Soccer superstar David Beckham and his wife Victoria Beckham have turned their rented home in Madrid into a fortress, by installing thousands of dollars worth of high-tech security devices.

The Beckhams are determined to keep out intruders and have spent the money on surveillance cameras, alarms and electric shock systems.

The mansion - which is 19 kilometres (12 miles) north of the Spanish capital - is also in a no-fly zone, because of its proximity to a property owned by Spanish KING JUAN CARLOS.

A source says, "That should keep away prying eyes in the sky.

"The estate has its own security but David has gone even further. It's as secure as you can get."

30/11/2003 13:58