Who We Are

Door and Hardware Institute proudly serves door security and safety professionals and the dynamic companies they represent in the North American non-residential construction industry. As the primary educational and networking resource for the industry since 1975, with ancestry dating back to 1934, DHI is also primary advocate of the industry to our stakeholders along with our foundation, the Door Security & Safety Foundation.

Join DHI to elevate your career path with education, certification, local and national events, networking, social and volunteer opportunities, communities and of course discounts and savings along the way. DHI also provides companies with special corporate programs to support their business needs and the strategic evolution of the industry.

Welcome to the the largest community of door security + safety professionals in North America! Learn more about the New Day, New DHI!

Benefits Overview

Whether you’re a new door security and safety professional, long-time industry veteran, a company representing manufacturers, distributors or sales representatives, or an industry stakeholder, DHI offers a membership option to suit your needs.

Discounts on technical education, technical literature, technical resources, registration for our industry convention DHI conNextions, our Career Center, and a complete portfolio and of insurance and business products.

Education and Business Resources
including our monthly magazine, Door Security + Safety and a robust online archive of over 10 years’ worth of business and technical articles; our industry enewsletter, IndustryWatch; monthly webinars and online access to the archive webinars, over 10 years of business and financial reports.

Networking Opportunities through our annual convention - DHI conNextions; chapter meetings; education classes; volunteering locally and nationally; online membership directory and promoting your businesses to architects, contractors and owners through our website directories.

To learn more about our offerings visit Become a Member where you can also make a selection, or contact our staff noted below if you’d like to have a conversation about your career or your company’s needs.


Volunteer with DHI

Whether your skills are technical and you enjoy teaching and mentoring others, or if you’re more of a strategic and business thinker and enjoy serving on committees and boards , DHI has many opportunities throughout the year to volunteer. Learn more about volunteering with DHI.

Gain Industry Recognition

Many individuals give of themselves tirelessly to our organization and industry, so it is important that they be duly recognized and honored, and more importantly, thanked for their efforts. Each year we recognize individuals who have shown exemplary effort and dedication to our industry with several awards. Visit our listing of DHI Awards recipients.

Member Services

We take great pride in serving our members and building those relationships to best meet your needs. While you can conveniently buy membership online and learn more about those details below, you may find a conversation would help you make the best decision for your needs. We welcome that conversation. Contact us at or call 202.367.1134 to talk more about joining DHI or making the most of your current member benefits.




Become a Member

Learn more about our individual, corporate and life membership offerings, benefits or simply join!



Local Chapters

We have over 50 chapters in North America; learn more about offerings and events in your backyard.

Introduction to the Industry

Learn more about the important role you play in this industry and where DHI members fit within the construction industry.