MQTT Alarm Control Panel


The mqtt alarm panel platform enables the possibility to control MQTT capable alarm panels. The Alarm icon will change state after receiving a new state from state_topic. If these messages are published with RETAIN flag, the MQTT alarm panel will receive an instant state update after subscription and will start with the correct state. Otherwise, the initial state will be unknown.

The integration will accept the following states from your Alarm Panel (in lower case):

  • disarmed
  • armed_home
  • armed_away
  • armed_night
  • armed_custom_bypass
  • pending
  • triggered
  • arming
  • disarming

The integration can control your Alarm Panel by publishing to the command_topic when a user interacts with the Home Assistant frontend.

Configuration

To enable this platform, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
alarm_control_panel:
  - platform: mqtt
    state_topic: "home/alarm"
    command_topic: "home/alarm/set"

Configuration Variables

availability list (Optional)

A list of MQTT topics subscribed to receive availability (online/offline) updates. Must not be used together with availability_topic.

payload_available string (Optional, default: online)

The payload that represents the available state.

payload_not_available string (Optional, default: offline)

The payload that represents the unavailable state.

topic string Required

An MQTT topic subscribed to receive availability (online/offline) updates.

availability_topic string (Optional)

The MQTT topic subscribed to receive availability (online/offline) updates. Must not be used together with availability.

code string (Optional)

If defined, specifies a code to enable or disable the alarm in the frontend.

code_arm_required boolean (Optional, default: true)

If true the code is required to arm the alarm. If false the code is not validated.

code_disarm_required boolean (Optional, default: true)

If true the code is required to disarm the alarm. If false the code is not validated.

command_template string (Optional, default: action)

The template used for the command payload. Available variables: action and code.

command_topic string Required

The MQTT topic to publish commands to change the alarm state.

device map (Optional)

Information about the device this alarm panel is a part of to tie it into the device registry. Only works through MQTT discovery and when unique_id is set.

connections list (Optional)

A list of connections of the device to the outside world as a list of tuples [connection_type, connection_identifier]. For example the MAC address of a network interface: "connections": [["mac", "02:5b:26:a8:dc:12"]].

identifiers list | string (Optional)

A list of IDs that uniquely identify the device. For example a serial number.

manufacturer string (Optional)

The manufacturer of the device.

model string (Optional)

The model of the device.

name string (Optional)

The name of the device.

sw_version string (Optional)

The firmware version of the device.

via_device string (Optional)

Identifier of a device that routes messages between this device and Home Assistant. Examples of such devices are hubs, or parent devices of a sub-device. This is used to show device topology in Home Assistant.

json_attributes_template template (Optional)

Defines a template to extract the JSON dictionary from messages received on the json_attributes_topic. Usage example can be found in MQTT sensor documentation.

json_attributes_topic string (Optional)

The MQTT topic subscribed to receive a JSON dictionary payload and then set as sensor attributes. Usage example can be found in MQTT sensor documentation.

name string (Optional, default: MQTT Alarm)

The name of the alarm.

payload_arm_away string (Optional, default: ARM_AWAY)

The payload to set armed-away mode on your Alarm Panel.

payload_arm_home string (Optional, default: ARM_HOME)

The payload to set armed-home mode on your Alarm Panel.

payload_arm_night string (Optional, default: ARM_NIGHT)

The payload to set armed-night mode on your Alarm Panel.

payload_arm_custom_bypass string (Optional, default: ARM_CUSTOM_BYPASS)

The payload to set armed-custom-bypass mode on your Alarm Panel.

payload_available string (Optional, default: online)

The payload that represents the available state.

payload_disarm string (Optional, default: DISARM)

The payload to disarm your Alarm Panel.

payload_not_available string (Optional, default: offline)

The payload that represents the unavailable state.

qos integer (Optional, default: 0)

The maximum QoS level of the state topic.

state_topic string Required

The MQTT topic subscribed to receive state updates.

unique_id string (Optional)

An ID that uniquely identifies this alarm panel. If two alarm panels have the same unique ID, Home Assistant will raise an exception.

value_template template (Optional)

Defines a template to extract the value.