This post was sponsored by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As we’ve been in our building process, knee deep, the last three years I can honestly say that safety has been one of the top priorities in our decision making. The safety of our home for our family as well as for those who enter in our four walls. There have been several ways we’ve watched for the best decisions along the way.
No matter if you are building or are updating your locks having this information and educating yourself is important in making a wise decision.
One of the safety precautions we took was for our deadbolts and locks around our home. You can easily find the best with looking for the BHMA Certified® SecureHome™ label on products and finding this label made us feel better about the security of your home.
Finding this label is designed to help consumers, like you and I, purchase certified locks for the best security measures we can take!
What I love about the BHMA Certified locks and deadbolts is that they have been tested on the behalf of us, the consumer! They are vigorously tested in three important areas – which are – Security, Durability and Finish. So breaking those three areas down…security measures how well a lock or deadbolt can withstand impact. For the durability test it measures how well a lock or deadbolt functions after a repeated and long-term use. As for the finish test it measures how well a product can hold up in various environmental elements.
Having these three areas tested and broken down into each category while it will receive a rating of C (good), B (better) or A (best). Having this rating helps you and I ask ourselves which is Good, Better and Best rating combination (Security, Durability and Finish) is right for your home. You’ll know what matters to you most and is the most important aspect for your home and family.
Your decision and combination of rating and it’s importance may vary based on what door/room you are using the locks on. If you are putting a lock on an interior door or exterior – all of these variations will have weight on the best rating you’ll want for your home. Also take into consideration your location, style, aesthetic and environmental exposure when picking your finish.
The peace of mind you’ll get is that no matter what rating and combination you decide on…you know that the certified lock is tested and superior to your other choices in locks and deadbolts.
Where can you find locks/deadbolts with the BHMA Certified® SecureHome™ label? Any big box store in your community or hardware store will have choices with this label.