FRITZ!Box


The fritz platform offers presence detection by looking at connected devices to a AVM Fritz!Box based router.

It might be necessary to install additional packages: $ sudo apt-get install libxslt-dev libxml2-dev python3-lxml

To use an Fritz!Box router in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
device_tracker:
  - platform: fritz

Configuration variables:

  • host (Optional): The IP address of your router, eg. 192.168.1.1. It is optional since every fritzbox is also reachable by using the IP address 169.254.1.1.
  • username (Optional: The username of an user with administrative privileges, usually admin.
  • password (Optional): The password for your given admin account.

It seems that it is not necessary to use it in current generation Fritz!Box routers because the necessary data can be retrieved anonymously.

See the device tracker component page for instructions how to configure the people to be tracked.