I’ve been wanting to tie my Recteq grill into Home Assistant so I could remotely monitor, start, stop, and adjust the temp from within the Home Assistant app. After the recent announcement that remote starting Recteq grills would be going away starting today (2/28/24), I decided to dig in and see if the grill could be locally controlled, thus bypassing the loss of remote start from within the Recteq app.

Once I started digging around, I came across this project on Github which has been archived for awhile, so I didn’t want to use it in my instance and I don’t even know if it would work. But it pointed me in the right direction, that the grill is using a Tuya Controller and I could likely use the LocalTuya integration with Home Assistant.

In these directions, I assume that you already have HACS and the LocalTuya integration installed via HACS. These directions pick up from that point.

Tuya IoT Account

To start, you will need a Tuya IoT account.

  1. Head to https://iot.tuya.com/ and click “Sign Up”, and fill in your account details

  2. Once logged in, we need to create a Cloud Integration. Head to Cloud > Development

    Tuya IoT - Cloud > Development

  3. Once there, click “Create Cloud Project” and fill out the details

  4. Leave the default authorized API services

  5. Make note of the Access ID / Client ID, the Access Secret / Client Secret.

  6. Head to the “Devices” tab, select “Link Tuya App Account”, and click “Add App Account”.

  7. Scan the QR Code that appears.

  8. On your phone, download/open the Tuya SmartLife App. Create an account if you don’t have one.

  9. Click the Plus icon in the upper right of the app, and select “Scan”

  10. Click “Confirm Login” on your phone

  11. On the Tuya IoT site, choose “Automatic Link”

  12. Record the UID for the account

Home Assistant

  1. In Home Assistant, head to Settings > Devices & Integrations, and click the Add Integration button.

  2. Search for the LocalTuya integration, and add it

    LocalTuya Integration Search

  3. Enter the details from the previous Tuya IoT steps