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Pimatic Plugin for Owntracks location tracking app

Status of implementation

This version supports the following

  • PresenceSensor

Plugin Configuration

After setup MQTT broker, you can load the plugin by editing your config.json to include the following in the plugins section.

    "plugin": "owntracks"

Full config

  "plugin": "owntracks",
  "host": "",
  "port": 1883,
  "username": "",
  "password": "",
  "protocolId": "MQTT",
  "protocolVer": 4

The configuration for a broker is an object comprising the following properties.

Property Default Type Description
host "" String Broker hostname or IP
port 1883 integer Broker port
username - String The login name
password - String The Password
protocolId "MQTT" String The protocol ID
protocolVer 4 integer The protocol Version

If you are connecting to a broker that supports only MQTT 3.1 (not 3.1.1 compliant), you should pass these additional options:

{ protocolId: 'MQIsdp', protocolVersion: 3 }

Mosquitto version 1.3 and 1.4 works fine without those.

Device Configuration

Devices must be added manually to the device section of your pimatic config.

Owntracks Presence Sensor

'OwntracksDevice' is a device based on the PresenceSensor device class.

  "name": "My Phone",
  "id": "my-iphone",
  "class": "OwntracksDevice",
  "topic": "owntracks/<broker user name>/<owntracks device name>",
  "lat": 21.19469267,
  "long": 67.65596431,
  "radius": 100

It has the following configuration properties:

Property Default Type Description
topic - String Topic for device state
lat 0 Number latitude value
long 0 Number longitude value
radius 100 Integer The radius in meters

The presence sensor exhibits the following attributes:

Property Unit Type Acronym Description
presence - Boolean - Presence State, true is present, false is absent

The following predicates are supported:

  • {device} is present|absent

Rules example

  • if {device} is present then switch the {switch device} on

Configure OwnTracks

owntracks documentation


wutu for his module pimatic-mqtt from which it comes also part of the mqtt code.

Oitzu for for his module pimatic-location from which it comes also part of the presence code.


npm i pimatic-owntracks

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