Corbin Russwin Introduces Blss Trim For Use In Behavioral Healthcare Settings

BERLIN, CT, August 28, 2012 – Corbin Russwin (, a market leader in architectural hardware and security solutions for over 160 years and an ASSA ABLOY Group company, expands its Behavioral Health Series™ of hardware with the new BLSS trim.

Ideal for behavioral health and many other healthcare facilities, the BLSS trim offers strength, durability and flexibility while minimizing patient risk in these difficult environments.  Sloped surfaces and overlapping rose and lever construction allow the BLSS to address safety concerns common in many behavioral health settings, and makes it appropriate on patient room doors.

The BLSS trim uses the Corbin Russwin ML2000 mortise lock, which exceeds ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 requirements.  The lock provides exceptional strength and durability to withstand abusive environments.

Available in 21 functions including Passage, Privacy, Institutional/Utility, Institutional Privacy and 4 electrified options, the BLSS is flexible enough to be used throughout the facility.  The ML2000 with BLSS trim also retrofits any door that has been prepared with ANSI A115.1 standard mortise door prep, making it ideal for changing room requirements.

The ML2000 mortise lock with BLSS trim is UL Listed for use with Fire Rated doors.  It is also ADA compliant, meeting A117.1 Accessibility Code and BOMA International 4.13.8.

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Microshield®, an optional antimicrobial coating, provides necessary protection desired in healthcare; and a matching thumbturn rounds out the look and feel of the trim.  The BLSS trim is also covered by an extensive, 10-year limited warranty.


 For over 160 years, CORBIN RUSSWIN has been the premier manufacturer of architectural hardware, providing exceptional security and design solutions for institutions nationwide.  The company’s wide range of products includes access control solutions, life safety solutions, a wide range of locksets, exit devices, levers, trim and more.


ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience.