Disturbing footage shows home intruder entering room as mum and baby sleep soundly

Chilling footage from Utah has captured the moment an intruder entered a room as a mum and baby slept.

The video clearly shows a baby asleep in its cot as somebody enters the room and peers around. At one point the he appears to be touching some items left on the floor.

According to the Layton City Police Department the footage was taken at 3:40am on Monday morning (local time) on the baby camera.

The police say the man then exposed himself as he stood next to the mother's bed.

Speaking to US TV WGN9 news the woman said she was terrified after viewing the footage.

"What if he was taking pictures of me? I feel like that's taken from me. My privacy of my body should be mine alone," she said.

Her home shows no signs of forced entry and the mother and her husband believe the man may have entered by using their garage door code.

This is troubling as it means the man may know them personally or have been watching them from afar.

They're also concerned it has been on-going as the camera was only installed last month.

Local police are now asking the public for help finding the intruder, who has been described as thin, wearing dark jeans, slip on shoes, and a wedding band.