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.
We know that time is of the essence when it comes to product testing and certification. Our streamlined, cost competitive offering and dedicated experts guarantee a fast turnaround for fire testing your door hardware and components, so you can accelerate your product's journey to the market while ensuring they meet the highest safety standards without delay.
Eligible Products for Fire Door Testing and certification:
- Door Bottoms or Door Shoes (Surface Mounted or Concealed)
- Category H or Category J Gaskets
- Viewers (aka Peep Holes)
- Closers (Surface Mounted or Concealed)
- Door Operators
- Vision Kit (Size Dependent – Consult ES engineer)
- Door Position Switch
- EPT (Electronic Power Transfer)
- Mag Lock
- Electronic Card Reader (Provided lock chassis is already tested/listed – Consult ES engineer)
- Louver (Size Dependent – Consult ES engineer)
Door Hardware Testing Services:
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.
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.
Ensure compliance of electronic access control (EAC) systems & other electric hardware components as they continue to replace traditional doors and basic door hardware.
Determine hardware performance under various environmental and structural conditions.
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.
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
Butts & Hinges
Interconnected Locks & Latches
Mortise Locks & Latches
Sliding & Folding Door Hardware
Closer Holder Release Devices
Self Closing Hinges & Pivots
Materials & Finishes
Power Assist & Low Energy Power Operated Doors
Bored & Preassembled Locks & Latches
Strap and Tee Hinges and Hasps
Door Gasketing and Edge Seal Systems
Delayed Egress Locks
Exit Lock and Alarms
High Security Cylinders Products
Electric Strikes and Frame Mounted Actuators
Integrated Door Opening Assemblies
Low Energy Power Operated Sliding and Folding Doors
Residential Bored Locks
Door Controls - Closers
Architectural Glass Openings
Cylinders and Input Devices For Locks
Door Controls - Overhead Stops and Holders