The most undervalued and effective way to control video cameras from prying into our private lives is to put a small piece of electrical tape over the lens when not being used. You’ll find the Echo camera at the center top of the Echo Show and Echo Spot devices.  There are several versions of webcam cover slides that you can stick to a variety of small cameras to slide when in use and slide closed when you want to shut out the outside world.

Webcam Cover

$9 from Amazon (3 Pack)

$9 from Amazon (3 Pack)