About Us

Who Is Bob Buckley?

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I graduated from Virginia Tech in 1974 as an Industrial Engineer and worked in Industry for about 11 years before being laid off by my last employer (Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co.) when they closed their plant in Petersburg. Following that, I immediately began studying locksmithing. I started studying through a correspondence course and then found other schools that offered more in-depth courses in automotive locksmithing and safe work. I studied safe servicing, safe drilling, safe lock manipulation and safe deposit lock servicing through Lockmasters. I completed all of this training before formally opening my business in downtown Petersburg in 1985.

As of 2018, Buckley’s Securitysmiths has now been in business for 33 years! I’ve steadily expanded our service offerings over the years and added employees. We are now a licensed private security business under the DCJS offering locksmith and electronic security services. I joined ALOA shortly after getting involved in the trade and I have been a member ever since.

I am proud to say I have a great team that has been with me for many years and they are as passionate as I am about the things we do. Everyone that works for the company enjoys the challenges we experience almost every day in this business. It’s always something different. Just two years ago, after 31 years, moved the business from Petersburg to our new location in Colonial Heights, Virginia.

Our street address is:

Buckley’s Securitysmiths
2200 Boulevard, Suite A
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

What Our Customers Have To Say...

I found a true professional yesterday. On Saturday, I was locked out of my master suite. Sunday rates are through the roof. When I explained my problem to Mr Buckley, he actually taught me how to unlock it myself and it worked. I was empowered. Please hire this honest man. Anyone else would have charged me a bundle just to unlock it in a few seconds. He is my locksmith now. Thank you, Mr. B.
Kathleen Roe
00:41 23 Mar 21
After going back and forth with another local locksmith for weeks I reached out to Buckley's. I spoke with Bob and in a matter of days we were in the safe. He was exceptionally professional, and timely. I greatly appreciate you help.
Tara Campbell
21:16 26 Feb 21
Bobby was very professional and had my new car keyless entry fob done in 20 minutes. This company is very knowledgeable and even came to me .Thanks Bob for making sure I was good. I would definitely recommend Buckley's to my friends 👍
Angel Shipp
14:35 16 Sep 20
I attempted to install a smart lock on my own and of course ran into issues. I reached out to Buckley’s Security Smith’s and Bob was here within an hour. Bob was awesome and he was able to install my lock in no time. The quality of work, professionalism and the price is unbeatable.
Tiffany L
20:44 08 Jun 20
Todd Hix
18:52 07 May 19
Professional and humourous lol provided Awesome service to The Fort Lee Express!
C R
19:28 03 May 19
Our technician Bob was on time, thorough, explained everything before the job and was very quick. We had 6 rekeys, 2 deadbolts and 1 door knob changed. He did the job fast and professional. I will be recommending this company to friends.
Jack Skym
16:34 11 Mar 19
Always quick and friendly! Truly an expert and has gotten me out of several jams. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
Wes Tatum
16:33 16 Mar 18
Great service and knowledgeable advice that is rare these days. They have a full selection of security products.
Lee Ballenger
21:37 12 Dec 17
G H
19:52 27 Nov 17

Buckley's Locksmith Aligns With Legitimate Locksmith Organizations & Associations So You Can Trust Us.

We have a Private Security Service Business License with the DCJS (Department of Criminal Justice). DCJS # 11-14953.

Buckley's Securitysmiths has been verified and featured as a licensed and insured locksmith business serving Central Virginia.

1-800-Unlocks.com has successfully verified Buckley's Securitysmiths as a real, local, and licensed Colonial Heights locksmith.

ALOA is the largest locksmith non-profit association in the USA. Buckley's Securitysmiths is an active member.