unknown bluetooth device

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when I am inside my home and I turn on my cell phones bluetooth.... it starts doing what its supposed to do  scan... but the problem is  a device shows up and I have NO bluetooth devices in my home... I looked up the mac address that my phone provides under "available devices" and I found out the vendor is Logitech..  I feel there is a hidden bluetooth camera inside my home!  help
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It could be a number of other things like your smart TV, a laptop computer,  Wireless sound system or a device like the Echo dot or Alexa.  It may also not even be in your house or apartment depending on how close your neighbor is.

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  • ToddN2000
    What name/id of the device is coming up? it might help narrow down what it is. It could also be a streaming device for movies, your cable box, home thermostat.. It's hard today to tell what has Bluetooth capability.  Even some of today's new appliances have built in Bluetooth so can can operate them from your phone.  My wife even has a few holiday decorations that are Bluetooth enabled..
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  • Subhendu Sen

    Is your home is stand alone building or within an apartment/ big premises, where other flats/ homes are there? If the name shown as Logitech, then you can ask your other residents ()if possible) either any one of them using any devices with same name.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Also you can change all passwords (including mail etc,) with complex ones & check if that is helpful.
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  • cheriede
    Yikes my apologies I totally should've said that I am somewhat tech savvy  (probably irrellevant, my husb builds computer) he's the hard, I'm the  soft lol) also.we've lived in same home 8 years same distance on either side is 20 -30 yards away from neighb and we've never picked up an unknown Bluetooth device.   Anyway.. We've of course, made sure any item that you mentioned was either unplugged or turned off..   I do not have a degree and totally have much to learn...  In saying all that... Wtheck else could it be...  Help!!!
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  • cheriede
    It's only a Mac address.  I know the vendor is Logitech. I fear a camera in my home. But most cameras are WiFi. And as I know Logitech makes many things. We have none of them ..no Logitech keyboards mouaes etc..  It's starting to frustrate me. I'm misspelling words..   Lol
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  • cheriede
    Stand alone
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  • cheriede
    Ok I get what your saying but none of that is the case and it doesn't SAY Logitech.  It's only a Mac address and I looked it up and according to the first 6 dig. Of this Mac address the vendor  it is Logitech   I've already asked the neighbor that's closest ..but not that close.. And I didn't ask the other cause she too far away..   Phew. Guys tall are so kind to help and are doing great.   But with All these things eliminated...  Uuuhg WTheck could it be.. Or better yet...WHERE the heck could it be
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  • cheriede
    And I changed our WiFi routers passwords yesterday.   
    Guys. It still came up!!!!!!
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  • ToddN2000
    Pardon the dumb questions here 
    1. Does it ever connect? 
    2. If you have no Bluetooth devices, why turn it on? 
    Found an interesting article about this exact problem. It has some tips  you may want to try iPhone and unknown Bluetooth
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  • TheRealRaven
    At least one thing to do is walk around your home stopping at each side. When you stop, enable your phone's Bluetooth to see if the device is detected. Since Bluetooth range can be so short and walls can often block the signal, any detection outside the house will help indicate position inside. (Fair chance it won't work, but...?)

    Similarly, positioning inside the house but near outer walls and in different parts of different rooms will also help indicate location.

    In addition to location, ranging can help narrow down a detail such as how old the device is. (If detected at the edge of your yard, it's likely newer and fancier than something that's not detected outside at all.)

    Your husband builds computers? And he has no unidentified Bluetooth devices? I've only built 4 or 5 over some 40 years, but I'd take quite a while locating/IDing all Bluetooth devices just in my front room. I can identify at least nine devices looking around from my couch, and I'm pretty sure there are others I've temporarily forgotten. Note that a Logitech circuit board might be used in a device manufactured by someone else.

    Is your phone the only place it appears? What is the model?
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  • ToddN2000
    You can also try an app in the Google store to find Bluetooth devices. It helps find devices that are powered on like speakers, tablets, phones.
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