big city offers.”
In Sandy Springs, you also can escape to a quiet neighborhood, or nature trail that are just as accessible.
“So Sandy Springs really felt like the perfect mix of everything for us to settle down in the next chapter of our lives,” she said.
She’s helped companies and their employees grow their businesses and reach their goals for years, Putnam said. She’s had and shared great success with that.
“But now it’s time to take those successes and apply them to a broader and really more fulfilling breach, which is growing and connecting more leaders in our community,” she said.
Companies where she’s worked often have a disconnect about how they fostered their own talent pool, she said.
“It’s exciting to be a part of an organization that helps bridge those gaps and also builds a stronger community in the process,” Putnam said.
She was excited to learn more about Leadership Sandy Springs as it celebrates its 35th year in 2022 and with its gala in September.
Her goals are “maintaining the outstanding legacy that Jan has forged, and Leadership Sandy Springs has enjoyed for the last 35 years, while also helping our programs evolve and adapt to an ever-changing world,” Putnam said.
“Our leadership styles have changed so much over the years, and it’s important that we remain adaptable to those changes so that our community continues to thrive,” she said.
Outside of work, Putnam enjoys nature and tending her garden.