mqtt camera platform allows you to integrate the content of an image file sent through MQTT into Home Assistant as a camera. Every time a message under the
topic in the configuration is received, the image displayed in Home Assistant will also be updated.
This can be used with an application or a service capable of sending images through MQTT.
To enable this camera in your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry camera: - platform: mqtt topic: zanzito/shared_locations/my-device
A list of MQTT topics subscribed to receive availability (online/offline) updates. Must not be used together with
The payload that represents the available state.
The payload that represents the unavailable state.
availability is configured, this controls the conditions needed to set the entity to
available. Valid entries are
latest. If set to
payload_available must be received on all configured availability topics before the entity is marked as online. If set to
payload_available must be received on at least one configured availability topic before the entity is marked as online. If set to
latest, the last
payload_not_available received on any configured availability topic controls the availability.
The MQTT topic subscribed to receive availability (online/offline) updates. Must not be used together with
Information about the device this camera is a part of to tie it into the device registry. Only works through MQTT discovery and when
unique_id is set. At least one of identifiers or connections must be present to identify the device.
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"].
A list of IDs that uniquely identify the device. For example a serial number.
Flag which defines if the entity should be enabled when first added.
Defines a template to extract the JSON dictionary from messages received on the
The MQTT topic subscribed to receive a JSON dictionary payload and then set as sensor attributes. Implies
force_update of the current sensor state when a message is received on this topic.