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QuestionBluetooth 4.0 connection protocol rules question - Any bluetooth expert out there? Pin
Joan M13-Jul-19 23:27
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Hi all,

INTRODUCTION
I got a couple of KEF EGG loudspeakers that sound wonderful.

Those loudspeakers come with multiple connection options, USB, 3.5mm jack, optical fiber and bluetooth.

I never use the last one as I have them connected to my dock station using the USB port, taking maximum profit of the incorporated DAC they have.

ISSUE
Even the manual specifies that you must press and hold the button for 2 seconds to start a bluetooth connection (KEF EGG Quick Start Manual (Page 5 of 14)[^]) and that a little bit further the manual reads that while the pairing the loudspeakers lights blink slowly (KEF EGG Quick Start Manual (Page 8 of 14)[^]).

But it seems that while the loudspeakers are in stand by mode the pairing is free and automatic... no need to press any button or doing any action in the loudspeaker side.

For this reason my wife got a big scare as the loudspeakers started playing music at maximum volume suddenly while I was at a business travel as one neighbor decided to pair his phone with our loudspeakers.

The KEF technical support guy has told me this is "by design" and that I should unplug the loudspeakers to avoid this...
Given I have spent 400€ with the loudspeakers and that they sit on a sit/stand desk, in the back of two 24" monitors and the plug is under a lid, you can imagine how happy I am now...

Of course I'm worried that: I could get my loudspeakers broken given a happy neighbor can decide to get them playing at maximum volume at will, I can have legal problems because the loudspeakers could start playing at maximum volume during nights if I'm not home, we can get scares at any moment.


QUESTION
Is there any rule on the bluetooth 4.0 protocols/specifications that force the pairing process to have some human participation (pressing a button, entering a password...) to be able to establish a connection?

Thank you very much for your answers.
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