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 until Home Assistant is fully restarted and the device should appear in
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.