WA mother is warning parents to check their baby monitors after a major security breach in her device.

Mandurah mum, Edana Day, 27, purchased a new wireless Uniden monitor yesterday so her FIFO partner could stay connected to their eight-month-old daughter.

The product allows parents to view their child on a smartphone from anywhere in the world with a QR code and generic password.

The mum was shocked when she checked on her daughter through the app to find a stranger’s bedroom on the screen.

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

“It was somebody else’s bedroom.”

The mum is now too scared to use any camera system

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

“I don’t know if anyone around the world can log in and see my daughter’s bedroom.

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

Technology expert Ben Aylett said there could be serious consequences if the system ended up in the wrong hands.

“This is horrifying. It’s very scary when this sort of thing happens,” Mr Aylett said.

“This is just simply through misconfiguration.

“Other reasons why this might happen is the code might have some sort of error in it.

“This does happen from time to time.”

Uniden refused to discuss with 9News whether they’ve had any similar cases and wouldn’t comment on this incident without reviewing the product first.

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  • I wonder if it still happens if you are in a room at the back of the house or only the front.
    Pity we don’t have somebody we can trust to try this out without you actually being in the room but able to see the monitor from the doorway of the room.

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  • Wow, that is scary stuff. Technology these days, there is too much of it and just not necessary.

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  • Wow that’s horrible. I’d be tossing it away.

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  • This would freak me out. Mine can’t be accessed online it’s not able to do it and I’m very happy about that after all the recent stories.

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  • It has been proven that people can Hack into baby monitors anytime they want they are Not safe at all if l was this mother l would put the monitor back in the box and go get a refund . if you can’t get a refund throw it in the bin you Don’t won’t pedophiles Watching your baby

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  • This is so alarming and concerning!

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  • I would never have a monitor with internet connection. I don’t trust them at all.


    • It seems like a wise precaution for concerned parents.

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  • I have a uniden system, which I could hook up to the internet with an extra accessory but chose not to for security reasons. If you have the technical understanding, you could hook a camera to your home network and then through a private home VPN allow it to be accessed via the internet that way. A lot more secure than a pre configured system but obviously a lot harder to do if you don’t know how

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  • thats so scary !

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  • This is horrifying indeed, so scary to think about what could happen when it comes in the wrong hands.

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  • My husband wantedto give my in-laws access… no way!

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  • Very concerning!!!

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  • We have a baby monitor but not one that requires internet. I am way too wary to use one of those and don’t like the idea of thinks like this happening

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  • That’s why I personally would never use a device like that.

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  • that would be worrisome, I’ve never used a product like this but did use a sids monitor to monitor breathing and sometimes it would be the same channel or frequency that some truckies would use so I would get truckie talk though the speaker lol!

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