BHMA Certification Program

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The Builders Hardware Manufacturing Association (BHMA) brings together industry-leading manufacturers of commercial door hardware to advise on and help craft standards, codes and life safety regulations crucial to the security and ease of moving through the public spaces we access every day. The BHMA is the only organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain these standards.

Participants in the BHMA Certification program voluntarily put their engineering to the test, subjecting their products to scrutiny by a nationally recognized independent laboratory to ensure that they meet a demanding set of standards. These standards involve not only the consistent operation, durability, and security of a product, but even their ability to maintain an attractive appearance in harsh or abusive environments.

Many Yale products achieve or surpass the criteria for Grade 1 or Grade 2 certification for strength, durability and security of products in a number of use cases and environments. See the chart below for more information.

Locks & Latches

Yale 4600CL

STANDARD SCOPE

OPERATION

DURABILITY

SAFETY & SECURITY

APPEARANCE

Forces required for latch retraction and closing of the door must ensure smooth egress (max torque of 28 in-lbf)

Subjected to 1 million cycles of opening and closing with 10 lb. axial load

Passes seven aggressive tests, including a 1,200 in-lbf locked lever torque and two directions of impact

Finish must be resistant to corrosion, chemicals, abrasion, and sunlight

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Cylindrical Locks

Grade 1

Grade 2

5400LN Series

x

 

5300LN Series

 

x

4700LN Series

x

 

4600LN Series

 

x

Mortise Locks

Yale 8800

 

STANDARD SCOPE

OPERATION

DURABILITY

SAFETY & SECURITY

APPEARANCE

Forces required for latch retraction and closing of the door must ensure smooth egress (max torque of 28 in-lbf)

Subjected to 1 million cycles of opening and closing with 10 lb. axial load

Passes fifteen aggressive tests, including a 1,200 in-lbf locked lever torque and two directions of impact

Finish must be resistant to corrosion, chemicals, abrasion, and sunlight

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Mortise Locks

Grade 1

Grade 2

8800 Series

x

 

Exit Devices

Yale 6000 Series

 

STANDARD SCOPE

OPERATION

DURABILITY

SAFETY & SECURITY

APPEARANCE

Opening and closing forces measured against that of typical human behavior

Subjected to 500,000 loaded cycles with no loss of operation

Outside levers and thumbpieces must withstand heavy forces and still prohibit entry

Finish must be resistant to corrosion, chemicals, abrasion, and sunlight

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Exit Devices

Grade 1

Grade 2

7000 Series

x

 

6000 Series

x

 

2100 Series

x

 

1800 Series

x

 

1500 Series

x

 

Door Closers

Yale 1100 Series

STANDARD SCOPE

OPERATION

DURABILITY

APPEARANCE

PIVOTS

Must have range of checking control, two speeds of closing, adjustable closing speed, cylinder checking, and more

Subjected to 2 million cycles of opening and closing

Must demonstrate corrosion resistance by way of a salt spray test

Performance requirements involve cycles, maximum friction, vertical mismatch, and clearances

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Door Closers

Grade 1

Grade 2

5800 Series

x

 

4400 Series

x

 

3000 Series

x

 

2700 Series

x

 

51 Series

x

 

1100 Series

x