Mounting a Verkada SV11 Sensor

Information on wall mounting a Verkada sensor

Updated over a week ago

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In the SV11 box

  • 1 SV11 Environmental Sensor

  • 3 M4x50mm machine screw

  • 1 T10 security Torx screwdriver

  • 1 Mounting Plate & Template

  • 3 washers

  • 3 wing nuts

  • 4 M4x25mm PH2 wall screws

What you will need

  • A smartphone or laptop

  • A #2 Phillips screwdriver or power drill with a #2 Phillips driver bit

  • 1/4 inch (6.5mm) drill bit for wall anchors

  • 1/8 inch (3mm) drill bit for pilot holes

  • A shielded Cat5 or Cat6 ethernet cable with a .2-.25" outside diameter (5-6.5mm)


  • Use the provided T10 security Torx screwdriver to loosen the screws and lift the cover.

  • Insert the ethernet cable into the ethernet port.

  • Scan the QR code for easy sensor registration and setup, or proceed to


  • To remove the mounting plate, loosen the screws and twist the sensor housing counter-clockwise. Lift the sensor housing vertically off the base plate and set it aside.

  • Use the provided mounting template to mark wall mount holes. For a junction box mount, use the mounting template to determine the correct hole pattern.

  • For best performance, mount the sensor on a ceiling, 8ft above the ground. Avoid windows, vents, and other sources of accelerated air circulation. The maximum detection range for air quality is 6 to 8 ft from the sensor.

  • The SV11 may be mounted on a sidewall, however this can lead to degraded temperature and air quality performance.


  • For solid wall material like wood or metal, drill 1/8 inch pilot holes. Drive mounting screws directly into the pilot holes.

  • For drywall, drill 1/4 inch holes. Insert plastic anchors into holes and drive mounting screws into anchors.

  • For a drop ceiling, press included screws through the drop ceiling tile. Secure on the reverse side using the included washers and wingnuts.

  • To secure the sensor housing, place it over the mount plate screws and twist counter-clockwise. Tighten the mount plate screws with a Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Plugin the sensor. The status LED will turn orange to indicate the sensor has power. The LED will turn blue to indicate the sensor is active.


  • Gently pull the cable through the through-hole so it has some slack, but will not interfere with the top cover.

  • To secure the sensor, align the top shell security holes with the baseplate and place the top shell back into its original position. Tighten the security screws using the provided T10 security Torx screwdriver.

  • Remove the protective film.

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