A device and method to identify visitors and notify the resident of the identified information of the visitor before the resident opens the door for the visitor. The device reads/scans Visitor's Badge or Access Card which they use to activate the Smart Doorbell Switch by touching or swiping their badge or card on the Smart Doorbell Switch. Identifying information associated with the scanned Badge or Card is retrieved and announced for the Resident. Identification of the Badge or Card is also checked with an Alert Database to check if there is an alert tied to the Badge of Card. If so, the appropriate authorities will be contacted and the resident will be alerted.