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.

To use this device tracker in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: mqtt
      paulus_oneplus: /location/paulus
      annetherese_n4: /location/annetherese

Configuration variables:

  • devices (Required): List of devices with their topic.
  • qos (Optional): The QoS level of the topic.

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

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