BHMA® Publishes Updates to ANSI/BHMA Standards

bhma logoBuilders Hardware Manufacturers Association continues its commitment to improving industry standards

NEW YORK (April 19, 2019) – The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA®) has announced the publication of its latest revisions to ANSI/BHMA 156.12 for Interconnected Locks andANSI/BHMA 156.25 for Electrified Locking Devices, which have both been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). 

“These latest revisions are part of our ongoing role at BHMA® to review product standards on a regular basis to continuously improve builders hardware standards,” said Michael Tierney, BHMA® Standards Director. “As new technologies emerge, our product standards must evolve to meet the needs of both the public and of our industry.”

 Changes in this edition of ANSI/BHMA 156.12 for Interconnected Locks include: 

  • Updated test diagrams;
  • Updated reference standards;
  • Creation of a separate paragraph for lever deflection;
  • Improvement in rose dent test diagrams; 
  • Test frequency requirements that have been added from the Operational Manual to the Appendix.

Changes in this edition of ANSI/BHMA 156.25 for Electrified Locking Devices, include:

  • Updated reference standards;
  • Numerous editorial updates;
  • Clarification of sub-sections 6.4.6.1 through 6.4.6.4 Variable Ambient Temperature Test. 

The full scope for each ANSI/BHMA standard can be found on the BHMA® website at http://buildershardware.com/bhma-standards. For more information on ANSI/BHMA standards, please contact Larry McClean at lmcclean@kellencompany.com. 

About the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA): The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is an industry leader in building safety and security. BHMA® is the only organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for locks, closers, exit devices and other builders hardware. The widely known ANSI/BHMA A156 series of standards describes and establishes the features and criteria for specific types of hardware products. In addition, BHMA sponsors third-party certification of hardware products, which is a requirement for a product to bear the “BHMA Certified” mark — ensuring that the product meets the ANSI/BHMA standard. For more information on BHMA, please write to BHMA, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY, 10017 or visit the Web site at www.buildershardware.com.  

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