The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) announces the publication of ANSI/BHMA A156.2-2011 American National Standard for Bored and Preassembled Locks and Latches.
This standard is a revision of ANSI/BHMA A156.2-2003 and it establishes performance requirements for bored and preassembled locks and latches, and includes tests on cycles, strength, operation, security, material evaluation, finishes and dimensional criteria.
All testing is described in the standard with pictures, guidelines, and conditions that the product tests have been completed with.
To specify or purchase locks and latches that meet the rigorous performance requirements of this standard, refer to the BHMA Certified Products Directory at www.buildershardware.com
For more information, or to purchase additional copies of this or any other standard, please visit BHMA’s bookstore at www.buildershardware.com. You can also order standards by calling 800-699-9277. Purchased standards are available as printed documents or electronic files (PDF) for immediate download.
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