Meraki MT20 sensor – Here’s what’s what

Like everything Meraki makes, the Meraki MT20 is easily and masterfully controlled from the cloud. Meraki’s cloud platform allows you to deploy anywhere, and control everything. Real easy. So what is it?

The Meraki MT20

The Meraki MT20 is an open/close sensor. Pretty self-explanatory. It provides real time visibility into your environment. It does this by using magnetic fields to determine positioning, and can detect when doors are opened or closed. This allows organizations to detect intrusions and understand usage trends.

Like all Meraki products, it’s simple to deploy. And like all MT sensors, the MT20 automatically pairs with Wi-Fi 6 MR access points and 2nd Generation MV smart cameras via BLE for rapid provisioning and seamless scalability. This gives near-instant setup and seamless scalability.

You can quickly set up and manage as many environmental sensors as you want, to monitor temperature, humidity, leaks, and intrusion. Just insert the batteries and add to the dashboard. Just peel and stick. It’s literally that simple. MT environmental sensors automatically connect to existing MR and MV devices. No more on-premise servers, dedicated gateways, and management software.


The MT20 has tamper detection reporting, and advanced telemetry data for smarter decision-making. And, of course, it’s cloud-managed, bringing the magic of the Meraki platform to the IoT sensor world. And the Meraki cloud dashboard isn’t just elegant and easy-to-use, it eliminates the need for on-premises servers. The MT20 is built from the ground up to be easy to manage without compromising on power and flexibility. You can have your choice of flexible alerts via email, SMS, mobile push notifications and Webhooks.

And the MT20 is secure!

Of course it is! Each Meraki MT sensor features a Trust Anchor module. This securely authenticates the device and encrypts all communication with the sensor gateways. Combined with automated firmware updates, the Meraki MT20 packs a powerful security punch in a smart package.

In conclusion

There’s a lot of different components to IT infrastructure that vary tremendously in scale, cost, and complexity. It all depends on the size of your organization, and the size of your budget. But it usualyy expensive, and needs protecting. So, Meraki has introduced sensors like the MT20 to accomplish this very affordably, and very easily. Other solutions tend to be complicated to install. They also don’t scale and are tough to use. They do not give businesses simple and reliable visibility into their critical assets. The MT series remedies this by enabling you to maximize network uptimes, reduce equipment failure and unnecessary site visits, and deliver great customer service.

These sensors are simple, scalable and secure. And they connect to the dashboard using the MV/MR which removes the need for expensive gateways. Customers can now gain real-time visibility into their critical business environment form a single pane of glass. And, if you have any further questions about the MT20, please email us or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458. Thanks for reading!