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 Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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!
The new plan for the Village Green moves Smyrna toward being more pedestrian friendly and whole lot bigger in green space. This new Smyr ...10/26/2021 9:44 AMWith the passage of the downtown redesign plan by Mayor and Council on Monday, October 18, 2021 a new era for Smyrna, true to her history of innovation and reinvention, is becoming a reality.The new plan for the Village Green moves Smyrna toward being more pedestrian friendly and whole lot bigger in green space. This new Smyrna Village Green is a citizen's park an...
10/26/2021 9:44 AM
With the passage of the downtown redesign plan by Mayor and Council on Monday, October 18, 2021 a new era for Smyrna, true to her history of innovation and reinvention, is becoming a reality.
The new plan for the Village Green moves Smyrna toward being more pedestrian friendly and whole lot bigger in green space. This new Smyrna Village Green is a citizen's park and leisure space with a big sense of place that definitely has roots in the tradition of town greens and civic pride, but adapted to how Smyrna has changed and grown over the last three decades. This is the biggest change to our downtown since the 1990s and we can't wait for it to be a reality.
The new reimagined green space is replacing the aged fountain and traffic circle which were built in the 1990's and served us well at that time as the new downtown was born. The Community Center and the Library remain strong features of our downtown and our tradition of citizen service, and it's time to build on what our predecessors imagined and make it even better.
What is being added is true open green space and other features which the Citizens of Smyrna have expressed as essential for how they now gather and wish to spend time in the downtown. This redesign puts pedestrians first and will provide a much better experience for all during live events such as concerts and the annual City Birthday Celebration.
The most outstanding feature of the redesigned space will be a larger and more open green space that will include new trees, an interactive water feature, plaza areas, seating, bike racks, shade structures and an improved stage area for concerts and events. The study leading to the redesign began in 2019 with the new downtown master plan which included input from hundreds of residents. The process was expanded into 2021 with more public input that included three open houses and nine days of online options to participate. When combined with feedback through emails, social media, phone calls, and neighborhood, civic and business groups, this redesign has received more public input than any other single item in the city's history. The cost for the project is estimated at $6.5 Million, including all contingencies and fees, and is entirely funded through the 2022 SPLOST which was approved by voters in November 2020.
We are looking forward to the changes to come and more and more memories to create in downtown Smyrna with new ways for citizens to engage with each other and a lively downtown area. Major construction is planned to begin in the Spring with completion expected in early 2023. As the project develops, we will keep you up to date.
This press release was produced by the City of Smyrna. The views expressed here are the author's own.
Black Friday is Nov. 26. Find out which malls are closed on Thanksgiving and when they plan to reopen.GEORGIA — Last year, the coronavirus pandemic changed Black Friday as Americans knew it. Retailers in Georgia cut back hours. Some moved sales online to avoid large crowds in stores.Black Friday falls on Nov. 26 this year. Millions of Americans are now vaccinated against the coronavirus, which means many die-hard shoppers are planning a return to Black Friday normalcy.Not so fast, some experts say.While co...
GEORGIA — Last year, the coronavirus pandemic changed Black Friday as Americans knew it. Retailers in Georgia cut back hours. Some moved sales online to avoid large crowds in stores.
Black Friday falls on Nov. 26 this year. Millions of Americans are now vaccinated against the coronavirus, which means many die-hard shoppers are planning a return to Black Friday normalcy.
Not so fast, some experts say.
While coronavirus may not be top of mind as Americans hit the lines outside their favorite retailers, the ongoing global supply chain issues could take a huge bite out of their Black Friday fun.
Thanks to supply chain issues, many popular holiday gifts will be in short supply or more expensive than usual. While sales might be starting sooner this year, shoppers might not see the steep discounts they're used to on Black Friday, CBS News reported citing Consumer Reports. The problem could be worse for new or in-demand products such as high-tech toys.
Still, some shoppers aren't likely to miss out on their favorite holiday tradition.
As you plan this year's Black Friday itinerary, you'll want to know when malls and shopping are open in metro Atlanta, listed in alphabetical order:
A recent survey by Gallup found Americans plan to spend an average of $837 on gifts this season, up just slightly from the $805 they estimated they would spend last year.
Both pandemic-era estimates are lower than what Gallup found in the preceding few years, including the record-high $942 recorded in 2019.
Meanwhile, the National Retail Federation is predicting holiday spending this year has the potential to shatter previous records. The organization has predicted holiday sales will increase between 8.5 percent and 10.5 percent over 2020, meaning shoppers intend to spend about $859 billion.
To avoid overspending on holiday gifts, it's important to make a list, set a budget and stick to it. Also, know your shopping triggers. For example, many people can't resist a sale. But not all bargains are created equal, and shoppers should be wary of the "buy more, save more" types of deals.
"You think you are getting a better value when you see $10 off $50 or $20 off $50, but it's the same percent discount, so don't let that discount claim make you spend more," consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch told CNBC.
Holiday celebrations and tree lightings at The Battery Atlanta, downtown Smyrna and Vinings Jubilee are all set this weekend and next week.SMYRNA-VININGS, GA — The time for Christmas tree lighting celebrations, Christmas carols and Santa Claus visits is back, including in the Smyrna and Vinings areas — and some events are happening as early as this weekend.Here's a roundup of holiday celebrations in the coming week:The Battery Atlanta Tree LightingWhen: Saturday, Nov. 27 from 5:30-7 ...
SMYRNA-VININGS, GA — The time for Christmas tree lighting celebrations, Christmas carols and Santa Claus visits is back, including in the Smyrna and Vinings areas — and some events are happening as early as this weekend.
Here's a roundup of holiday celebrations in the coming week:
The Battery Atlanta Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, Nov. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: The Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Avenue SE, Atlanta
Details: The Battery Atlanta's tree lighting ceremony will kick off with a performance from The Block Party on the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage, and the festive fun will continue with Mark Owens and Blooper, on behalf of the Atlanta Braves, as they help track down Santa as he gets closer to lighting the tree around 7 p.m.
Immediately following the celebration, guests are invited to stay and enjoy an outdoor showing of "Abominable" as part of the Xfinity Fall Movie Series on the Georgia Power Pavilion screen.
For more information, visit batteryatl.com.
Smyrna's Tree Lighting
When: Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Smyrna
More details: The city of Smyrna's Coming Home for the Holidays event will feature a visit from Santa, live music and a tree lighting at 7 p.m.
Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Thursday, Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Vinings Jubilee at Tower Stage, 4300 Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta
Details: Vinings Jubilee will be transformed into a holiday wonderland for the tree lighting, featuring a visit from Santa Claus with photo opportunities, live Christmas music from 1940s-style carolers and Whitefield Academy's Jazz Band, ornament decorating, a balloon artist, face painting, a puppet show and Santa's train.
For more information, visit Vinings Jubilee's Facebook page.
SMYRNA, Ga. (CBS46) — More than 300 people have developed cancer or other illnesses, attorneys say, as a result of exposure to a toxic gas at a medical sterilization plant in Cobb County.Lawsuits allege that Smyrna plant, Sterigenics, which has been under fire for the last two years, released airborne toxins that caused elevated cancer r...
SMYRNA, Ga. (CBS46) — More than 300 people have developed cancer or other illnesses, attorneys say, as a result of exposure to a toxic gas at a medical sterilization plant in Cobb County.
Lawsuits allege that Smyrna plant, Sterigenics, which has been under fire for the last two years, released airborne toxins that caused elevated cancer risks to those living in surrounding neighborhoods.
Now, new court filings reveal another company could potentially be facing blame. Not only is Sterigenics listed on the lawsuit but so is its landlord, Prologis, who attorneys say did not repair or maintain the facility as it was required too under the lease, and may have exposed hundreds more to harmful gas.
Ethylene oxide or EtO is a flammable, colorless gas that the EPA categorized as a cancer-causing agent in 2016.
New filings obtained by CBS46 Investigates argue that landlord Prologis, “failed to maintain the Sterigenic facility’s roof and walls such that EtO has been able to escape into the surrounding community.”
“While Sterigenics is, in our mind, polluting the community. They’ve been able to do it because Prologis as the landlord hasn’t lived by its environmentally conscious name,” said Cale Conley, an attorney representing some residents.
According to court documents, a Prologis property manager emailed a roofing company in July 2017, “submitted a roof leak request. This building’s roof is killing me.”
That August, she emailed him again, “I’m dying… it’s like we could’ve put a new roof on this one already this year.”
“The company that’s supposed to be keeping the integrity of the roof has had to make repair after repair,” said Conley. “It’s concerning.”
We reached out to both Sterigenics and Prologis.
A spokesperson for Sterigenics said: “Sterigenics sympathizes with anyone battling cancer. However, our Atlanta facility operates safely as it sterilizes vital medical products, and we are confident that the facility’s operations have not caused any illness alleged in these lawsuits. As with the prior lawsuits filed in Georgia making similar unfounded claims about our Atlanta facility, we will vigorously defend ourselves against these additional lawsuits the plaintiffs filed this week.”
A spokesperson for Prologis said: "Prologis develops, owns and leases nearly one billion square feet of industrial property around the world. With respect to the premises at issue, Sterigenics has exclusive possession of the premises pursuant to a lease agreement and is solely responsible for its operations. We do not believe the allegations made against Prologis in these lawsuits have any merit and will defend our company accordingly."
Meanwhile, lawsuits were filed on behalf of a portion of 300 clients. Roxanne Gil is one of those clients. Rob Hammers is her attorney.
“I felt like I got struck in that moment,” said Roxanne Gil. “How do two spontaneous events happens to one family?”
Roxanne's 4-year-old daughter, Olivia, battled leukemia.
Roxanne's 2-year-old daughter, Roslyn, was born with a genetic abnormality.
At the time, the Gil family was living in Smyrna, just a few miles from the Sterigenics plant on Olympic Drive.
“Too odd to be a coincidence, in my opinion,” Gil said.
Plaintiffs like Gil allege that “unsafe ethylene oxide emissions” at Sterigenics caused them or their family members to develop lymphoma, leukemia, breast cancer or brain cancer.
“Our communities are being poisoned and these companies are knowingly putting people at risk,” Gil said.
Want to get a jump on Black Friday shopping? These Smyrna-Vinings stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day.SMYRNA-VININGS, GA — Need a break from all the Thanksgiving turkey eating, football watching and dish washing? Here's one idea: Gather up the family and head out for an hour or two of holiday shopping at select stores in Smyrna and Vinings.While a majority of stores remain closed on Nov. 25, several will be open for shoppers looking for a moment of respite amid Turkey Day festivities or those hoping to get a jump st...
SMYRNA-VININGS, GA — Need a break from all the Thanksgiving turkey eating, football watching and dish washing? Here's one idea: Gather up the family and head out for an hour or two of holiday shopping at select stores in Smyrna and Vinings.
While a majority of stores remain closed on Nov. 25, several will be open for shoppers looking for a moment of respite amid Turkey Day festivities or those hoping to get a jump start on their Black Friday shopping.
However, don't expect all of your favorite retailers to be open this year.
In June, retail giant Walmart announced it will close all stores on Thanksgiving Day this year, a move the company said is a "thank you" to store employees for their hard work through the coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart's decision follows a similar one by competitor Target, which announced in January that stores would also close this Thanksgiving.
The two giant retailers Walmart and Target are among many companies that have faced criticism for remaining open on Thanksgiving and keeping workers from spending the holiday with their families. In response, a growing number of retailers including Costco, Lowe's and Hobby Lobby have started closing stores on the holiday.
Still, a number of stores remain open on Thanksgiving Day, according to lists compiled by Good Housekeeping, Country Living, NBC Chicago and more. Here are a few — and as always, it's a good idea to check your local store's hours.
Bass Pro Shops: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Big Lots: Last year, select locations were open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CVS: Stores will be open on Thanksgiving, but hours may vary by location.
Dollar General: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Family Dollar: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Five Below: Stores will be open from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving.
Michaels: Stores open at 6 p.m. to midnight.
Old Navy: Most stores will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open through Black Friday.
Victoria's Secret: Last year, most stores were open by 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Walgreens: Most stores will be open regular hours. Pharmacy hours may vary by location.
Meanwhile, these stores will be closed on Thanksgiving:
Ashley FurnitureBanana RepublicBarnes & NobleBath & Body WorksBed, Bath and BeyondBest BuyBloomingdale'sBurlington Coat FactoryCalvin KleinCentury 21Crate and BarrelDick's Sporting GoodsForever 21GapHome DepotHomeGoodsHomesenseJCPenneyKohl'sMacy'sMarshallsMenard'sPetcoPetSmartSierraSur La TableTargetTJ MaxxT-MobileWhite House Black MarketWalmart