If you’re seeing ELK-BLEDOM among the list of Bluetooth devices in your vicinity and are wondering whether it’s a virus or a hidden camera (as certain online forums will have you believe), you don’t need to worry, as it’s neither of those two things. Moreover, it’s not something you need to worry about.
ELK-BLEDOM is actually the Bluetooth name for LED strip lights.
So, if you’re seeing them on the list of visible devices on your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone, tablet and Mac or Windows PC, rest assured it’s not something that can potentially harm you and probably a neighbour has bought one.
The LED strip lights with ELK-BLEDOM as their Bluetooth name are sold by a China-based company called Shenzen Elk Technology.
Since the lights come without remote control and are controlled via Bluetooth, the company also develops the Android and iOS apps (called Duoco strip) that help control the lights — neither come with raving reviews.
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Do ELK-BLEDOM lights have a hidden camera?
To put the rumours to bed, it isn’t. At least that’s what its spec sheet says, and we haven’t found anything during our research to suggest otherwise.
Here are the specs of the ELK-BLEDOM Bluetooth LED strip lights that we found.
|Colour||R,G,B and RGB combination (R+G+B,R+G,R+B,G+B)|
|Package Includes||Two 5M/16.4ft led strip lights, 1 DC 12v power adapter, 1 Y splitter, one controller, one receiver box|
|LED quantity||300 LEDs per roll|
|View angle||120 Degree|
|Working Voltage||DC 12V|
|Working Temperature||-20℃ to 50℃|
|Lifespan||30,000 hours or three years on average.|
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Can you screw around with your neighbour’s ELK-BLEDOM lights?
Not encouraging you to, but you certainly can. The security on these lights is a joke, and anyone can connect to them and play with them, given you’ve got their app on your phone.
However, if I were you, I’d be cautious around the app given its lack of security framework and the dev’s apathy about the app’s privacy details, which haven’t been submitted yet.
If you’re looking to buy the lights after reading this or still have some doubts, you can find its user manual here.
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