Today, privacy concernsarebeing raised more often than ever before. Big tech companies are constantly being accused of secretly gathering users' personal information and even selling it to third-party entities.
In times when nearly every household has at least one gadget with a camera and microphone, besides smartphones, people start thinking twice about the trust they give to the manufacturer and service provider before buying another device. A huge number of cases involve cameras that were hacked and controlled remotely. People began installing external camera covers and taping a microphone hole.
To solve this problem, a mechanical toggle switch can be installed on a camera/mic by the manufacturer, ensuring protection against hackers as well as serving as a visual indicator of the on/off state. However, the downside is the bad design and ergonomics of such solutions.