Publish MQTT Data

I am new to MQTT, but not HA. I have two things I need to publish to MQTT so it is available to Scrypted that I have no idea how to do.

First, I have a motion sensor in HA that I want to use to create a motion sensor in Scrypted, using MQTT. Tips or links on how to create the device, and how to update the data when events happen.

The second is a binary button that I want to use to create a doorbell in scripted.

Any help or an example would be great. I don’t even know where to start. Searching has not come up with a good example for me yet.

You can do it with an automation.


  - platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.motion
      - unknown
      - unavailable
  - service: mqtt.publish
      topic: your/topic/here
      payload_template: "{{ trigger.to_state.state }}" # will publish 'on' or 'off' when the binary motion sensor changes
      qos: 0 # or 1 or 2, see:
      retain: true # or false, see


Thanks for your reply. Will that create the device in Scrypted? When I have tried something similar, I could never get a device in Scrypted to work correctly.

I played with the settings some more, and it looks like that does it. Thanks again for the help.

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