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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...

ExcellentBuckley's Securitysmiths4.5 Based on 28 reviews from review us onCedric Feggins ★★★★★ Response from the ownerCedric, thank youfor the 5-star review! Billy Lee ★★★★★ I bought two key fobs for my truck. The staff was very friendly, willing to answer questions I had. Pricing was better than other places I called. They programmed the keys while I waited. I’ll be using them again when needed.Response from the ownerBilly, we truly appreciate the feedback and do our best to serve our clients professional while saving them money. We're here for you any time you need a locksmith in the future! Otto von snauser ★★★★★ Very polite and helpful, first class job thanks.Response from the ownerOtto, thank you so much for the kind review! We appreciate your business! St U ★★★★★ Very professional service! Fast, reliable and explained everything in full detail, I recommend anyone looking for key services for their keys to go here!Response from the ownerThank you for the wonderful 5-star review and recommendation! We truly appreciate your business! Laura Strickland ★★★★★ 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.Response from the ownerLaura, thank you so much for leaving this review! We are thrilled we could be of service and appreciate your recommendation! Thank you for your business! Yolanda ★★★★★ 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!! 🙂Cynthia Ozbat ★★★★★ 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!!!!!!!Response from the ownerCynthia, thank you so much for leaving this kind review. It is always our pleasure to be of help! Ag Equipment Resources, LLC ★★★★★ 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!!!Response from the ownerSo happy we could help you quickly. Thank you for the review and your business! Gerry Keene ★★★★★ friendly customer service. worked efficiently, punctual. Thank you Bobby.Response from the ownerThank you Gerry! Greg Parsley ★★★★★ Top notch service with top notch service tech's.Response from the ownerGreg, thank you for the 5-stars! We appreciate your business! Kathleen Roe ★★★★★ 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.Response from the ownerKathleen, thank you for taking the time to leave this fantastic review. So happy we could help you. Tara Campbell ★★★★★ 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.Response from the ownerTara, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this kind review and for your business. Angel Shipp ★★★★★ 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 👍Response from the ownerAngel, thank you for the 5-star review. We are glad that we could help you with your new car key FOB. Your recommendation is truly appreciated. Tiffany ★★★★★ 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.Response from the ownerTiffany, glad to hear we could help with your smart lock installation. Thank you for reaching out to us and for leaving us this fantastic review! Todd Hix ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThanks Todd! C R ★★★★★ Professional and humourous lol provided Awesome service to The Fort Lee Express!Response from the ownerThank you Cecilie. Jack Skym ★★★★★ 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.Response from the ownerThank you Jack, we were happy to rekey your locks. If you ever need anything, don't hesitate to call Buckleys. Wes Tatum ★★★★★ Always quick and friendly! Truly an expert and has gotten me out of several jams. Wouldn't go anywhere else.Response from the ownerThe key worked. Nice to know. Thanks. Lee Ballenger ★★★★★ Great service and knowledgeable advice that is rare these days. They have a full selection of security products.Response from the ownerThat means a lot Lee, thank you for the 5 star feedback. We're here for you. G Hodge ★★★★★ Response from the ownerVery appreciated GH. Have a safe day. js_loader

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.

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