Learning the Label

These ratings indicate how well your product performed during testing in each category, and can help you determine which combination of ratings is the best fit for your specific hardware needs.

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Good (C)

Better (B)

Best (A)

BHMA Certified locks and deadbolts are vigorously tested in the three areas most important to you: Security, Durability and Finish.

Security = Safety

Security measures how well a lock or deadbolt can withstand impact, whether from a possible intruder or extreme weather conditions.

Durability = Functionality

Durability measures how well a lock or deadbolt functions after repeated, long-term use. It also measures how well a lock or deadbolt operates with excessive weight on the door—such as a hanging purse.

Finish = Withstanding the Elements

Finish measures how well a product can withstand sun exposure, humidity, saltwater, dew and even the oils in our hands– all of which can cause the finish of a lock or deadbolt to discolor or corrode.

You can feel confident knowing your BHMA Certified product has been tested and certified to the highest performance standards.