New BHMA/ANSI residential hardware standards published

These new additions focus on doors and locks.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | March 3, 2015

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) published two new standards and revised five more.

These residential hardware standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The new standards are:

  • ANSI/BHMA A156.37-2014 Multipoint Locks, which addresses mechanical locking systems with bolts, latches or other fastening devices at two or more locations of the door’s frame
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.38-2014 Low-Energy Power Operated Sliding and Folding Doors, which applies to door systems for pedestrian and some small vehicular use. Doors requiring higher speeds, forces, shorter time delays, and activating sensing devices are addressed in ANSI/BHMA A156.10

Existing standards that were updated and approved in 2014 include:

  • ANSI/BHMA A156.3-2014 Exit Devices
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.5-2014 Cylinders and Input Devices for Locks
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.11-2014 Cabinet Locks
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.30-2014 High Security Cylinders
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.115-2014 Hardware Penetration in Steel Doors and Steel Frames

Full scopes for ANSI/BHMA standards can be found on the BHMA website.

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