Making Technology Simple Since 1976

Who We Are

ACS is among the largest residential and commercial AV, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Shading Control, IT and Home Integration companies in the nation. As an industry founding pioneer with offices in New York City, Florida and California, ACS has designed and installed thousands of custom systems for some of the most discerning clients across the world.

ACS was founded over forty years ago by Robert Kaufman (CEO) as both a control system manufacturer and custom system provider. This unique history has given ACS a more complete understanding of how to effectively implement a wide range of systems. Along with Jonathan Flamm (President), Joseph J. Calabrese (Exec VP and CFO), Tom Clancy (Senior Vice President of Residential Systems), Michael Grady and Engjell Berisha (Co-Chief Technology Officers), and Anthony Hayden, Director of Lighting and Shades, supported by fully developed Engineering, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Programming, Lighting Control, Motorized Shades, Service and IT departments, ACS has attained national recognition and a track record of industry excellence.

Our Mission

At ACS, we are "Smarter By Design" by making technology easy to use while employing a more intelligent and elegant approach for design, installation and service.

You spend half of your life in your house and we strive to truly make it your home by ensuring the time you spend here is more enjoyable and easier to manage. We believe that your home should be an oasis from the outside world that you and your family can enjoy together. We intelligently design and expertly install systems to enhance that experience, while our dedicated AfterCare team works tirelessly to ensure your home will always meet and exceed your expectations.

Vision Statement

To build on our 44 years of experience and continue to be industry leaders with new and emerging technologies for tomorrow's technologically astute clients while maintaining our exacting standards for excellence and customer service.

Who We Are

ACS is among the largest residential and commercial AV, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Shading Control, IT and Home Integration companies in the nation. As an industry founding pioneer with offices in New York City, Florida and California, ACS has designed and installed thousands of custom systems for some of the most discerning clients across the world.

ACS was founded over forty years ago by Robert Kaufman (CEO) as both a control system manufacturer and custom system provider. This unique history has given ACS a more complete understanding of how to effectively implement a wide range of systems. Along with Jonathan Flamm (President), Joseph J. Calabrese (Exec VP and CFO), Tom Clancy (Senior Vice President of Residential Systems), Michael Grady and Engjell Berisha (Co-Chief Technology Officers), and Anthony Hayden, Director of Lighting and Shades, supported by fully developed Engineering, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Programming, Lighting Control, Motorized Shades, Service and IT departments, ACS has attained national recognition and a track record of industry excellence.

Our Mission

The goal behind all our projects is to create tailored technology solutions that facilitate and elevate your day-to-day lifestyle. We strive to earn your trust and make you a client for life by delivering unprecedented performance, reliability and ease-of-use you can enjoy across multiple properties. Our professional staff is there to serve as your personal technology advisor that educates and guides you to solve all of your current and future technology needs. We take world-class care of every customer and thrive due to your referrals and strong recommendations. We strive to exceed our clients expectations on every commercial or  smart home technology project regardless of project size or budget.
Robert Kaufman
CEO

In 1974 fresh from college with a degree in marketing Robert Kaufman converted his longtime passion and hobby of electronics into a company that would be instrumental in forming the custom installation industry. Working from the garage of his parents’ home with then partner Brian Hagerty the pair created the first ever digital multi-room audio control system, becoming the pioneering company, Audio Command Systems.  

During Robert’s four and half decades at the helm of ACS, the company has continually led the custom installation industry, innovating and changing to meet the evolving needs of clients to weave the very best technology into their lives. Through thoughtful collaboration and educational efforts with architects, designers, and homeowners, the phrase Smarter by Design is in the DNA of every system ACS delivers. ACS sets the standards that makes the company one of the largest and most respected in the industry.

From our Long Island headquarters along with strategically located offices in Los Angeles, Boca Raton, and New York City, ACS is one of the few integrators with a truly national footprint. Robert’s philosophy is to surround himself with the brightest and most knowledgeable individuals in the home integration industry. Robert and partner Jonathan Flamm focus on leading with a single vision to provide the very best system designs and service to its clients. ACS continues to provide the most proven technology to our discerning clients who know ACS will be here for them today and in the future.


Jonathan Flamm
President
Jonathan Flamm, President Audio Command Systems, Inc. has been with the company for over forty years. Jonathan has a Master’s degree in degree in Industrial Design and attended Rhode Island School of Design and Stanford University. Early in his career with the company, Jonathan founded ACS’ California office. As well, for many years, as our industry developed, Jonathan designed product lines that the company produced for ACS clients as well as other AV integration companies.

Jonathan moved to New York in 1982. Along with Robert Kaufman, Jonathan has managed the company’s continued success and growth for four decades. Aside from continuing to grow and evolve , Jonathan constantly encourages ACS staff to always achieve “smarter by design” systems and maintain strong and honest relationships with the company’s residential and commercial clients.

Tom Clancy
Executive Vice President

Tom is a 17-year veteran in the custom home integration industry, who brings a wealth of passion, experience and knowledge to every project. Having started out as an installation technician, Tom quickly rose through the ranks to become a Project Supervisor, Senior Project Manager, Senior Vice President of Residential Systems, and ultimately landing in his current role as Executive Vice President. 
Aside from his executive management role within the company, Tom also works with homeowners, architects, designers and builders to integrate home lifestyle technology into their luxury residences. Tom firmly believes that modern technology needs to be simple to use, while keeping a keen eye on the design aesthetic and constantly adapting to remain on the forefront of today’s ever-changing technological advances. 

As the Executive Vice President for ACS, Tom provides day-to-day leadership, monitoring company performance through management information system reports, and evaluating the effectiveness of company operations and cross department boundaries to assure that ACS' goals are met, both in the near term and long terms. Tom over sees the ACS Management Team and works closely with them to develop strategies and policies to help ACS reach its goals by monitoring operational compliance with policies to ensure the success and future growth of ACS. 

Tom is also a CEDIA Certified Outreach Instructor, (COI), which allows him to share his passion and knowledge with architects, designers, and builders on a wide variety of technology related topics. When not working to ensure ACS’ continued success, Tom is a dedicated husband and father to his two sons, who loves coaching his son’s baseball and football teams, serving as treasurer on the Executive Board of Directors for the Lynbrook Titans Youth Football program.

Awards

  • Crestron Integration at Home Award Winner
  • CEDIA Best Home Theater Winner
  • Electronic House Best Grand Space Winner
  • CE Pro Top 3 Company in the Nation Seven Years Running
  • Lutron Excellence Award
  • Lutron Hall of Fame Dealer

Credentials

  • Crestron Certified Gold Master Programmers
  • Savant Certified Programmers
  • Lutron Certified Programmers
  • Lutron Black Diamond Dealer
  • Cisco Certified Technicians
  • Ruckus WISE Certified Technicians
  • Polycom Certified Technicians
  • Panasonic Phone System Certified
  • ISF Imaging Science Foundation Certified
  • CAD Certified Architects
  • CEDIA Certified Designers
  • CTS Certified Technology Specialists
  • Lighting Electrical Engineer Specialists

Industry Memberships

  • CEDIA Member
  • InfoComm Member

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