Traccar uses GPS for tracking and has support for over 1500 different types of devices. One option is to track the Traccar Client app on a smartphone via
webhook. The other option is to connect to an existing Traccar Server installation which is also available as Home Assistant add-on.
To configure Traccar Client, you must set it up via the integrations panel in the configuration screen. This will give you the webhook URL to use during mobile device configuration. This URL has to be set in the Traccar app.
To integrate Traccar Server in Home Assistant, add the following section to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry device_tracker: - platform: traccar host: IP_ADDRESS username: USERNAME password: PASSWORD
The DNS name or IP Address of the server running Traccar.
The username for the Traccar server.
The password for your given account on the Traccar server.
The port of your Traccar server.
Use HTTPS to connect to Traccar server. NOTE A host cannot be an IP address when this option is enabled.
Verify the certification of the system.
Filter positions with higher accuracy than specified.
Skip filter position by “max_accuracy filter” if any of specified attributes are pressent on the traccar message.
Additional traccar computed attributes or device-related attributes to include in the scan.
Traccar events to include in the scan and fire within Home Assistant. NOTE For more info regarding Traccar events please refer to Traccar’s documentation: https://www.traccar.org/documentation/events/.
allEvents catchall for all event types.
monitored_conditions allows you to track non standard attributes from the traccar platform and use them in your Home Assistant. For example if you need to monitor the state of the non standard attribute
alarm and a custom computed attribute
mycomputedattribute just fill the configuration with:
device_tracker: - platform: traccar ... monitored_conditions: ['alarm', 'mycomputedattribute']
event allows you to import events from the traccar platform (https://www.traccar.org/documentation/events/) and fire them in your Home Assistant. It accepts a list of events to be monitored and imported and each event must be listed in lowercase snakecase. The events will be fired with the same event name defined in the abovementioned list preceded by the prefix
traccar_. For example if you need to import the Traccar events
deviceFuelDrop in Home Assistant, you need to fill the
event parameter with:
device_tracker: - platform: traccar ... event: ['device_overspeed', 'device_fuel_drop']
and as soon as Home Assistant receives those events from the platform, they will be fired as
all_events if you want to import all events.