Standard: BHMA - ANSI A156.39


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This Standard establishes performance requirements for bored residential locksets and latches, and includes durability, security, finish tests. Residential locksets and latches are generally used for single family homes and multifamily dwellings.

Tests described in this Standard are performed under laboratory conditions. In actual usage, results vary because of installation, door and frame construction, maintenance and environmental conditions.

When locks and latches are used in fire door assemblies, they shall have been tested and listed for use in fire doors by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and shall be under an inplant follow-up inspection service.

Residential Grade Qualifications Manufacturers shall indicate the Grade level of their locks for each of the three categories listed (Durability, Strength and Security, and Finish). Locks shall meet all tests for their grade listing for each of the categories independently. A Grade A lock for a specific category shall meet all Grade A criteria for that category, and a Grade B lock for a specific category shall meet all Grade B criteria for that category, and a Grade C lock for a specific category shall meet all Grade C criteria for that category.

Organization: Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association Inc.
Document Number: ansi a156.39
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Page Count: 27
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: YES
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

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