Delay script to stop repeated api activation

Hi guys any ideas how i could modify the script below to prevent repeated activations upon extended switch. Only what I am finding on occassions is repeated api send messages. Would like to delay between each api send, maybe 2 seconds…

// General code from for Arduino + Ethernet Shield (official) v1.2

#include <SPI.h>
#include <Ethernet.h>

byte mac[] = { 0x00, 0xAA, 0xBB, 0xCC, 0xDE, 0x19 };   // Be sure this address is unique in your network

//Your secret DevID from You can use multiple DevID  on multiple Pin if you want
char DEVID1[] = "????????????";        //Scenario : "The mailbox is open"

//Numeric Pin where you connect your switch
uint8_t pinDevid1 = 3; // Example : the mailbox switch is connect to the Pin 3

// Debug mode
boolean DEBUG = true;
 //   End    //

char serverName[] = "";
boolean pinDevid1State = false;                // Save the last state of the Pin for DEVID1
boolean lastConnected = false;                 // State of the connection last time through the main loop

// Initialize the Ethernet client library
// with the IP address and port of the server 
// that you want to connect to (port 80 is default for HTTP):
EthernetClient client;

void setup() {
  pinMode(pinDevid1, INPUT);
  // start the Ethernet connection:
  if (Ethernet.begin(mac) == 0) {
    Serial.println("Failed to configure Ethernet using DHCP");
    // no point in carrying on, so do nothing forevermore:
    Serial.println("Ethernet ready");
    // print the Ethernet board/shield's IP address:
    Serial.print("My IP address: ");
  // give the Ethernet shield a second to initialize:

void loop()
      // Listening for the pinDevid1 state
      if (digitalRead(pinDevid1) == HIGH && pinDevid1State == false) // switch on pinDevid1 is ON 
        if(DEBUG){Serial.println("pinDevid1 is HIGH");}
        pinDevid1State = true;
        //Sending request to PushingBox when the pin is HIGHT
       if (digitalRead(pinDevid1) == LOW && pinDevid1State == true) // switch on pinDevid1 is OFF
        if(DEBUG){Serial.println("pinDevid1 is LOW");}
        pinDevid1State = false;
        //Sending request to PushingBox when the pin is LOW
        //sendToPushingBox(DEVID1);    //Here you can run an other scenario by creating a DEVID2 variable
      //DEBUG part
      // this write the respons from PushingBox Server.
      // You should see a "200 OK"
      if (client.available()) {
        char c =;
      // if there's no net connection, but there was one last time
      // through the loop, then stop the client:
      if (!client.connected() && lastConnected) {
      lastConnected = client.connected();

//Function for sending the request to PushingBox
void sendToPushingBox(char devid[]){

  if (client.connect(serverName, 80)) {

    if(DEBUG){Serial.println("sendind request");}
    client.print("GET /pushingbox?devid=");
    client.println(" HTTP/1.1");
    client.print("Host: ");
    client.println("User-Agent: Arduino");
  else {
    if(DEBUG){Serial.println("connection failed");}

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