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...

Professional, efficient & reasonably priced. They helped me get my new key fob cut and made sure it was going to work correctly! Definitely recommending to family and friends.
Laura Strickland
17:38 17 Mar 23
I needed my front door lock repaired and they did an amazing job. Fixed that and more! They were fast and got the job done!! Thank You!! 🙂
02:38 06 Dec 22
Thank you Buckley's Securitysmiths for your assistance and professionalism in making copies of my laser cut KIA key. I was turned away at many other places to include the KIA dealership. You were the only locksmith who responded to my message inquiry and why I chose your business. The keys work perfectly! I will definitely return in the future if needed. Thank you for being so customer friendly!!!!!!!
Cynthia Ozbat
19:06 29 Nov 22
We were 2 hours from home with keys locked in car. 10:30 pm, Cold and raining with a very scared 7yr old. He was on-site in 15 minutes to get in car and on our way home! Thanks!!!
Ag Equipment Resources, LLC
16:23 19 Nov 21
friendly customer service. worked efficiently, punctual. Thank you Bobby.
Gerry Keene
14:28 14 Sep 21
Top notch service with top notch service tech's.
Greg Parsley
23:43 10 Aug 21
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

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


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

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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.