Learning about the Label

BHMA Certified® locks and deadbolts are vigorously tested in the three areas most important to you:

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 your door hardware can endure under a wide variety of conditions over the span of the product’s life. Severe weather events and other factors, such as sun exposure, humidity, saltwater, dew and even the oils in our hands, can cause damage to entire structures and cause the finish of a lock or deadbolt to discolor or corrode.

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.

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

Why should you look for the BHMA Certified® SecureHome™ label?

Watch this short video to learn more.

Looking for a new lock or deadbolt for your home? Be sure to look for the BHMA Certified® SecureHome™ label. Products that feature this label are rigorously tested in the three areas most important to any homeowner – security, durability and finish.

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