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.

Configuration

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

(list)(Required)

List of devices with their topic.

qos

(integer)(Optional)

The QoS level of the topic.

payload_home

(string)(Optional)

The payload value that represents the ‘home’ state for the device.

Default value:

home

payload_not_home

(string)(Optional)

The payload value that represents the ‘not_home’ state for the device.

Default value:

not_home

source_type

(string)(Optional)

Attribute of a device tracker that affects state when being used to track a person. Valid options are gps, router, bluetooth, or bluetooth_le.

Complete example configuration

# Complete configuration.yaml entry
device_tracker:
  devices:
    paulus_oneplus: 'location/paulus'
    annetherese_n4: 'location/annetherese'
  qos: 1
  payload_home: 'present'
  payload_not_home: 'not present'
  source_type: bluetooth

Usage

Example JSON you can publish to the topic (e.g., via mqtt.publish service):

{
  "topic": "location/paulus",
  "payload": "home"
}