Best practices for off-Pi inputs/measurements

I’m developing a system now that only accepts Remote inputs via API. What input should I choose in my code of to correspond to this? Do people choose the same sensor that is at the other side of the API transaction? Is there a generic “remote inputs” input that I haven’t seen yet?

Basically, I have a few ESP32’s around the house doing local gas/env measurements and I’m not sure how best to add them to my Mycodo install…