Next generation technology allowing owners to answer the front door while overseas and turn on lights and open blinds with a one-word command is coming to 18 luxury townhouses about to be built in Newport.

The three-bedroom plus study townhouses are aimed at 50 plus buyers who want high-end low-maintenance living in the top half of the northern beaches.

But the technology being included is state of the art and a new benchmark for the peninsula.

Number plate recognition from the gates allows residents to drive straight into the complex and their own private double garage, fingerprint access means if you leave the house keys behind you can still enter the townhouse and a simple voice command turns on the air-conditioning and lights.

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