In-Wall Mount Kit

Installation Guide





Package Contents

Awair Omni Backpack

Gang Plate Cover

Gang Plate

Drywall Anchors & Screws (4 Pairs)

Electrical Box Screws (4)

Gang Plate Screws (4)

What You’ll Need

  • Awair Omni

  • Awair Surface Mount Kit

  • Awair In-Wall Mount Kit

  • 2mm Hex Screwdriver (Power Drill Size: 2mm)

  • 2mm Flathead Screwdriver

  • In-Wall Ethernet cord (≥Cat 5e) or Low-Voltage Electrical Wires (≥16-gauge)

Additional Tools for Drywall Installation:
  • Drywall Cutting Tool

  • Mallet

  • Power Drill with 2mm drill bit

  • Pencil

  • Level

  • Tape Measure

Preparing Your Data Connection

Cellular Data Connectivity

If you plan to connect your Awair Omni devices to a cellular network, set up your Cellular Gateway Router before you begin the installation and onboarding process.

WiFi Data Connectivity

If you plan to connect your Awair Omni devices to a corporate or high-security WiFi network, use this guide to prepare your WiFi network to connect to Awair’s servers before you begin the installation and onboarding process.

Getting Started

Unbox the contents of your Surface Mount Kit and In-Wall Mount Kit. If you plan to use cellular for data connectivity, locate the LoRa Gateway Antenna provided in the Surface Mount Kit and screw it onto the top of the Surface Mount.

Take the Awair Omni Backpack from your In-Wall Mount Kit and attach it to the back of the Surface Mount as shown.

Placing Your In-Wall Mount

When determining where to mount your device, choose a wall location between 3 to 6 feet from the ground (90 centimeters to 1.8 meters high) and at least 16 feet (5 meters) away from operable windows, air filters, and fresh air diffusers.*

*In areas where this is impossible, center your device between windows and place your monitor closer to air returns than air diffusers.

In-Wall Installation

Your In-Wall Mount can be installed into drywall or over top of an existing electrical box. Follow the instructions below that correspond with your chosen installation method.

Drywall Installation

1. Locate the metal Gang Plate provided in the In-Wall Mount Kit. Hold the Gang Plate up to the wall where you’d like to mount your device to serve as a stencil. Use your pencil to mark the location of the four “E” screw holes and trace along the inside edge of the 43mm by 55mm rectangular cut out.

2. Create an incision along the penciled line using your drywall cutting tool. There should be 2 inches of clearance behind the incision for your mount to extend back into the wall.

3. Use your power drill and 2mm drill bit to create four holes at the marked screw hole locations.

4. Gently hammer the drywall anchors into the holes with your mallet.

5. Line up the Gang Plate with your Drywall anchors and mount it to the wall using provided Drywall Screws.

6. Place the Gang Plate Cover over the Gang Plate.


Electrical Box Installation

1. Locate the metal Gang Plate provided in the In-Wall Mount Kit. Line up the Gang Plate with your in-wall electrical box and mount it in place using provided Electrical Box Screws.

2. Place the Gang Plate Cover over the Gang Plate.

Connecting to an In-Wall Power Source

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Run a Cat 5e (or greater) Ethernet cable from your PoE Switch, through the drywall incision, and into the Ethernet port (RJ-45 connector) on the Awair Omni Backpack.

Low-Voltage Wiring

To power your device via low-voltage wiring, run electrical wires (16-gauge or smaller) from your low voltage transformer, through the drywall incision, and into the corresponding terminals on the Awair Omni Backpack.

*If you do not have expertise in this area, please do not handle live wires and consult an electrician before attempting installation.

Attaching Your In-Wall Mount

1. Align the screw holes on your In-Wall Mount with the four cylindrical Gang Plate pegs that extend out from the wall. Fit your In-Wall Mount over top so that the Awair Omni Backpack disappears behind the wall and the back of the In-Wall Mount is flush with the Gang Plate Cover.

2. Use the Gang Plate Screws provided in your In-Wall Mount Kit to secure the In-Wall Mount to the Gang Plate and Gang Plate Cover.

Data Mode Selection

With the inside (concave surface) facing you, for cellular data connectivity, make sure that the Mode Selection Switch is pointing at 1 (LoRa/Gateway). For WiFi, use your 2mm Flathead Screwdriver to rotate the Mode Selection Switch toward 0 (Power Only).

Powering & Securing Your Omni

1. Attach your Awair Omni Air Quality Monitor to your In-Wall Mount. Press and hold the power button on the right side of the device until the Awair logo appears on the display. Your Data Mode selection will appear momentarily, and the status light will continue to blink until the device is connected to Awair’s servers.


2. If you’d like to lock your Awair Omni device into the In-Wall Mount, use your 2mm Hex Screwdriver to screw the Security Screws (found in the Surface Mount Kit) into the holes on the right and left side of the In-Wall Mount, as pictured.

3. Download the Awair app on your mobile phone and follow in-app instructions to onboard and manage your new device.

Product Specifications



    Power over Ethernet (PoE – 802.3af & 802.3at)

    Low Voltage (12-24 VAC ±10%, 24 VDC ±10%)

    DC 5V/2A



This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that the interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that of the receiver.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

CAUTION: The user is cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement: 
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm between the radiator and your body. This transmitter must be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. 
Operation is subject to the following two conditions. 
1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and 
2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 



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