All Hand Punch readers are BAA (Buy American Act) Compliant


Did you know that all HandReaders from Schlage Biometrics are Buy American Act compliant?

Schlage Biometrics is the right partner for government applications for many reasons.

Schlage offers a comprehensive BAA Compliant Product Guide to make selecting American-made products easy to make it as easy as possible to supply the HandPunches for projects subject to Buy American requirements.
Please keep in mind that there are exceptions, exemptions and waivers to many of these requirements.
Understanding all the factors that can affect a particular product or project can be confusing, which is why Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has a Government Services team to assist you.

We are often able to provide product solutions based on these factors. 

What is the BAA?


The Buy American Act (BAA) establishes a preference for the federal government, when purchasing supplies for use in the United States, to purchase products mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States.
For most products, the federal government has created a two-part test examining manufacturing and the cost of domestic components. First, under the basic standard established by the Comptroller General of the United States, manufacturing necessitates that the "completion of the [end product] in the form required for use by the Government be carried out domestically."

As an example, kits assembled and packaged in the United States can be considered manufactured in the United States even where individual components are manufactured in foreign countries. Second, more than 50% of the cost of the components of the end product must be mined produced or manufactured in the United States.
However, where an end product being sold to the federal government is a commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item, meaning no modifications are made to the product for sale to the federal government, the components test is waived.
Most Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies products are COTS items and exempt from the components test, products must be manufactured and assembled in the United States