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When mum Edana Day logged into her baby monitor, she saw the bedroom of a complete stranger.

When a West Australian mother logged on to her baby monitor app to check on her eight-month-old daughter, she discovered a major security breach.

Rather than seeing her sleeping child, Edana Day saw video footage of a complete stranger’s bedroom.

“I logged in through what the instructions told me to and it wasn’t my daughter’s bedroom,” Edana told 9News.

“I don’t know if someone can see my daughter’s room now, so I don’t feel safe using this product,” she continued.

Edana has since decided to stop using the device, and she fears using a smart camera system again to monitor her eight-month-old.

“I don’t know if anyone around the world can log in and see my daughter’s bedroom. A predator could buy this camera, put that password in and have the opportunity to see any child sleeping in their bed,” she said.

“That’s my daughter’s bedroom, I feel sick.”

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This is the image Edana saw when she logged into her baby monitor. Image: 9News Perth.
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The mother from Mandurah in Western Australia had recently purchased the new Uniden smart baby monitor to allow her FIFO partner to stay connected to their daughter while he is away for work.

The $250 device allows users to view their child's nursery at anytime from anywhere in the world using an app and a generic password of QR code.

Although the breach on Edana's device was frightening, technology expert Ben Aylett believes the error may have simply been caused by misconfiguration or an error in coding.

"This does happen from time to time," he told 9News.

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