The increasing consumer market for ultramodern smart appliances has proven to be economical and offer utmost ease. Marcus Hiles, Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Properties, shares his expertise on the latest happenings in the network of the “Internet of Things,” and their role in creating a better quality of life. Hiles has been making fashionable rental communities all over Texas for more than thirty years. High in classiness and replete with resort-like services, the homes, townhomes and apartments he has developed are known for their revolutionary energy-efficient facilities. With holistic knowledge about developments in smart house technologies, the eminent real estate developer has solid experience in the upcoming phase of completely programmable appliances that give occupants greater customization and control—and all by cell phone for the first time.