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    I have an elderly family member who is probably in the early stages of dementia and is leaving the apartment at random times. It has been hard for his family caregiver to keep track of when he leaves and was hoping to set up a silent alarm system.

    So far, I managed to set up a NodeMCU and connect it to a reed switch:

     

    I am able to connect to my wifi network, and the switch is being recorded (in the serial monitor). I’m getting stuck at the sending the alert somewhere. I tried creating an IFTTT applet connecting a webhook to either an email or slack message with no luck. I was using this walkthrough for guidance which uses the IFTTTwebhook library.

    Any other ideas on how to send an alert message to the caretaker’s phone from the NodeMCU? A novice friendly solution would be nice also.

    Thanks in advance!

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