Door Hardware Testing

Our vast industry experience, backed by a wealth of accreditations, allows us to test to a variety of national and international hardware standards including those published by ASTM, BHMA, CAN/ULC, CSFM, Dade County, FM, HUD, TDI, UBC, UL, WDMA.

Intertek offers complete testing and certification services for door hardware, including locks, hinges, latches, closers, and exit devices.

A Complete Solution for Hardware

Door Hardware Testing Services:

Forced Entry
Establish a measure of resistance for door hardware components subject to attacks in order to help resist unwanted entry.

Cycle / Durability Testing
Provide verification of marketing and warranty claims by subjecting to accelerated cycling to simulate field operating conditions.

Fire Testing
Ensure your hardware products remain engaged as required by international building codes & regulatory requirements when exposed to fire.

Blast & Ballistics Resistance
Assess the blast and ballistics resistance & the science of mechanics that deal with launching, flight, behavior, and the effects of projectiles such as bullets.

Electrical Testing
Ensure compliance of electronic access control (EAC) systems & other electric hardware components as they continue to replace traditional doors and basic door hardware.

Structural Testing
Determine hardware performance under various environmental and structural conditions.

Wind Storm: Hurricane / Tornado Resistance
Evaluate the overall impact, static loads, and cyclic loads to identify performance characteristics in hurricane and tornado zones.

Performance & BHMA Testing
Obtain grades for hardware components specified by the applicable ANSI/BHMA standard to validate product performance.

Product Performance / Comparison Testing for Retailers
Obtain grades for hardware components to validate product performance and separate from other hardware products in the market.

We perform testing to a variety of performance requirements and regional provisions, including those stipulated for Miami-Dade County, Florida and the Texas Department of Insurance including:

    Accreditations
    Intertek is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) by OSHA; recognized by Standards Council of Canada (SCC); and A2LA, APLAC, and ILAC accredited for Asia and other parts of the world. In North America, we are recognized by the International Codes Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) and serve as an administrator for multiple Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) certification programs.

    Locks and Access Control Equipment Testing
    Meet all the testing and certification requirements including fire testing, BHMA, UL 294, and electrical testing.

    Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association
    Intertek is a preferred certification testing agency for the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) series of test standards. Intertek has over 30 years of experience testing door hardware for various markets covering all types of products; hinges, locks, cylinders, closers, exit devices and other door controls. We can help you find the correct standard to meet BHMA Certification requirements.

ANSI / BHMA Standards

Standard Number

Standard Title

ANSI/BHMA A156.5

Cylinders and Input Devices For Locks

ANSI/BHMA A156.30

High Security Cylinders Products

ANSI/BHMA A156.4

Door Controls - Closers

ANSI/BHMA A156.8

Door Controls - Overhead Stops and Holders

ANSI/BHMA A156.15

Closer Holder Release Devices

ANSI/BHMA A156.19

Power Assist & Low Energy Power Operated Doors

ANSI/BHMA A156.38

Low Energy Power Operated Sliding and Folding Doors

ANSI/BHMA A156.3

Exit Devices

ANSI/BHMA A156.1

Butts & Hinges

ANSI/BHMA A156.44

Architectural Glass Openings

ANSI/BHMA A156.17

Self Closing Hinges & Pivots

ANSI/BHMA A156.20

Strap and Tee Hinges and Hasps

ANSI/BHMA A156.26

Continuous Hinges

ANSI/BHMA A156.2

Bored & Preassembled Locks & Latches

ANSI/BHMA A156.12

Interconnected Locks & Latches

ANSI/BHMA A156.13

Mortise Locks & Latches

ANSI/BHMA A156.16

Auxiliary Hardware

ANSI/BHMA A156.23

Electromagnetic Locks

ANSI/BHMA A156.24

Delayed Egress Locks

ANSI/BHMA A156.25

Electrified Locks

ANSI/BHMA A156.29

Exit Lock and Alarms

ANSI/BHMA A156.34

AntiLigature Devices

ANSI/BHMA A156.36

Auxiliary Locks

ANSI/BHMA A156.37

Multipoint Locks

ANSI/BHMA A156.39

Residential Bored Locks

ANSI/BHMA A156.40

Residential Deadbolts

ANSI/BHMA A156.9

Cabinet Hardware

ANSI/BHMA A156.11

Cabinet Locks

ANSI/BHMA A156.14

Sliding & Folding Door Hardware

ANSI/BHMA A156.18

Materials & Finishes

ANSI/BHMA A156.21

Thresholds

ANSI/BHMA A156.22

Door Gasketing and Edge Seal Systems

ANSI/BHMA A156.31

Electric Strikes and Frame Mounted Actuators

ANSI/BHMA A156.32

Integrated Door Opening Assemblies

 

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