(903) 792-3602





At Advanced Locking Systems, our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers by helping them secure their property and providing peace of mind with top-notch locksmith services. We’re committed to staying up to date with the latest techniques, technologies, strategies, innovations, and products in an effort to provide insightful solutions that meet our customers’ needs in various markets — industrial, commercial, banking, and residential. Our core value is a firm belief that there’s nothing more important than gaining and keeping the trust of our customers, and we take pride in our reputation as being a valuable asset to them as much as they are to us.

Thank you for trusting Texarkana’s best locksmith! We also proudly serve surrounding areas in Arkansas, including Ashdown, Nashville, and Magnolia, as well as additional areas in Texas — Atlanta, Queen City, Mount Pleasant, and New Boston.



From home to work and everywhere between, Advanced Locking Systems has you covered! We offer a wide range of locksmith services for our customers, but if you need assistance with a service that’s not listed, just give us a call and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.


  • All brands of hardware for sale
  • Locks rekeyed and serviced
  • Master key systems
  • High security and restricted key systems
  • Store front hardware installed and repaired
  • Stand-alone electronic and mechanical locks
  • Access control systems
  • Padlocks keyed to your building keys
  • Combination safe changes
  • Exit devices
  • Door closers
  • Interchangeable core systems



  • Safe deposit box sales and service
  • Customer and bank safe deposit box drills
  • Vault and safe combination changes
  • Combination and electronic locks installed and serviced
  • Push button lock sales and service
  • Teller station locks
  • Master key systems
  • High security and restricted keys and hardware
  • Commercial hardware – locks, exit devices, and closers
  • Store front door hardware and service
  • File cabinet and desk locks and keys
  • Key storage boxes
  • Door viewers


  • Name brand locks for sale
  • Locks rekeyed and repaired
  • High security and restricted key hardware
  • Residential push button locks
  • Combination changes and service on gun and home safes
  • Door viewers
  • Padlocks keyed to match house keys


  • Restricted keys
  • High security keys
  • Master key systems
  • Locks rekeyed
  • Locks installed and serviced
  • Push button locks
  • Access control
  • Door closers
  • Exit devices
  • File cabinet and desk locks and keys


  • Safe sales and service (all brands)
  • Safe and vault door combination changes
  • Electronic keypad safe locks
  • Mechanical safe locks
  • Safes drilled
  • Depository safes



After graduating from Texas High School in 1972, Phil Nixon went on to study water safety at Texarkana College and later attended classes at Ocean Corporation Diving School in Houston, Texas. Phil began his career in the underwater construction industry as a diver for Taylor Diving Salvage, but later saw that he needed to pursue other options due to economic downturns in the oil industry at the time. It was important to him to find something he would love to do, and is now at a place in his career where he has garnered more than 40 years of experience as a locksmith.


Phil read a flyer about locksmithing and thought it would be something he would enjoy. Security had always played a large role in his life, growing up as the son of a Bowie County sheriff’s deputy. He took all of the required courses and began his career as a locksmith in 1978 at Rolland Safe and Lock in New Orleans, Louisiana. He later moved to Denver, Colorado and went to work as general manager for a locksmith supply company there, but missed the hands-on part of the business.

In 1990, Phil moved back home to Texarkana and started Advanced Locking Systems. To this day, he looks forward to getting up and going to work every day. Phil thrives on providing safety and security to his customers and takes great satisfaction in the quality of his work.

In his off-time, Phil enjoys pursuing his hobbies, which include archaeology and photography. He has extensive knowledge of the Caddo Indians and has even worked with the State of Arkansas in excavations. Phil also enjoys flying Ultra Lite airplanes and was vice president of the Texarkana Ultra Lite Flyers for two of the five years that he was a member. His other hobbies include hunting, fishing, hand-loading, reloading, and competition rifle shooting.

Phil has been married to Chantel Nixon, a REALTOR® in Texas, for more than 23 years. Together, they enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

“Phil uninstalled 59 key locks and installed 59 card locks in my motel in less time than estimated and under budget. What else can a business ask for from a vendor. Phil has done all my lock work for the past 20 years and he is the main ‘go to’ guy for our lock and key needs.”

Joe C. (February 2018)

“You cannot ask for faster and better service. Installed all new locking system at our school district in one week. Very professional and detailed about work.”

Brian S. (January 2016)

“No other company I would use. Excellent service and great people to work with!”

Michael M. (February 2018)

“Best locksmith ever. Excellent service from Phil! He is great; stands behind his work and product.”

Lorie H., Lorie’s Tax & Accounting Services



Thank you for your interest in Advanced Locking Systems! Please contact us at (903) 792-3602 for a quote or more information.