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MT30 Installation Guide - Smart Automation Button


The Cisco Meraki MT30 is a cloud managed Smart Button that is exceptionally simple to deploy and configure due to its integration into the Meraki dashboard and the use of BLE technology. The MT family eliminates the complex and costly setups required by traditional solutions which removes the limitations of placement of these sensors. 

Product Overview

Physical Specifications



117.1x65.7x23.3mm (LxWxH)


  • 1xAA Alkaline Battery

  • Permanent DC Power: 5V;2A USB-C (Sold separately)

Operating Environment

  • Temperature: 0°C - 55°C(32F - 131F)

  • Relative Humidity: 0 - 95 % RH


  • Multicolor, multifunction status LED

  • Action Button

  • Reset button

  • USB-C Port

  • IP55 certified

LED Indicators

Device Status Indicators

Device Status Indicators

  • Rainbow - MT is initializing or looking for a gateway.

  • Solid Green(for n seconds) - Connected to a gateway.

  • Solid Green(for n seconds) - MT could not find a gateway to connect.

  • Flashing Green - MT is upgrading its firmware

  • Flashing Amber - MT is running on a low battery.

NOTE: To conserve battery life, the LEDs on the MT30 are not always on.

Action Button Status Indicator

The MT30 Smart Automation Button has 2 types of Action Trigger

1. Short Press - When the Action Button is pressed for less than 1 second, a short press action is triggered. On trigger, the LED will start with Orange, and transition to a pulsing Blue LED. The flashing Blue LED sequence will end with a Green color if a connection is successful and Orange if the connection is unsuccessful. The pulses times out at 30 seconds.

2. Long Press - When the Action Button is pressed for more than 1 second, a long press action is triggered. On trigger, the LED will start with Orange, with a pulsing Blue LED. The flashing Blue LED sequence will end with a Green color if a connection is successful and Orange if the connection is unsuccessful. The pulses times out at 30 seconds.

Factory Reset Button

Inside the battery compartment, there is a pinhole button to factory reset the sensor. If the button is pressed and held for at least five seconds and then released, the sensor will reboot and it will be restored to its original factory settings by deleting all configuration information stored on the unit.

USB-C Port

The MT30 sensors have a USB-C Port on the bottom that can be used to provide an alternate source of power using a compatible accessory.

Package Contents

Package contents






1 AA Batteries

Mounting equipment

Wall Mount Backplate

2x Mounting Screws

2x Drywall anchors

1xMagnet Sponge

1xVHB Tape


Pre-Installation Preparation

You should complete the following steps before going on-site to perform an installation:

Configure Your Network in the Dashboard 

The following is a brief overview of the steps required to add an MT sensor to your network. 

  1. Log in to If this is your first time, create a new account.
  2. Find the network to which you plan to add your sensor, or create a new network.
  3. Add the sensors to your network. You will need your Meraki order number (found on your invoice) or the serial number of each sensor, which looks like Qxxx-xxxx-xxxx, and can be found on the back of the unit or included in the box.
  4. Add the gateway (MV or MR) to the same network as the sensor.


Make sure the gateway is in the same network and is online and operational. If the sensors are powered on without a functioning gateway in the immediate vicinity, the sensors will consume power at a high rate until it finds a gateway.
Click here for MV setup instructions and MR setup instructions.  

Quickly Scan and Claim Multiple Devices through the Meraki Mobile App 

If you have to claim multiple devices, the quickest way is by scanning their barcode using the Meraki app.

  1. Log in to your Meraki iOS or Android app with your Meraki dashboard account. Create a new account if you do not have one.
  2. Navigate to the correct network through left-side bar.
  3. Go to the Devices tab from the bottom navigation bar.
  4. Select the + icon on the top right of the screen and pick Scan new device barcode.
  5. Point your phone camera toward the hardware barcode to claim the device.
  6. Enter device information and then select Done. Press Add another to claim a new device.



List of Compatible Gateways:


Gen2: MV2, MV12(W/WE/N), MV22(X), MV32, MV72(X)

Gen3: MV13, MV33, MV63(X), MV93(X)

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2 APs - MR33, MR42, MR42E, MR52, MR53, MR53E, MR74, MR84

Wi-Fi 6 APs - MR28, MR36, MR36H, MR44, MR45, MR46, MR46E, MR55, MR56, MR76, MR78, MR86 

Wi-Fi 6E APs - MR57, CW9162I-MR, CW9164I-MR, CW9166I-MR

Minimum Firmware Versions:


MV12(W/WE/N), MV22(X), MV32, MV72(X) - MV 4.8+

MV2 - MV 4.17+

MV13, MV33, MV63(X), MV93(X) - MV 5.0+

Wi-Fi 5 APs - MR 28.6+

Wi-Fi 6 APs - MR 27.6+ 

Wi-Fi 6E APs - MR 28.6+

Please refer to Managing Firmware Upgrades to schedule an upgrade.

Installation Instructions

Choosing Your Mounting Location

For most mounting scenarios, the MT30 has flexible options to provide quick and simple stationary mounting. The instructions are as follows:

Start by removing the battery compartment cap and inserting the 1 AA battery into the battery compartment. The battery compartment has a self retaining screws as well. Please ensure the cap is securely fastened.

Choosing Your Mounting Location

Wall Mount Install

For a permanent installs, we recommend to use the included screws and drywall anchors to directly fix the mount plate on a flat surface.

Once the mount plate is installed, the MT30 sensor can be mounted on the plate. Make sure the security screw(T6 torx) on the bottom of the sensor is fastened in order to prevent removal of the sensor.

Wall Mount Install

For a less permanent install, there are two options provided

Peel and Stick Install

  1. VHB Tape - Double-sided VHB tape can be used to stick the mounting plate on any type of surface.

  2. Magnet - Stick the magnet on any surface and the mounting plate can be stuck to the Magnet.

Once the mounting plate is on the desired surface, slide the MT30 sensor onto the plate and use the self retained Torx screw to secure the sensor.

Support and Additional Information 

If issues are encountered with device installation or additional help is required, contact Meraki Support by logging in to and opening a case by visiting the Get Help section.


For additional information on Meraki hardware and for other installation guides, please refer to


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