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
device_tracker:
  - platform: mqtt
    devices:
      paulus_oneplus: 'location/paulus'
      annetherese_n4: 'location/annetherese'

Configuration variables:

  • devices (Required): List of devices with their topic.
  • qos (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"
}