# ask-community

Abhinav Doomra

06/23/2022, 4:47 PM
Hi! A quick question - Is there a way to send out notifications in case our sensors start failing. Our sensors are dependent on an external API and we have run into issues wherein the external API returning errors causing our sensors to fail silently as well. We are using slack notifications on job execution failures which has been working wonderfully. A similar solution for sensor failures would be ideal
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06/23/2022, 8:06 PM
Hi Abhinav - Dagster doesn't have a special way of doing this, but you could wrap the external API call in a try/catch and send a slack message if you end up in the catch block

Abhinav Doomra

06/23/2022, 8:13 PM
I think that’s the solution we are going forward with, just wanted to check if there was an existing way of doing it. Thanks for the reply!
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