This tracker discovers new devices on boot and tracks Bluetooth devices periodically based on
interval_seconds value. It is not required to pair the devices with each other! Devices discovered are stored with ‘bt_’ as the prefix for device MAC addresses in
This platform requires
pybluez to be installed. On Debian based installs, run
sudo apt install bluetooth libbluetooth-dev
To use the Bluetooth tracker in your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry device_tracker: - platform: bluetooth_tracker
Performs a request for the “Received signal strength indication” (RSSI) of each tracked device.
In some cases it can be that your device is not discovered. In that case let your phone scan for Bluetooth devices while you restart Home Assistant. Just hit
Scan on your phone all the time (or keep the Bluetooth device view open on an iOS device) until Home Assistant is fully restarted and the device should appear in
The integration will try to create an entity using the device name that is detected. If such an entity already exists (for example because you are already using the Companion App for this device) no entity will be created and the log file will show an error that the
The see service is not supported for this entity device_tracker.device (as it is not a
device_tracker entity). You can rename the other conflicting entity, next time the device is detected a new entity with the same name will be created.
For additional configuration variables check the Device tracker page.
bluetooth_tracker.update service can be used to manually trigger a Bluetooth scan. An example of when this service can be useful is to trigger scans based on other events like doors being opened, beacons are in range or buttons are pressed.