Choose Your Ratings Combination

Understanding

Good (C), Better (B), Best (A)

When it comes to door hardware, it’s not ‘one size fits all.’ To make sure you’re buying the lock or deadbolt that best fits your home need(s), first check the Security, Durability and Finish ratings on the product’s BHMA Certified® label.

Each BHMA Certified® lockset and deadbolt is rigorously tested in each of these categories based on industry standards that set progressive levels of performance requirements for residential hardware.

If a product is capable of meeting the specific performance requirements for security, durability and finish that have been set forth in its respective standard, it is given a C (Good), B (Better) or A (Best) rating in each category, based on how it performed during each testing phase.

The rating combination you choose will reflect the specific Security, Durability and Finish needs for the specific doors in your home.

Good

Better

Best

It’s important to note that any product bearing the BHMA Certified® SecureHome™ label has been tested to the highest quality standards in its category, and is of utmost quality regardless of the rating combination on its packaging!

You would find this label on a lock or deadbolt that received the “Best” rating for Security, the “Better” rating for Durability and the “Best” rating for Finish.

You would find this label on a lock or deadbolt that received the “Good” rating for Security, the “Good” rating for Durability and the “Best” rating for Finish.

You would find this label on a lock or deadbolt that received the “Better” rating for Security, the “Best” rating for Durability and the “Better” rating for Finish.

Don’t be Misled!

Interested in seeing a full list of BHMA Certified® residential locks and deadbolts?

BHMA Certified® hardware is the only hardware that has been through the certification testing process, so you can rest assured that your products are of the utmost quality, regardless of the grade.

BHMA Certified® Products Directory

Please be sure to select A156.39 Residential Locksets and Latches or A156.40 Residential Deadbolts from the ANSI/BHMA® Standard drop down menu to find the product you’re looking for!