SwitchBot Bluetooth

The SwitchBot integration allows you to control SwitchBot devices.


In order to use this integration, it is required to have working Bluetooth set up on the device running Home Assistant. A SwitchBot Hub is not required for this integration.

If you have multiple devices of the same type, you need to get the BTLE MAC address of your device to tell your devices apart. You can find the address for your device using the following steps:

  1. Open the SwitchBot app.
  2. Open device settings.
  3. Click on “Device Info”.
  4. Write down the BTLE MAC address of your device.

Please note, device names configured in the SwitchBot app are not transferred into Home Assistant.

Some SwitchBot devices need to be configured within the app before being controlled by Home Assistant, such as calibrating the cover open/close limits or pairing two covers to move together.


To add the SwitchBot Bluetooth integration to your Home Assistant instance, use this My button:

Supported devices

SwitchBot Entity

There are three attributes available on the SwitchBot entity to give you more information about your device.

  • last_run_success: If true if the last action sent to the SwitchBot succeeded. This attribute is useful for error trapping when Bluetooth connectivity is intermittent. If false, see home-assistant.log for specific error messages.
  • Switch mode: Specifies the mode of the SwitchBot. If true the the SwitchBot is in Pull/Retract mode for toggle switches otherwise the bot is in momentary switch mode.

SwitchBot Options

  • Retry count: How many times to retry sending commands to your SwitchBot devices.

SwitchBot Lock / SwitchBot Lock Pro

The integration currently only uses the primary lock state; in dual lock mode, not all things might work properly.

A SwitchBot lock can be set up in Home Assistant in two different ways. You can enter the key id and encryption key yourself, or Home Assistant can import them from your SwitchBot account.

SwitchBot account (recommended)

Using this option you can provide your SwitchBot account login credentials and Home Assistant will import the appropriate encryption key from your account.


SwitchBot account username


SwitchBot account password


This integration doesn’t support SSO accounts (Login with Google, etc.) only username and password accounts.

Enter the lock encryption key manually

This option is for those that would rather obtain the encryption key themselves, and/or want to know exactly where and how are their account credentials used.

Key ID

Locks’ encryption key ID

Encryption key

Locks’ encryption key

For instructions on how to obtain the locks encryption key, see README in PySwitchbot project.

SwitchBot Blind Tilt

The blind tilt is exposed as a cover entity with control of the tilt position only:

Tilt Position Blind State
100% Closed Up
50% Fully Open
0% Closed Down

The close button will close the blinds to the closest closed position (either 0% or 100%), and defaults to closing down if the blinds are fully open. Because Home Assistant believes 100% is open, the default cards will disable the open button when the tilt is at 100%, but the service call will still work and open the blind to 50%.

Simple cover template entity

Some integrations may expose your SwitchBot Blind Tilt to other services which expect that 100% is open and 0% is fully closed. Using a Cover Template, a proxy entity can be created which will be open at 100% and closed at 0%. This template entity is limited to closing in one direction.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: template
        device_class: blind
        friendly_name: Example Blinds (Simple Down)
          service: cover.set_cover_tilt_position
            tilt_position: 50
            entity_id: cover.example_blinds
          service: cover.set_cover_tilt_position
            tilt_position: 0
            entity_id: cover.example_blinds
        position_template: >
          {{ int(states.cover.example_blinds.attributes.current_tilt_position)*2 }}
          service: cover.set_cover_tilt_position
            tilt_position: "{{position/2}}"
            entity_id: cover.example_blinds

Error codes and troubleshooting

The SwitchBot integration will automatically discover devices once the Bluetooth integration is enabled and functional.

Config flow could not be loaded

Possible custom integration conflict, using a different version of PySwitchbot; Try uninstalling the custom integration.

No unconfigured devices found

Make sure your devices are powered on and are in range.

Slow connection times

Move the device closer, or replace the Bluetooth adapter with a faster one. See Improving connection times for more information.