MQTT

EricWenger
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MQTT

So… my sensors are great. But I can’t seem to make them talk to my home automation hub I use for the rest of my house. MQTT looks to be the way to do that? So I need to set up a server to act as an MQTT broker? Tips? Tricks?

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PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Which home automation system are you using?  Which sensors have you got?

 

Many of them have a built-in MQTT server, so there might not be much to setup.

PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

And yes, MQTT would be the first approach I would choose.

Larry_Woods
Meraki Employee
Meraki Employee

Would check this out.  https://wirelesslywired.com/2022/06/06/meraki-mt-mqtt-node-red-amp-home-assistant-auto-discovery/

 

A lot of us here are Cisco Meraki have been playing with Home Assistant with NodeRed and man its been pretty fun building things out.  That blog was written by @WirelesslyWired and its a fantastic guide on getting started if you really want to get dirty with Home Automation things.  

Thanks Larry, I know that Home Assistant has the MQTT and Node Red path. I actually moved off of HA to hubitat about a year ago for other reasons. And I would prefer not to have to move platforms again to do this! Any tips on Hubitat would be welcome! Thanks!

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