I’m considering creating a Lovelace dashboard for my Homey.
Is MQTT Hub a necessity, or a “nice to have”?
What would be the alternative for getting a device on a dashboard?
I’m mostly interested in door/window status (Aqara) and thermostats/lights etc. It’s not critical to be able to change anything from the dashboard, it’s 90% meant as an overview, but of course it would be nice to just set temperature for thermostats, enable “high” setting on ventilation etc.
Yes, MQTT Hub & MQTT Client on Homey, and MQTT Broker on Homey, or HA, or Synology NAS, or even (not preferrable) a cloud service f.i.
I just made a Dutch step-by-step manual by the way, maybe it is of any use with https://translate.google.com/.
I’ve only used MQTT broker and client directly, that’s why I’m asking. But it seems like MQTT Hub/Gateway removes the hassle with having to create a flow for every MQTT signal you might want to send out, and maybe more so the syncing of Homey and HA which could be a lot of flows to get working.
Can’t wait to finally get my Homey Pro 2023 now and get this all set up.