MQTT Device Tracker

The mqtt device tracker platform allows you to detect presence by monitoring an MQTT topic for new locations. To use this platform, you specify a unique topic for each device.

To use this device tracker in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: mqtt
      paulus_oneplus: 'location/paulus'
      annetherese_n4: 'location/annetherese'

Configuration Variables


(list)(Required)List of devices with their topic.


(integer)(Optional)The QoS level of the topic.

Example JSON you can publish to the topic (e.g., via mqtt.publish service):

  "topic": "location/paulus",
  "payload": "home"